Over the last several weeks animal rights activists have taken credit for numerous acts of vandalism on mobile slaughter truck fuel systems in Oregon and Washington state. ALF, otherwise known as the Animal Liberation Front, has claimed that the attacks are being done as “an act of solidarity with the pigs and cows that are slated to be killed by these companies, and with all the victims of animal agriculture”. Thankfully, while the vandalism has caused major inconveniences and financial setbacks for the companies, no persons were caused bodily harm. The FBI and the Department of Homeland security are involved in the investigations of these attacks thanks to the Animal Enterprise Protection Act. Have the attacks stopped business? No, but what they have done is put all those who make a living by raising and processing animals on high alert. In this day and age it can no longer be assumed that one is immune to acts of violence and vandalism done by extremists groups just because one happens to live in a rural community. It really is a “small world” after all, and terrorists with small minds are making it feel more constricted all the time.