Animal Liberation Front

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Animal Liberation Front

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an animal-rights movement founded in Britain, often using direct action. Abbreviation: ALF
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Humanitarian violent groups, on the other hand, such as the Band of Mercy, ALF, and the Urban Gorillas, engage in bombings, destruction of research records, commando raids aimed at business disruption, releasing animals, spray-painting buildings, burning vehicles, personal threats, sabotage, and arson.
In that case, PETA claimed a group known as the Band of Mercy was responsible.