Animal rights group vandalizes Michigan slaughterhouse

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An animal rights group allegedly claimed responsibility for vandalizing a Michigan slaughterhouse and one of its vehicles and freeing cows from the facility Monday morning.

The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) released an email following the incident at McNee’s Meats. Members of the group spray-painted “Meat is Murder” on the front of the building and a sign outside, glued door locks to the building and company vehicle shut, and released cattle. WNEM reports cages used for holding chickens were also destroyed.

McNee’s Meats is located in North Branch, Michigan. ALF has attacked other slaughterhouses and cattle operations across the country including Harris Farms in January 2012. ALF set a fire that heavily damaged 14 tractors and several cattle trailers. Losses were estimated to total over $2 million.



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bonnie jensen    
Missouri  |  August, 28, 2013 at 04:47 PM

When are they going to put a stop to these people? They claim responsibility and they can't ever catch them..These ARs are getting crazy and dangerous!!!!!!!

Alafair Robicheaux    
California  |  August, 28, 2013 at 06:01 PM

Bonnie we will stop when people like you stop thinking that animals belong to you to do with what you will. But until then just know that We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us

donna kay    
portsmouth, ohio  |  August, 28, 2013 at 06:13 PM

Run cows run. I love that the animals were released. Why do you think that your taste buds are more important than a living, feeling being. Shame on you and all who eat meat. Shame on you and all who enslave animals. Shame on you and all who abuse animals. Choose compassion over cruelty. I'm vegan for life.

Maria    
Brooklyn, NY  |  August, 28, 2013 at 06:20 PM

Well done!

Rhonda Brabbin    
California  |  August, 28, 2013 at 06:33 PM

Just because someone makes a living at something doesn't make it right. The cows you kill loved their lives, their children, felt pain, joy, excitement, sadness and hope. What gives any of you the right to take that from another living being? SPECIES-ISM IS NO BETTER THAN RACISM

Susan Duke    
GA  |  August, 28, 2013 at 07:03 PM

People who torture and murder animals are the terrorists, let's get real here! In fact, everyone who eats animals is complicit to the pain and suffering they endure. I applaud any and all ALF actions against the oppressors, and hope that more is done to put an end to the concentration camps for animals! SHAME ON YOU who impose terror on animals, stop the violence! These attacks will stop when you stop the murder and grow vegetables!! Simple as that- stop the violence or expect it in return!!

UIARA SCHMID    
BELLEAIR, FLORIDA, USA  |  August, 28, 2013 at 07:08 PM

I'M VERY PROUD OF ALF , THE GROUP WHICH FIGHTS FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS ! THEY ARE REAL HEROES ! ALF IS GREAT ! I WANT TO CONGRATULATE THEM FOR SUCH VICTORIES !

Kaethe Mayer    
August, 28, 2013 at 09:09 PM

Thank you for helping the animals so unselfishly by putting yourselves and your freedom at risk! I can't say thank you enough.

David Beskind    
Hartford, CT  |  August, 28, 2013 at 10:51 PM

BRAVO, ALF !!!!! The meat & dairy industries contribute to the biggest holocaust the world will ever know. We will continue to fight on behalf of all our fellow sentient beings who are exploited, confined, kidnapped, tortured, murdered by the billions every year. This cruel, selfish, idiotic pattern kills humans as well, just a bit slower, thru our bodies and environmental destruction. Wake up, Bonnnie. Visit a slaughterhouse so you can accurately define what is truly crazy, dangerous & extreme. Think about the billions of gentle beings who'd never do to us what's mercilessly, repeatedly done to them. "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian." - Sir Paul McCartney

jen renstrom    
Illinois  |  August, 28, 2013 at 11:31 PM

This just made my day :) All my heroes have FBI files....

Elizabeth    
North Carolina  |  August, 29, 2013 at 06:03 AM

Meat is obsolete. Congrats to ALF for doing what so many of us would love to do. Animals have no say in their lives as people do. GO VEGETARIAN and you will be healthier.

toes    
Hazel Park, MI  |  August, 29, 2013 at 07:42 AM

Cows do not have emotional feelings like humans, you veggies are nuts, not to mention that a vegetarian diet IS NOT heathier than someone who eat good grass fed beef, like the cows slaughtered at Mc Nees. Your cause is a farce, never gonna happen that the world relies on vegetables to survive. If you do not want to eat a steak, that is fine, but you do not have the right to destroy another fellows property. The Lord put the animals on this earth to be our sustenance, from the prophets of old until the end of time there have been and will be flesh to sustain us.

