Incident Summary:

01/24/2000: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed credit for an attempted arson of the Primate Products, Inc. in Redwood City, California in the United States. The perpetrators placed flammable materials inside the mail slot of the facility. There were no casualties in the incident, but it is unknown if any damage resulted from the materials.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Redwood City

Location Details:
at Primate Products, Inc. in Redwood City, CA

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Primate Products, Inc.
Specific Description a company which makes cages and other animal research equipment for primates in Redwood City, CA
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
James W. Sweeney, "Rights Group Takes Credit for 6 Attacks, 3 Meat, Poultry Firms in County Among Victims," The Press Democrat, March 17, 2000.
"Animal Liberation Front Says They Attacked California Companies," Environmental News Service, March 16, 2000.
Pamela J. Podger, "Animal-Rights Cell Says It Attacked 6 Local Firms," San Francisco Chronicle, March 17, 2000.