Incident Summary:

11/11/2014: Assailants set fire to 11 Valette Foie Gras Company vehicles in Gourdon, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, France. There were no reported casualties in the attack. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility stated that the attack was carried out in protest of the company's ill treatment of ducks for foie gras.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Valette Foie Gras
Specific Description Vehicles
Nationality of Target France
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 Gasoline or Alcohol
Weapon Details
A gas cylinder was used in the attack.
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: 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
"Gourdon arson destroyed 11 vehicles in Valette foie gras," France 3 TV, November 11, 2014.
"News from the Frontlines," Bite Back, November 15, 2014.