Incident Summary:

7/27/2010: A farm was firebombed near Astoria, Oregon, United States. Members of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that the farm was an active mink farm; however, authorities state that the farm had been inactive due to previous attacks. ALF also stated that the attack consisted of "eight incendiary devices", which caused damage to vehicles and buildings. There were no reports of injuries.



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 Mink Farm
Specific Description The Ylipelto Mink Farm near Astoria was targeted
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
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 One source implied that the incident may have been perpetrated for insurance purposes; however, the source is less credible.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"Firebombing claimed by animal rights activists", The World, July 29, 2010
Peter Young, "Fire & Explosions Rock Former Mink Farm", Voice of the Voiceless- Journal of the American Liberation Movement, July 28, 2010.