Annie    
Australia  |  August, 29, 2013 at 07:45 AM

Ditto Alafair

lightning    
August, 29, 2013 at 07:52 AM

Alafair, it is truly sad to see the mind of a person go to such extremes to think that you can destroy the property of others in the name of saving animals. You have saved nothing, you're just an annoyance, akin to flies around an outhouse. You really think you are doing something and in your mind I'm sure you feel empowered. Then to say "We do not forgive", really.....forgive what????? Seriously what are you saving, who are you helping? What is your purpose? You can not come to a logical conclusion with what you are doing, sadly, I must say, it is those of a weaker mind who are easily manipulated to do the will of others. "life is tough, it's tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne

jong    
August, 29, 2013 at 08:08 AM

We will. And when you lie in the grass bleeding out from you nights activities you might give it some thought. And I have plenty of rounds for each of you.

brokenheart    
iowa  |  August, 29, 2013 at 08:28 AM

Save the unborn human babies, they have feelings, they have a soul, save the children that are enslaved to human trafficing.

DJ    
Alabama  |  August, 29, 2013 at 08:58 AM

You turds need to be taken out by armed resistance. You will pay the price for your ignorance.

toes    
August, 29, 2013 at 09:03 AM

Amen to that.

toes    
August, 29, 2013 at 09:03 AM

Amen to that.

cowboy36    
Wyoming  |  August, 29, 2013 at 09:06 AM

Just an excuse for non producing vandals to destroy other folks property. What about you killing plants? The clothes you wear come from animals, especially shoes, or do you wear plastic made by polluting the earth? How often do you destroy an abortion clinic?

Alice    
Chicago  |  August, 29, 2013 at 09:33 AM

You just lost any credibility mentioning "the lord." If your alleged "lord" had meant for humans to consume animals, why did he give them the ability to feel pain and fear? Oh right, because he's a loving and kind lord. What a bunch of nonsense. SO typical to bring religion into something that is completely devoid of any compassion whatsoever.

Alice    
Chicago  |  August, 29, 2013 at 09:40 AM

Spoken like the real reason this country needs a succession from the redneck contingency. Guess what, neanderthal TURD, nobody is afraid of your backwoods ass!

Mike    
NYC  |  August, 29, 2013 at 09:42 AM

Oooh, big bad hick with a gun. Color me shocked.

Bradley Months    
Kansas  |  August, 29, 2013 at 09:42 AM

Settle down Alice. We can tell from your Chicago location that the closest thing to animal agriculture you've seen is your cat.

Frankie Drew    
Springfield  |  August, 29, 2013 at 10:16 AM

You don't want to kill animals for food, but it doesn't bother you at all to kill babies. God put the animals on this earth to feed the people.

Tionico    
Washington, the State  |  August, 29, 2013 at 10:36 AM

search them out, charge them, and make them restore the damage they caused. If I had vandalised their house, I'd expect the same treatment. We are yet a natioin of LAWS, and laws prohibit such activity. Who the Aitch do you clowns think you are, pasing judgement, acting outside the laws, demanding your way? Grow up and get a life.

corrine wynne    
August, 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Your right about propertty destruction, no one has the right to steal horses and slaughter them either. So when you say its a property rights issue you understand that its not about just cows either

Bea Elliott    
Florida  |  August, 29, 2013 at 02:01 PM

"The Lord put the animals on this earth to be our sustenance, from the prophets of old until the end of time there have been and will be flesh to sustain us." Ooops! Don't forget the biblical passages that allow for human sacrifice, human slavery, infanticide, genocide, murder and incest. Don't cherry-pick only the parts you like... That wouldn't be fair or objective - now would it?

Bea Elliott    
Florida  |  August, 29, 2013 at 02:09 PM

I'm calling it. Twice we have the mention of "gOd" and once of bloodshed from those who take the pro-slaughter position. Sounds like "religilous" jihadists. A nonviolent ethic begins on your plate. Peace. ;)

Matt    
Indiana  |  August, 29, 2013 at 03:07 PM

Alafair, Animals do belong to humans. They are very tasty. Just like the deer I am going to shoot this hunting season. If you are so concerned about animals, why do you eat all of their food?

Matt    
Indiana  |  August, 29, 2013 at 03:09 PM

Well said Frankie

Matt    
Indiana  |  August, 29, 2013 at 03:10 PM

Hey Alice, It's secession, not succession. It may be a good idea to learn how to spell before you call someone a Neanderthal.

