Incident Summary:

8/31/1996: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for planting four incendiary devices in trucks and the loading dock area of the RusDun Farms Inc. in Piperton, Tennessee in the United States. Only one of the firebombs ignited, causing damage to one of the trucks. The group also said that they sabotaged warehouse air conditioner units. The extent of monetary property damage is unknown. There were no casualties in the incident. ALF sent out a communiqué by fax to various news organizations, stating the group committed the attack on ''behalf of more than a half-million chickens imprisoned and in forced labor at the factory farm.''



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
at RusDun Farms Inc. in Piperton, Tennessee

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity RusDun Farms Inc.
Specific Description egg farm in Piperton, TN
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Gasoline or Alcohol
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
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
Tom Charlier, "Fayette Egg Farm Firebombed; Animal Rights Group Takes Responsibility," The Commercial Appeal, September 1, 1996.