Incident Summary:

02/25/2000: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for placing four incendiary devices into several B&K Universal trucks, a firm which breeds laboratory animals for research, located in Fremont, California in the United States. The trucks were destroyed by the firebombs. There were no casualties in the incident, and the amount of monetary damage is unknown.



United States

North America

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity B&K Universal
Specific Description a firm, which breeds laboratory animals for research in Fremont, CA
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 Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
four 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
James W. Sweeney, "Animal Activists Blamed in Break-in Farm Bureau Office Ransacked," The Press Democrat, March 18, 2000.
Pamela J. Podger, "Animal-Rights Cell Says It Attacked 6 Local Firms," San Francisco Chronicle, March 17, 2000.
Christopher Hewitt, "Political Violence and Terrorism in Modern America," Praeger Security International, 2005.