Incident Summary:

04/05/2001: Unidentified perpetrator(s) set at least three fires at the National Food Corporation egg farm in Arlington, Washington in the United States. The arson cause $1.5 million in damages, but there were no casualties in the incident. In a memo sent out a year later, an Animal Liberation Front spokesman released a year-end list of arsons, laboratory attacks and other illegal acts he says were committed in the name of saving animals and the environment, and this incident is mentioned in the report.



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 National Food Corporation
Specific Description National Food Corporation, egg-processing plant in Arlington, Washington
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Major (likely > $1 million but < $1 billion)
Value of Property Damage $1,500,000.00
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) (suspected) No
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
"Three-alarm fire burns egg-processing plant; no injuries reported," Associated Press State & Local Wire, April 5, 2001.
Ha Bernton, "Eco-Terrorists Release List of Targets in 2001," Seattle Times, January 16, 2002.
"Police searching for vandals," Associated Press State & Local Wire, July 14, 2001.