Incident Summary:

01/30/1994: Members of the Farm Animal Revenge Militia (FARM) used flammable liquid to set fire to two rooms of 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, similar to the incident at the company just three days earlier (12794). The arson caused $60,000 in damage to the building and $15,000 to its contents for a total of $75,000 in damage. There were no casualties in the incident.



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 San Diego Meat Company building
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 $75,000.00
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 The incident occurred at about 1:14am. This incident is linked to an incident three days earlier by the Farm Animal Revenge Militia, in which they set fire to refrigerated trucks owned by the San Diego Meat Company (12794).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Farm Animal Revenge Militia (FARM) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
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
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.
"Meat firm arson sets off search for group," San Diego Union Tribune, January 31, 1994.
Harold D. Guither, "Animal Rights: History and Scope of a Radical Social Movement," Southern Illinois University Press, 1998.