Bite Back

Bite Back is a Malaysia-registered websites and magazines that promote the cause of animal liberation movement, and especially animal Liberation Front (ALF). [3] According to the Sunday Times , is the name inspired by an arson campaign targeting the US fur industry in the 1990s. [4]

Its founder and editor, Nicolas Atwood, has said that Bite Back’s mission is to “support animal judicial conscience and report on current events in the struggle.” [5]

The site may also anonymous communiques of political justice, including those of the Animal Rights Militia (ARM), the Justice Department and the Animal Liberation Brigade. [6]

Background

Bite Back established in 2001 by Atwood, an animal rights activist in West Palm Beach, Florida. [7] In March 2005, Atwood set up a Florida-based company, Bite Back, Inc., to operate the site and newspaper sales. [4]

Forum

Initials Animal Liberation Front with an anarchist circle-A is incorporated in the design

Bite Back acts as a forum for ALF activists, and a place they can submit claims of liability for direct action to achieve animal liberation. [8] In 2006, it was encouraging attacks against Oxford University, publishing personal information on graduates and urged supporters to “do everything necessary” to “blow these fucking monsters off the plane.” [5]

In 2007, when incendiary devices were found at Templeton College, Oxford, Biteback reported a claim of responsibility on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front: “The latest measure is part of an ongoing struggle against the University of Oxford and its continued reign of terror over the unseen victims inside their animals LAB. ” [9]

The FBI, while reportedly aware of the site, says action against it would violate the First Amendment protection of freedom of expression. [5]

In 2005 Bite Back published a “Direct Action Report” listing actions carried out by activists on a global scale. It writes that in 2004 was 17.262 animals were freed, and 554 acts of sabotage, vandalism and arson conducted. [3]

Notes

  1. Jump up ^ Issue 12, page 1, Bite Back Magazine , May 2007.
  2. Jump up ^ TV, SARC.
  3. ^ Jump up to: ab Radical animal rights magazine 2004 “Direct Action” report Archive September 26, 2006, at the Wayback Machine,. Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network 25 January 2005.
  4. ^ Jump up to: ab Unmasked: animal extremist war of Oxford, The Sunday Times February 19, 2006.
  5. ^ Jump up to: abc Laville, Sandra & Booth, Robert. “Scientists speak out for animal experiments”, The Guardian, February 24, 2006.
  6. Jump up ^ “> Diary of measures, Bite Back .
  7. Jump up ^ Personal data released by animal rights activists require direct action, The Oxford Student February 24, 2006.
  8. Jump up ^ Got Ling, David. Animal rights activist admits firebombing attempt, The Guardian, August 17, 2006.
  9. Jump up ^ Payne Stewart. “Animal Activists plant bombs at Oxford college”, The Daily Telegraph February 27, 2007.