Peter Young is the creator of Animal Liberation Frontline, a site created to report on the Animal Liberation Front (A.L.F.) and all actions for animals carried out above the law.

At various times, Peter Young has been a fugitive, activist, author, prisoner, felon, spokesperson, animal liberator, protester, entrepreneur, saboteur, publisher, speaker, and criminal of conscience.

By various people and agencies, he has been called a terrorist, eco-terrorist, “special interest” terrorist, burglar, accessory after the fact, danger to the community, flight risk, unindicted co-conspirator, and member of the Animal Liberation Front.

Today Peter remains an activist and uses this site to express his unapologetic support of those who work outside the law to achieve animal liberation.

“Young covers barnyard arson the way Peter Parker covers Spider-Man.” - Toronto Star

Recent media

Meat Is Murder, Arson Is Fun – San Fransisco Magazine
Raids to Free Minks Up Ante on Animal Rights – New York Times
Vegan Prisoner Playbook – Vice
Fur Farmer Group Warns Against the Dangers of Earth Crisis – Metal Sucks
Montana Fur Farm Targeted by Ecoterrorists – Valley Journal
Breaking the Law to Liberate the Animals – UVU Review
Activist Speaks About Raid – Park Record
Activists Release Hundreds of Animals – Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Vegan Sellout List: A Brilliant (if slimy) PR Stunt – Digital Trends

“A motivational speaker for the A.L.F.”
Teresa Platt, Fur Commission USA


“(A) self-appointed spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front.” FBI agent Mark Kitsmiller

“Be aware of any suspicious activity around (your) farms in the coming days, as activists tend to be energized after his appearance.” Fur Commission security alert to fur farms before a University of Wisconsin lecture

“Peter Young explicitly told members of the audience to commit crimes” Michael Whelan, Executive Director, Fur Commission USA

“He believes all of his illegal activities are justified as long as he hides behind the word ‘compassion.’” Beloit, WI farmer

“(Peter Young) did tremendous damage to many people in the fur business, and shows no remorse.” Dennis and Jill Preissner, third generation mink farmers

“Young… travel(s) the country urging activists to commit crimes in the name of animal rights… (His) appearances are often followed by eco-terrorist activity.” Washington University police memo

“The suspect refused to provide even basic personal information”. San Jose Police Department Officer Cooley

“Unrepentant”. The Associated Press

“He toes the line on advocating people going out and committing crimes” Cedar Rapids, Iowa FBI agent

“He incited people to break the law, and if caught he’d do it again.” Federal judge Stephen Crocker

“Notorious ALF activist gone vegan evangelist.” San Francisco Magazine

“I’m not a vegan and I actually very much disagree with his cause, but… I thought that was pretty brilliant.” Ryan Holiday, media strategist

“I’m happy to hear my advice got someone sent to federal prison.” Bill Nye, on advice imparted in a 1990 conversation.

“Is convinced the FBI is following him everywhere” Oakland Tribune

“You will not be allowed back here. Don’t even try.”  Canadian border patrol

“He won’t be allowed to return to the state — ever.” Dawn Elshere, South Dakota state’s attorney


Peter Young has spoken at over 100 universities, schools and events. To inquire about a speaking appearance, send an email for consideration.

Past lecture topics have included:

The Animal Liberation Front
Politicized prosecutions
Animal liberation philosophy
Direct action
The prison experience
His personal history of moving from mainstream activism; to direct action, fugitive status, and prison.

Send a request for consideration:


Selected speaking history

Saint Louis University
Northern Arizona University
University of Washington
University of Oregon
University of Wisconsin
University of North Carolina – Raleigh
Golden Gate University
Vermont Law School
George Mason University
University of Central Florida
Florida Coastal School of Law
Chapman College
Brooklyn Law School
Syracuse University
Evergreen State College
San Francisco University
Lewis and Clark Law School
Beloit College
American University
Hampshire College
Oberlin College
Drake University
Minneapolis Technical College
Macalester College
Cal State University – Long Beach
Ventura Law School
Arizona State University
Hampshire College
University of Pittsburgh
University of Texas
University of New Mexico
George Washington University
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Rutgers University
Cal State Fresno
New York University
Youngstown State University
Sarah Lawrence College
University of Utah
Utah Valley University
University of Michigan
Weber State University
Webster University

Other venues & events:
Skin Trade film premier (Los Angeles)
Bold Native film premier (Los Angeles)
Northeast Animal Liberation Festival (Troy, NY)
Animal Rights Conference 2007 (Los Angeles)
Animal Rights Conference 2008 (Washington DC)
Animal Rights Conference 2009 (Los Angeles)
Animal Rights Conference 2010 (Washington DC)
Animal Rights Conference 2011 (Los Angeles)
Animal Rights Conference 2012 (Washington DC)
Animal Rights Conference 2013 (Washington DC)
Eko-Zone (Venice, CA)
Clinton Street Theater (w/Will Potter) (Portland, OR)
Cream City Collective (Milwaukee, WI)
Baltimore Animal Rights Coalition (BARC) event (Baltimore, MD)
Behind the Mask screening (Irvine, CA)
H.A.L.A. Conference (Amherst, MA)
Singapore’s (Philadelphia, PA)
Rock Against Racism (Los Angeles, CA)
Free The Animals Conference 2012 (St Louis, MO)
Albany Veg Fest
Lucy Parsons Center (Boston, MA)
Animal Rights Conference 2008 (Washington DC)
Let Live Conference 2008 (Portland, OR)
Let Live Conference 2009 (Portland, OR)
Let Live Conference 2010 (Portland, OR)
International Animal Rights Gathering 2010 (Italy)
Iron Rail Books (New Orleans, LA)
Confronting Cruelty Conference (Salt Lake City, UT)
Future Pasture (Midwest Eco-prisoners Support Group benefit) (Minneapolis, MN)
Fast and Furless (Minneapolis, MN)
Evergreen Animal Liberation Conference (Olympia, WA)
Long Haul Infoshop (Berkeley, CA)
Santa Cruz Free School (Santa Cruz, CA)
Louden Nelson Center (SHAC benefit) (Santa Cruz, CA)
Salt Lake City Library
Animal Liberation Forum 2009 (Long Beach, CA)
Animal Liberation Forum 2010 (Long Beach, CA)
Farmhouse Conference 3
Farmhouse Conference 5