Animal Liberation Front Annotated Bibliography


The shattering account of one woman’s struggle against the forces supporting the abuse of animals, Free the Animals is the best-selling and action-packed story of underground adventure, as well as an eloquent plea for the rights of nonhuman animals. Free the Animals, with an introduction by Chrissie Hynde, is the story of Valerie, a twenty-three-year-old police officer in Montgomery County, Maryland, whose world was turned upside down when she learned about the abuses of animals in laboratories. The book describes how this law-abiding woman came to challenge the system by taking direct action and examines why ordinary people are moved to do extraordinary things on behalf of animals.


  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Lantern Books; 20th Anniversary Edition edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590563328


Dean Kuipers takes us behind the scenes of the Animal Liberation Front and its punk-anarchist sibling the Earth Liberation Front, two of the most notorious and violent environmental groups and one of the FBI’s biggest domestic terrorist priorities–even in the wake of 9/11. Kuipers tells us the story of ALF and ELF through Rod Coronado, an eco-terrorist and animal rights activist who has served jail time on several convictions in connection with his radical activities. From his teenage association with the Sea Shepherd and Earth First! through the federal manhunt that transformed him into a folk hero, Coronado’s story parallels a movement that has led to over 1,200 acts of sabotage, $1 billion in damages, and a legal showdown that will define America’s relationship to environmentalism. Neither a biography nor a polemic about animal rights, Operation Bite Back tells the outlaw tale of a man who acted on well-defined principles to carry out a campaign of political sabotage, putting his life on the line for an environmental movement that ultimately couldn’t afford to be identified with his extreme actions.


  • File Size: 4834 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: July 1, 2009



The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement. Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas Aquinas and as current as the Patriot Act—and, in some cases, personal experience—the contributors explore the history of civil disobedience and sabotage, and examine the philosophical and cultural meanings of words like “terrorism,” “democracy” and “freedom,” in a book that ultimately challenges the values and assumptions that pervade our culture.


  • Paperback: 391 pages
  • Publisher: Lantern Books (June 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159056054X


Flaming Arrows is a compilation of writings by Rod Coronado, animal liberator and former Animal Liberation Front prisoner. These essays cover Coronado’s first-hand accounts of sinking Icelandic whaling vessels, A.L.F. raids on fur farms, and more. This updated edition contains 17 pages of new material not included in the previous printing.


  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Warcry Communications (January 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984284451



Written by former Animal Liberation Front organizer Keith Mann, From Dusk ’til Dawn is a detailed account of the advance of the radical Animal Liberation Movement, from the English hunt saboteurs of the 1960’s, to the Animal Liberation Front of the 1970’s and 80’s, to the focused direct action campaigns of the 1990’s. Daring stories of masked liberators spiriting animals from labs in the middle of the night, militant vegans firebombing egg farm trucks, and the dramatic government response. Fifteen years in the making, From Dusk ’til Dawn was born during Keith Mann’s lengthy prison sentence for Animal Liberation Front actions. His escape from custody in 1994 nearly scuppered the project but his determination to document the growth of the animal liberation movement ensured its completion. From Dusk ’til Dawn is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand why people break the law and give their lives to rescue animals from exploitation.


  • Paperback: 722 pages
  • Publisher: Warcry Communications; First Edition edition (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955585007



The actions of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) constitute one of the most misunderstood components of the animal advocacy movement in the U.K. and U.S. Not so much an organization as an ever-changing cluster of individuals who free animals from laboratories, farms, and other animal-confinement facilities, the ALF has been by turns romanticized and vilified, hounded and lionized. In this detailed introduction to the ALF, which constitutes the opening chapter of their edited volume, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?, academics Steve Best and Anthony Nocella place the ALF in the context of other liberation and social justice movements and examine its stated commitment to nonviolence and the forces arrayed against it. The result is a potent, polemical, and passionately engaged study of activism in an age of terror laws and fearmongering.


  • File Size: 234 KB
  • Print Length: 81 pages
  • Publisher: Lantern Books (June 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2011



Underground: The Animal Liberation Front in the 1990s compiles the rare first 15 issues of Underground, the magazine of the North American Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group. With over 500 pages of A.L.F. news and action reports, this landmark compilation offers the most comprehensive look available on the Animal Liberation Front at the end of the 20th century.


  • Paperback: 520 pages
  • Publisher: Warcry Communications (June 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984284443



The first assembled timeline of the Animal Liberation Front’s 30 year history – from broken windows to lab raids. The Animal Liberation Front is a clandestine movement of activists who step in to illegally rescue animals in the dead of night when legal campaigns have failed. Organized by year, “Animal Liberation Front: Complete Diary of Actions, The First 30 Years” chronicles every reported U.S. A.L.F. action since 1979 (and a single liberation from 1977).

This is a complete document of every known extra-legal action carried out since the dawn of the U.S. animal liberation movement. The book covers not only the actions of the A.L.F., but all groups working outside the law to save animals ranging from The Justice Department to the Paint Panthers.


