Just when you thought they couldn’t sink any lower…

… it seems we should never underestimate the depths to which the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) are prepared to lower themselves to..

A few weeks ago we covered the arson attack and graverobbing aimed at Novartis CEO, Daniel Vasella, where a family urn was stolen by animal rights extremists (see our new AR: Extremism section) who wanted to try and sever Novartis’s links to the research facility Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS).

The ALF desecrated the graves of Daniel Vasella's family, leaving a chilling warning

The ALF desecrated the graves of Daniel Vasella's family, leaving a chilling warning

Recently on the ALF website, Bite Back (Warning: AR Website), the following message was left for Mr. Vasella:

Daniel Vasella,
Because of you there are thousands of animals dying unnamed in mass graves, but yours was all too easy to find. If you wish the urn that was taken from the grave to be returned then you need to publically finish with Huntingon [sic] Life Sciences immediately.
You have 2 choices Mr Vasella: lose HLS or LOSE THE URN

As if this wasn’t enough they went on to threaten further desecrate the remains:

This time you’ve got the chance to receive back your family’s urn in exchange for dropping HLS for now and for ever, Daniel, and if you don’t act fast enough we can just empty the urn in the closest TOILET…

One hopes that the police on the case have breakthroughs soon in finding those responsible, bringing them to justice, and returning the urn to Mr. Vasella.


Tom Holder

3 responses to “Just when you thought they couldn’t sink any lower…

  1. Bite Back is one of several ALF-linked websites. Everyone knows that the different names used by animal-rights extremists are just flags of convenience, varying depending on how violent an attack is and sometimes just to give the impression that there are more AR extremists than there actually are…so it’s perfectly reasonable to use the term “ALF” to refer to the whole alphabet soup of overlapping extremist groups.

  2. Why do you presume Bite Back is the ALF’s website?

    Can you not read the entire communique to see that the Militant Forces Against HLS were responsible?

    Is it hard to understand another name being used?

    Is it that lying is easier? More blog views?

  3. Wow. These ‘animal liberator’ people are scum.