CR    
Sturgis, SD  |  August, 29, 2013 at 03:14 PM

Susan, et al, have to greatly thank you for your contributions to this article. It was just a plainly factual affair, but you all have added more colour than the author ever could. This is what animal activism is about, poorly informed individuals with a strong desire to force their will on other by any means available them, regardless of legality or illegality. Perhaps for all the tolerance and ethic you espouse, you might settle back and take a little of in yourself. I join the majority who look for a swift investigation, prosecution and restitution. You're fortunate to live in a society of laws and justice, where at least you can continue to brazenly spout your contempt while the process works.

CR    
Sturgis, SD  |  August, 29, 2013 at 03:14 PM

Susan, et al, have to greatly thank you for your contributions to this article. It was just a plainly factual affair, but you all have added more colour than the author ever could. This is what animal activism is about, poorly informed individuals with a strong desire to force their will on other by any means available them, regardless of legality or illegality. Perhaps for all the tolerance and ethic you espouse, you might settle back and take a little of in yourself. I join the majority who look for a swift investigation, prosecution and restitution. You're fortunate to live in a society of laws and justice, where at least you can continue to brazenly spout your contempt while the process works.

Alafair Robicheaux    
California  |  August, 29, 2013 at 05:56 PM

Brokenheart; contrary to what you might think i am a born again Christian and an animal rights activst and anti-speciesest I am pro life, pro all life unlike you!

shar w    
uk  |  August, 29, 2013 at 06:05 PM

Did you correct her spelling before or after you stuck the boot into a calf? You sound like a petty, petulant wee cave monkey! You should be more concerned about the scandals re the abuse of the very animals you eat, instead of sitting here with your dictionary, poring over every word an AR writes. Grow up!

Alafair    
California  |  August, 29, 2013 at 06:15 PM

Toes, I am a born again Christian please, please, please give me the verse in Gods word that says "The Lord put the animals on this earth to be our sustenance" I will be waiting for this

Alafair    
California  |  August, 29, 2013 at 06:17 PM

Frankie, please like I said to toes please tell me where it says in the Bible God put the animals on the earth to feed people

Alafair    
August, 29, 2013 at 06:30 PM

Lighting it is truly sad to see the mind of a person go to such extremes to think that you can destroy an animals life in the name of your diet. Those animals belong to themselves and not to you. What we don't forgive is the ongoing holocaust that people like you are perpetuating, saving? Saving innocent lives, helping? Innocent Lives, purpose? I will fight for the enslaved, abused, tortured until my dying day and if my death would end all animal abuse I would take my life in an instant. and by the way John Wayne died of Stomach Cancer and "Meat: Consumption of meat is strongly suspected to be conducive to cancer. Dr John Berg and associates of the US National Cancer Institute and Tohoku University School of Medicine (Japan), studied 179 colon cancer patients and 357 non-cancer patients, all Japanese of varying origin and background, and found that consumption of beef was the only factor common to all the cancer patients." "cooked meat causes damage to all vital organs, and it must be clearly understood that in order to prevent cancer or reverse it, these organs must be capable of reasonable function."

Alafair    
California  |  August, 29, 2013 at 06:50 PM

Toes and you know this about cows feelings how? What is your degree in?

Alafair    
California  |  August, 29, 2013 at 06:54 PM

CR from Sturgis, animal activism is by any means necessary this is a war and all is fair in love and war

    
August, 29, 2013 at 09:09 PM

And you are a bunch of brainless morons stupider than a chicken with its head cut off. You are NOT "legion" and I hope someday somebody teaches you a lesson with a shotgun. Sorry, BUT the animals DO BELONG TO the People that have them in custody. Now take your asininity back to the porta-potty tank where you belong.

    
August, 29, 2013 at 09:11 PM

Go graze in the pasture with the other dumb bovines. Shame on you who think animals are NOT for eating; TOO bad your mother dropped you on your head or forgot to visit planned parenthood before you were born.

    
August, 29, 2013 at 09:14 PM

orry Bea, but you just revealed that you ARE a total brainless idiot and totally ignorant about what the Bible says . Nice try at making up things, but in any class I taught you'd get an F- for stupidity.

    
August, 29, 2013 at 09:16 PM

More lie you are PRO-STUPIDITY and ignorance.

