Unit 2 Assignment 2
Domestic Terrorism is defined by the FBI as: “The unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group of individuals based and operated entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives.” ("Internal threats to," 2012) Animal Liberation Front (ALF) is concerned about maltreatment of animals. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) transfers out thru action against animal abuse in the form of saving animals and producing financial loss to animal exploiters, usually through the harm and demolition of stuff. ("Animals liberation front.com,”) The ALF's short-term strategy is to save as many animals as possible and directly interrupt the exercise of animal abuse. Their long term strategy is to end all animal suffering by forcing animal abuse companies out of business. ("Animals liberation front.com,”)
It is a nonviolent campaign, activists taking all precautions not to harm any animal (human or otherwise). ("Animals liberation front.com,”)
Because ALF actions may be against the law, activists work anonymously, either in small groups or individually, and do not have any centralized organization or coordination. ("Animals liberation front.com,”) AFL isn’t known for causing physical harm, but they acted will against animal cruelty. An insert taken from Animal Liberation Front.com:
“The FBI and Nassau and Suffolk County police recently said they were investigating allegations that the Animal Liberation Front, a shadowy radical animal rights group, has waged a campaign of harassment against a pharmaceutical company executive and his wife who live on Long Island. ALF said it has targeted these people because they are associated with Manhattan-based pharmaceutical company Forest Laboratories Inc., which has facilities in Commack,...
References: Internal threats to america:. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/www.intellectualtakeout.org/files/Domestic Terrorism Study Guide - March 2012_0.pdf
Animals liberation front.com. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/alf_credo.htm
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