Incident Summary:

01/15/2000: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for placing incendiary devices at the offices and in the cabs of two delivery trucks of Petaluma Farms in Petaluma, California in the United States. The two trucks were destroyed, and upon a search of the facility, authorities uncovered 6 additional improvised incendiary devices which had failed to ignite. In a later communiqué released by the North American Animal Liberation Front Press Office, ALF took credit for the incident, stating that the farm was targeted because it "enslaves chickens for their eggs." There were no casualties in the incident, and the monetary damage was estimated at $20,000.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
at Petaluma Farms in Petaluma, California

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Petaluma Farms
Specific Description chicken farm in Petaluma, CA
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 $20,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
more than six incendiary devices
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
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
FBI, "Terrorism 2000/2001,"FBI, DOJ, 2001.
Suzanne Bohan, "Some cage-free egg producers fear effects of Prop. 2," Contra Costa Times (California), September 24, 2008.
Debra J. Saunders, "Save the Chickens," San Francisco Chronicle, March 26, 2000.