This shit is GREAT! Ever wonder why your children are not with the program? 'Cause the program is evil. The program is wrong. It is dangerous and criminal and we will halt the wholesale destruction of our ecosystems or die trying. No compromise!
"It is an all-out bloody war... I don't think the great-great-grandchildren of these activists will say 'Why did you break the law in pursuit of this goal'? I think they'll say 'Why didn't you do more?'"
— UK ALF spokesperson Robin Webb, urging activists at a gathering in Chicago to "break windows," "burn cars," and engage in other forms of illegal direct action, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 16, 2003
"When push comes to shove, we're ready to push, kick, shove, bite, do whatever to win."
— SHAC USA organizer, Kevin Kjonaas (a/k/a Jonas), who served as an ALF spokesperson in 1999, Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Report, Fall 2002
"This campaign to rescue Iowa's victims of science and agriculture will continue until every animal confinement operation is empty and every slaughterhouse is burned to the ground. In the fight for the freedom of these animals, all is justified."
— Animal Liberation Front (ALF) communiqué, Aug. 18, 2002
"When I do a direct action, I do so proud to be an American."
— Lynn Stone, a climbing instructor for Greenpeace who also doubles as a direct action trainer for the Ruckus Society, The Missoulian, June 25, 2003
"Gas-guzzling SUV's are at the forefront of this vile, imperialistic culture's caravan towards self-destruction. We can no longer allow the rich to parade around in their armored existence... The time is right to fight back."
— ELF communiqué dated March 31, 2001 laying claim to the day-earlier $1 million firebombing of the Romania Chevrolet dealership in Eugene, OR
This action is just a warning. We will be back if this greedy corporation continues to trespass into wild and unroaded areas."
— ELF communiqué issued in Oct. 1998, claiming responsibility for the $12 million firebombing of a ski resort in Vail, CO
"We as a movement we should embrace the Animal Liberation Front. They ignore laws that regard animals as our slaves and our servants, as our property and our possessions. They disobey laws that aid in the oppression of our fellow species. Because these actions are illegal, ALF members remain anonymous. However, if you were to meet them, you would find that they often times look very much like you and me -- because that's who they are."
— Freeman Wicklund, executive director of Compassionate Action for Animals, "The Animal Liberation Front: Following Your Conscience," World Congress for Animals, Washington, D.C., June 21, 1996