Incident Summary:

07/02/2000: Members of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) are suspected to be responsible for an arson at the Rose Acre Farms Inc., a chicken farm in North Vernon, Indiana in the United States. The fire caused about $100,000 worth of damage, destroying a truck and an empty trailer that backed up into a feed mill, which stored food for the 1.8 million chickens at the farm. There were no casualties in the incident. The words "Polluter, animal exploiter, your turn to pay" were spray-painted on a wall at the feed mill, as were the letters "ALF," the acronym for the Animal Liberation Front. However, ALF never made an official claim of responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Near North Vernon

Location Details:
at Rose Acre Farms Inc. in North Vernon, Indiana

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Rose Acre Farms Inc.
Specific Description truck and trailer at Rose Acre Farms, Inc. in North Vernon, Indiana
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 $100,000.00
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
Additional Information Incident occurred just before 11:30 p.m. There was no other evidence to conclusively link ALF to the incident other than the graffiti initials.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) (suspected) 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
FBI, "Terrorism 2000/2001,"FBI, DOJ, 2001.
"Animal-rights group suspected in fire at chicken farm," Associated Press State & Local Wire, July 3, 2000.