Incident Summary:

05/03/2002: A truck parked at the Sims Poultry Inc., a poultry plant outside of Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. was set on fire. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) later claimed responsibility for the incident via their spokesman David Barabash. Barabash claimed the reason for the attack was the profit and harm Sims Poultry had committed against animals. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms confirmed the firm had been the target of animal activists in the past.



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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 Sims Poultry
Specific Description A Sims Poultry truck in Bloomington, 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 Unknown
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: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Radical Environmentalists Eyed After Discovery Of Bombs On Michigan Campus," The Associated Press, November 6, 2001
"Animal Rights Group Takes Credit For Fire," The Associated Press, April 15, 2002.