ALF burns Italian zoo
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2009:
TURIN–An arson claimed by the Animal Liberation Front with
spray-painted slogans and a posting to the Florida-based Bite Back
web site on February 25, 2009 razed the newly built Zoom Zoo near
Turin, Italy. The zoo was to open in April.
“Several bottles filled with petrol were used to start the
fire, which killed some 40 hawks, buzzards and owls,” Europe News
and Italian media reported. The ALF claimed to have released about
Also killed were two hedgehogs, but firefighters kept the
blaze from harming several tigers who were also on the premises.