PETA was the backer behind ELF. ELF is the group that burnt down the local horse slaughter plant and the BLM Wild Horse corrals here in our area. OK so maybe the slaughter plant was a good thing because the guy never rebuilt. But the adoption center did nothing wrong. The really bad thing is that in the slaughter plant fire 27 horses were burnt alive and in the BLM fire 6 horses were burnt alive. When asked about the senseless killings of these horses, the reply was "A few must die so that many might live"...And that's ethical treatment? I think NOT!
You can read all about ELF here. It also speaks of the BLM fire and the Cavel West (slaughter plant) fire. Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
Look for this listed towards the bottom: July 21, 1997
Arson of Cavel West meat packing plant in Redmond. Estimated cost over $1 million. Joint ALF/ELF claim.
Nov. 29, 1997
Arsonists destroy a U.S. Bureau of Land Management horse barn, chutes, pens and equipment. Four hundred horses are released, but they are later recaptured. The Earth Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front take joint responsibility. Damages: $474,000.
Note from me: The adoption center is only about 200 yards from Hwy 20. When the 400 horses were released. Many of them crossed the Hwy. That is a major truck route. How none of them got hit is beyond me. The reason the place burn to the ground and was not discovered until morning is that its about 7 miles from Hines in a secluded area and was done at night.
Here is more about it here too.... Arsonists Strike BLM Burns Adoption Center
However there needs to be a correction there. Loyd Mullholland, who I knew, worked there at the time. He told me that the saddle horses that they used for working the wild horses were stalled in the barn and where lost when the barn burnt. The Horse: Sentencing for Slaughter Plant Arsonist Postponed The Horse: Animal Liberation Front Arsonists Sentenced to 12 Years
Its sad that, despite these horrendous acts that PETA supports, they are still taking in million of dollars in donations.