A.L.F. Takes Credit for Fire at Utah Foie Gras Restaurant
A.L.F. Lonewolf strikes again: A Utah foie gras restaurant is set on fire, temporarily closes.
Overnight, Channel 4 news in Salt Lake City received a communique from “Lonewolf”, taking credit for an arson at Tiburon, a foie gras restaurant. The fire reportedly did $10,000 in damages, and temporarily closed the restaurant.
This is the second “Lonewolf” communique in recent weeks. The first took credit for two arsons: one at a Sheepskin Factory store in Denver, and the second a Leather Factory store in Salt Lake City.
The fire was first reported on by the Salt Lake Tribune on July 3rd. The coverage made no mention of a possible animal liberation motive.
Two and a half years ago another foie gras restaurant was targeted in Salt Lake City. A restaurant called The Metropolitan took foie gras off their menu as a result. The restaurant was quoted as saying they stopped serving foie gras after anonymous activists smashed their windows and turned off the gas main. The action cost them tens of thousands of dollars.
With these recent “Lonewolf” actions, and other communiques over the last 18 months, we see the A.L.F. abandoning the group model and working in a way that is both streamlined and minimizes risk: as individuals, working alone.
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