KSL Channel 5 reports that a minor fire which broke out at the Leather Factory on 1100 South and State Street in Salt Lake City last week is officially attributable to arson, according to Salt Lake City fire spokesman Scott Freitag. According to a post on UtahConcealedCarry, the perpetrators spread an accelerant up and down the aisles, especially over where they store their leather. But although Freitag has no information about who set the fire or about possible motive, KSL also reports that posting is circulating among animal rights websites with information on the fire. They did not identify the websites.
However, the Animal Liberation Front website contains a posting about the fire. While they take no responsibility for it, they state "The true motive of this action can not be known, but a store selling the skins of animals would be a legitimate target for the A.L.F." This implies that the ALF would consider taking such action in the future. In June 1995, the Animal Liberation Front set fire to the Tandy Leather in Murray, causing $300,000 damages.
This information has also been posted by notorious animal rights terrorist Peter Young on VoiceOfTheVoiceless; Young was convicted for his role in liberating thousands of animals from fur farms across the country and served a Federal prison sentence.
But what has not occurred to these animal rights activists is that they actually perpetrate ADDITIONAL cruelty to animals. In August 2008, William Viehl of Layton and Alex Hall of Ogden raided the McMullin mink farm in South Jordan, opening hundreds of pens and destroyed breeding records. Although most of the 600 mink were recovered, several animals died after being struck by cars or from stress caused by the release. Other surviving minks were dehydrated and lethargic. Why were they stressed? Because the mink, having been domesticated, were NOT equipped to survive in the wild.
But the idealistic snots who released them didn't think about that, did they?