Incident Summary:

01/27/1994: Members of a group called the Farm Animal Revenge Militia (FARM) used flammable liquid to set fire to two refrigerated trucks owned by the San Diego Meat Company in San Diego, California in the United States. Additionally, they spray painted "Meat is murder" and the acronym "F.A.R.M." on the company building. The arson caused $40,000 in loss and damage. Less than half an hour after the fire was set, a man claiming to represent FARM called television station KUSI and claimed to have started the blaze. There were no casualties in the incident. This incident is related to a similar incident of arson, by the same perpetrators, just three days later at San Diego Meat Company (13094).



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


San Diego

Location Details:
at San Diego Meat Company at 17th & C Streets in San Diego

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity San Diego Meat Company
Specific Description refrigerated trucks belonging to San Diego Meat Company
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $40,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Sabotage Equipment
Weapon Details
flammable liquid; spray paint
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Additional Information This incident is linked to an incident three days later by the Farm Animal Revenge Militia, in which they set fire to the San Diego Meat Company building itself (13094).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Farm Animal Revenge Militia (FARM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Call (post-incident))
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Arsonist has beef with meat," San Diego Union Tribune, January 29, 1994.
Pat Flynn, "FBI joins probe into attacks on meat firms; Fires claimed to be work of animal-rights group," San Diego Union Tribune, February 1, 1994.
Harold D. Guither, "Animal Rights: History and Scope of a Radical Social Movement," Southern Illinois University Press, 1998.