The A.L.F. Strikes Again: Collected Writings Of The Animal Liberation Front In North America
Animal Rights/Vegan Activist Strategies Article from All-Creatures.org

Edited by Peter Young
September 2021

Forty years into the A.L.F.'s history in North America, despite over 1,000 actions, being the subject of multiple congressional hearings, and surviving the label of "America's number one domestic terrorist threat" - their history has been largely untold. This book is a platform for the Animal Liberation Front to finally tell their story.

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This is the definitive history of the Animal Liberation Front (A.L.F.) - as told by those who made it.

The A.L.F. Strikes Again is the largest-ever collection of writing from members of the Animal Liberation Front (the "radical fringe of the animal rights movement"), tying together over 40 years of documents with one goal: A complete collection of everything written by the A.L.F. in North America.

From anonymous interviews with the activists behind the rescue of 1,200 animals from the University of Arizona, to how-to guides on sinking whaling ships, to "how it was done" pieces on shutting down an Iowa fur farm - it's all here.

Here is the book, in five parts:

Part One: How It Was Done - The A.L.F. gives step-by-step accounts of some of their most spectacular animal liberations, including:

  • The University Of Arizona (1,200 animals rescued, 1989)
  • University of California - Harbor (12 dogs rescued, 1983)
  • College Of Notre Dame (250 mice rescued, 2000)
  • ...and a dozen more

Part Two: Interviews - Rare tell-all interviews with the Animal Liberation Front, including activists behind raids such as:

  • The University of Pennsylvania (labs broken into and vivisection footage removed, 1984)
  • Texas Tech University (Five cats rescued, 1989)
  • University of Alberta (29 cats rescued, 1992)
  • ...and ten more.

Part Three: Essays - From anonymous bulletins for the A.L.F. to communicate between cells, to overt calls to action, to prison writings - it's all here. Among them:

  • "A.L.F. Bulletin To All Fur Farm Raiders" (message from an A.L.F. cell on optimizing fur farm liberations)
  • "Life Underground" (Anonymous A.L.F. member on the necessity of going underground for animal liberation)
  • "Fire Is A Good Tool" (Activist behind rescue of 46 dogs from a California lab on regrets over not burning the lab down)
  • ...and over 15 more.

Part Four: Communiques - Over 150 anonymous statements released after A.L.F. actions, among them:

  • University Of Oregon (264 animals rescued, 1986)
  • University Of Minnesota (116 animals rescued, 1999)
  • United Feeds (fur farm feed supplier burned down, 1999)
  • ...and over 150 more.

Part Five: How To Guides - Literal manuals on carrying out Animal Liberation Front (A.L.F.) actions - large to small, including:

  • An Animal Liberation Primer (introductory manual to basic sabotage techniques)
  • How To Sink Whalers (how to sink ships that kill animals)
  • The Final Nail (step-by-step guides to raiding fur farms)

The Animal Liberation Front (A.L.F.) intervenes where mainstream animal rights groups have failed. The A.L.F. breaks into buildings, rescues animals, and destroys property of animal abusers. They work outside the law, and, unless caught, their identities are never known.

Forty years into the A.L.F.'s history in North America, despite over 1,000 actions, being the subject of multiple congressional hearings, and surviving the label of "America's number one domestic terrorist threat" - their history has been largely untold. This book is a platform for the Animal Liberation Front to finally tell their story.

With few blindspots, this book compiles nearly everything written by the North American Animal Liberation Front - settling the score on what the A.L.F. is, what they believe, and exactly how they do what they do.

Regarded as heroes by many today, yet regarded as heroes by all tomorrow - this book was compiled to play a role in history vindicating the Animal Liberation Front.


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