Kathryn Katz    
Traveling thru the UK  |  August, 30, 2013 at 09:24 AM

Matt, it takes a smug, ignorant jerk to play spelling Nazi. You got the drift of what Alice was saying. Animals belong to humans? Humans are animals. Where do you draw the line? I see you've decided the rights of embryonic tissue are more important than a woman's right to choose whether she is willing to carry it (with all that entails) until it is a viable human. That's big of you. That's just my opinion. In civilized society having opinions is an inalienable right, so don't get your panties all in a bunch about it, mk?

Chuck    
Kansas  |  August, 30, 2013 at 09:24 AM

Alafair, you are truly off the scale of mental health. You 'free' animals that are being cared for by turning them loose into an environment that is extremely dangerous for them. Your cruelty clothed as care for animals is unimaginable.

Jack Russell    
cow town mich  |  August, 31, 2013 at 09:29 AM

Dunno toes. Being from Hazel Park how many cows have you raised or spent time with? My cattle have very different personalities.. and much of their behavior indicates they are pretty smart. If I were to slaughter one.. I would do so on my farm. Less stress for the animal and I control what happens.. assure the animal is treated humanely. I don' t like slaughterhouses. I don't like auction houses that auction off emaciated used up dairy cows. Many are in such deplorable condition I would be ashamed to admit there were ever on my farm. Animals that serve you well and feed or work for your family must be respected and treated well and with common sense. I question why cameras are not allowed in stockyards... is there something going on there they don't want documented? I guess organizations like ALF keep the slaughter industry on their toes...since they are unable themselves to assure humane and common sense policies and practices. Nothing happens at my farm that cannot withstand public scrutiny.

Alafair    
CA  |  August, 31, 2013 at 08:26 PM

Chuck seems like you and your ilk have this need to insult, anyway I don't know about you but if I were a cow in a slaughterhouse I would much rather be on the loose in any environment other than a place that will slit my throat just so they could eat me. "environment that is extremely dangerous for them" or a slaughterhouse gee doesn't seem like very many happy choices.

Alafair    
CA  |  August, 31, 2013 at 08:26 PM

Chuck seems like you and your ilk have this need to insult, anyway I don't know about you but if I were a cow in a slaughterhouse I would much rather be on the loose in any environment other than a place that will slit my throat just so they could eat me. "environment that is extremely dangerous for them" or a slaughterhouse gee doesn't seem like very many happy choices.

Ken Vegan    
Canada  |  September, 01, 2013 at 04:21 PM

Frankie, why are there 1 billion people going to bed every night hungry and between 20,000 and 40,000 children starving to death everyday? We have enough food on this Planet for everyone but people would rather fatten a cow for a steak than feed a hungry child. Farm animals consume 65% of the crops.

Ken Vegan    
Canada  |  September, 01, 2013 at 04:21 PM

Frankie, why are there 1 billion people going to bed every night hungry and between 20,000 and 40,000 children starving to death everyday? We have enough food on this Planet for everyone but people would rather fatten a cow for a steak than feed a hungry child. Farm animals consume 65% of the crops.

lucky2cope    
September, 02, 2013 at 12:21 PM

...You've never actually handled livestock, have you? That's not really a question, it's an observation. Animals don't 'love' their "children', they reproduce, then if left to their own devices rather violently drive them off when they think they've nursed long enough. Or, you know, kill them on accident like pigs tend to do if not restrained. And of course they will kill and injure each other with impunity and believe me, they feel zero guilt about it. I suppose it shouldn't surprise me how many stupid urbanites are the backbone of terrorist groups like ALF. Or how all the cutesy vegans don't mind all the animals crop agriculture (no matter how "natural") has to kill to keep their ignorant mouths fed. Please go try to hug a boar in mating rut or something. It's funny when animal lovers get critically injured.

Eva    
NY, NY  |  September, 02, 2013 at 02:36 PM

Donna - "run" where? What an idiotic statement. Oh, and sorry to burst your bubble, but - there's no such thing as "vegan."

Eva    
NY, NY  |  September, 02, 2013 at 02:37 PM

Medium rare!

Laura    
Sacramento  |  September, 06, 2013 at 07:02 PM

Lightning...You are wrong about cows not having feelings and emotions. They love and protect their young like any other mammal! I used to eat meat, but I am now a vegan. You really need to watch some slaughterhouse videos or factory farm videos and see how horribly abused these animals are. Maybe you don't want to see what you are doing to these poor beings by eating them and using their products. I forgive, but it's hard to watch these videos and think of those monsters as human beings. Go ALF!


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