Received anonymously by aboveground groups in the US:
"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT COMMUNIQUE
ARSON AT MEAT STORE ASSOCIATED WITH SELLING TIGER MEAT IN CHICAGO AREA
APRIL 4, 2003
LOCKPORT,IL - UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS, ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT OPERATIVES INFILTRATED THE ROOF OF CZIMER'S GAME AND SEAFOOD, SETTING IT ON FIRE. THISACTION FURTHER EXTENDED THE SENTENCE HANDED DOWN BY FEDERAL COURTS ON APRIL 3, 2003 FOR WILLIAM KNAPP AND KEVIN RAMSEY KILLING INNOCENT TIGERS AND ILLEGALLY SELLING THE MEAT AT THIS STORE. YOUR CRIMES HAVE NOT GONE UNNOTICED AND YOU ARE NOTINNOCENT.THESE HELPLESS ANIMALS WERE SHOT (MURDERED) IN CAGES AT POINT BLANK. BE CAREFUL,BECAUSE WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU LIVE. PRAY FOR EXTENDED JAIL TIME AND ENJOY YOUR STAY YOU SICK FUCKING BASTARDS.
UNTIL THE INNOCENT CAN LIVE IN PEACE,
ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT"
An AP article on the action:
Fire officials investigating fire at store that sold tiger meat
CHICAGO (AP) - Less than a day after a man was convicted of killing tigers and leopards and selling their meat, fire broke out Friday in the market he was accused of supplying.
a dog trained to sniff out flammable materials
Tom Ahearn, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said it was too soon to say whether arson was involved. He said the fire was confined to a rear meat processing room.
On Thursday, a federal jury found William Kapp, 37, a Will County corrections officer and taxidermist, guilty of violating the Endangered Species Act and other offenses for transporting, selling and killing tigers and leopards that are protected by law.
He faces 2 1/2 years or more in federal prison at sentencing.
The trial focused on a 16-member ring operating in Michigan, Illinois and Missouri that illegally killed and sold tigers and leopards for mounted trophies, rugs and exotic food.
Fifteen ring members, including market operator Richard Czimer Jr., pleaded guilty to charges resulting from a 4 1/2-year investigation by agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. His sentencing is set for June 27. The corporation that owns the market also pleaded guilty."