Skip to comments.Animal rights activists take credit for burning of Harris Ranch cattle trucks
Posted on 01/10/2012 4:04:32 PM PST by jazusamo
Animal rights activists are behind the burning of cattle trucks at the Harris Ranch truck lot early Sunday, according to a statement from the purported arsonists.
The statement, released Monday, describes how the fire, which heavily damaged 14 tractors and several trailers, was set and says the attack was aimed at "the horrors of factory farming."
Spokeswoman Nicoal R. Sheen of the Animal Liberation Press Office, which released the statement, said the office doesn't take part in illegal actions but distributes communiqués from those who do.
Fresno County sheriff's spokesman Chris Curtice said detectives are looking into the claim. He would not comment further except to say "that was one of the directions they were looking into anyway."
The fire started just before 4 a.m. in the truck storage area at Highway 145 and Interstate 5. Several tractor-trailer rigs were engulfed in flames when deputies and Cal Fire personnel arrived. It took about 45 minutes to put out the blaze.
The cost of the damage has not been released.
Harris Farms is one of the nation's largest family-owned agribusinesses. It is California's largest cattle feeder, beef processor and beef marketer.
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They do some really nice beef there, very tasty.
1) Acronym for Pain In The Ass, a major annoyance.
2) Flat bread of Mediterranean origin
Even though the first definition comes very close to what you were aiming for it's not quite right.
When I’m homeward bound on Interstate 5, I always stop at Harris Ranch to pick up some beef.
Nothing stands between me and my ribeye.
This was a big problem and getting bigger through the 1980s and 90s. Most of their crimes took place in podunk jurisdictions and they were extremely mobile. Their activities crossed multiple state lines and there was no serious effort to deal with them. Of course, they had many sympathizers and when actually caught, they were regarded indulgently and were all too often treated with teenage vandals and let off with wrist slaps.
As I recall, only after 9/11 was the concept of domestic terrorism taken seriously. Someone in the GWB administration must have finally made a phone call and a serious Federal, multi-jurisdictional effort was undertaken. Finally a few of these little scamps (imagine your typical OWSer) were run to earth, had the book thrown at them, and started singing like canaries. A whole bunch of “ELF’s” were rounded up and made to serve adult-sized prison sentences. They had some adoring Mother Jones and Rolling Stone, etc. articles written about them but as soon as the rest of the Birckenstock and blond dreadlocked set realized that they’d would indeed get caught and do hard time, these spectacular arson incidents went out of fashion.
Now, somebody thinks that happy days just might be here again. One doesn’t even have to ask what side Holder and the gang would come down on, but it’s obvious he has been unable to take over the FBI.
they should be shot...
What would they say if a group of Plant Right Activists burned their gardens before they had a chance to KILL THEIR PLANTS AND EAT THEM
Yep, The Family was busted and all but three caught, those three are still fugitives. The rest, I believe 14, got hard time and some are still in with years to serve in a Fed slammer.
They were mostly based in WA and OR but now the other groups in mostly Western states are crying like babies because their crimes are considered terrorism, they think that’s unfair, boohoo. LOL!
Chances that Dr. Jerry Vlasaks finger prints, money, and planning are also behind the scenes ?
Lock them up! We’ll hang them tomorrow right after the trial!
This is a hate crime, plain and simple.
Some people hate carnivores.
This is designed to put fear in those that eat animal protein.
Hate crime penalties must apply to send a message to those who hate.
Mark to read
Scumbag bas!ards. Harris Ranch has a great restaurant and one of the nicest hotels we’ve ever stayed in.
I wonder how much taxpayer money odumbo has given to PETA along with Acorn and Planned Parenthood.
I think the job of Spokeswoman for the AL Press Office needs to become a bit more dangerous.
Looks like another reason to bring back the “Range Detective” to keep the vegan PETA freaks under control. Also arson is one of those property crimes were lethal force is allowed to stop it ,cause once you light that fire you don’t control it.
No doubt about it.
"You DO realize that the bulk of human food comes from the reproductive organs and unborn children of penniless innocent plants? Why, at least I have the decency to kill my food BEFORE I eat it; while you thoughtless vegans munch those salad greens ALIVE, cold-heartedly. Why, if I put some EEG electrodes on those leaves, we could see the registration of their pain!!!
"My God, how cruel..." (turn away and sob in empathy)