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Animal Liberation Front strike in Toronto


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On July 14th 2014, a Canadian animal rights activist working under the "Animal Liberation Front" umbrella injected a smelly liquid (butyric acid) into the carpets at the offices of the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS). The acid, which has a smell of vomit, will be difficult to remove. Staff are reported to be shaken but unhurt.

A recent communique from the ALF reads:

On July 14, 2014, in Toronto, the Animal Liberation Front injected butyric acid into the office of the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science. CALAS is an organization made up of vivisectors that promotes animal research. The butyric acid will soak through the carpet and into the floorboards of their offices, and major repairs will be needed to get rid of the stench. Any building managers considering taking in CALAS as a tenant should be aware that unless you want something similar to happen in your offices, then think twice before doing business with these murderers. -ALF

The threat to do this to any office building which CALAS uses is an example of secondary targeting - attacking the clients (building landlord) of an institution which deals with animal research. The use of butyric acid is not new, anti-whaling group, Sea Shepherd, used it to disrupt Japanese whaling ships.