  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Warcry Communications (January 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984284400



This book describes the opinions and feelings of a group of people who were once members of the Animal Liberation Front. Liberators believe that a human has a no greater claim to life than a mole or a sea bass. They feel that humans are the lowest form of life, and that the world would be a much better, more peaceful place without them. If you agree with this position, then you will love this book.
  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: NAALPO (January 18, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983054738


A short-story about a romantic couple who delves deep into the underground radical movement to liberation nonhuman animals. Gabrielle and Andre are an everyday couple working up the corporate ladder in Houston, Texas. With a brand new condo, plans for marriage and successful careers, their lives are set – or so they think. One night while taking out the trash, Gabrielle inadvertently gets a glimpse into the underground world of animal liberationists. Unsure what to make of it, she begins an investigation which leads to some shocking realizations. Soon the couple is delving deeper into a covert movement of radical animal liberationists labeled by the FBI as a top domestic threat. Armed with nonviolent tactics and love in their heart, the couple educates and trains to free those who are caged. With captivating black and white illustrations, this is an action-packed, fun and informative read.
  • Paperback: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Piraeus Books LLC (February 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985203803


In the last 10 years the animal rights movement has become increasingly militant. This book traces the rise of the Animal Liberation Front, headed by Robbie Lee, and looks at the effectiveness of a campaign that crosses all conventional party lines and resorts more and more to acts of terrorism.
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Fontana Press (August 10, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006373240


A comprehensive and intimate portrayal of The Swedish Animal Liberation Front’s 30 year long struggle for animal liberation. Let the activists from several generations guide you through lab raids, dog liberations and mink releases and reveal why they choose to risk their lives by saving animals. The book is written in both English and Swedish and holds an unique collection of more than 300 pictures.

Language: English and Swedish
Pages: 186
Authors: Red Fox
Dimensions: 303 x 216 x 18 mm
ISBN-13: 978-91-637-7434-8
Published: 2015


The first collection Liberator: Rage Ignition, out Wednesday, collects the first four-issue miniseries that introduces ski-masked vigilantes Jeanette Francis and Damon Guerrero who avenge abused animals, shut down dog-fighting rings, wreck fur farms and deal harsh justice to anyone who dares harm an innocent creature. The volume also includes a series of short stories by some of the comics industry’s top talent including Alex De Campi (Grindhouse), Ales Kot (Zero), Tim Seeley (Revival), Ed Brisson (Sheltered), Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and Adam Egypt Mortimer (Ballistic).






“In 1995, Rod Coronado was serving a prison sentence for conspiracy charges related to an arson at Michigan State University. During his incarceration he produced four issues of a wonderful cut and paste style zine called Strong Hearts.” – The Talon Conspiracy

Strong Hearts Issue 1.


Strong Hearts Issue 2.


Strong Hearts Issue 3.


Strong Hearts Issue 4.


“Originally credited as being written by anonymous members of the “Western Wildlife Unit,” Rod Coronado later admitted being the author. The story was told from his perspective, and while he passionately believed his version of events, there were facts that he was unaware of during the time that the book was written. His recollections are also through a lens of spirituality which bears mention here. Religious fervor tends to skew memory so that events reflect belief rather than reality.” – The Talon Conspiracy


“Containing material mostly culled from other similarly named primers, this is a short how-to guide for small scale property damage, arson*, and liberations. It contains a basic run down of security measures, mental preparation, and history of the Animal Liberation Front. Although it was surely a good resource in its time, its value as a primer has diminished with the advent of new security technologies, legislation, and state-surveillance. Anyone looking to undertake direct action would do well to find a modern source of instruction.” – The Talon Conspiracy



Angels of Mercy is the first documentary on the Animal Liberation Front. This documentary can be found on YouTube and throughout the internet.


The Animal Liberation Front, comprised of clandestine animal rights activists, is now labeled the number one domestic terrorist threat by the FBI. Director Shannon Keith goes Behind the Mask and captures the hearts and souls of men and women who unveil their individual struggles for Animal Liberation. Who are these animal liberationists and why do they believe that breaking the law is the best way to help animals? What inspires them to challenge the status quo, fight against all odds, and endure public reproach? Behind the Mask exposes never-before-seen footage that reveals the extent to which these individuals will go to save the lives of animals.


  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1



A.L.F. (Animal Liberation Front), 1 Blu-ray, 97 minutes Synopsis Que s’est-il passé dans la nuit du 24 décembre qui a entrainé deux jours plus tard l’arrestation de Franck Kovick ? C’est ce que veut découvrir le capitaine de police Olivier Chartier. Commence alors un face à face psychologique entre Franck et Olivier, chacun en proie à ses démons, chacun éveillant des doutes chez l’autre. La réponse tient dans ces trois lettres : A.L.F. Franck fait en effet partie d’un commando sans visage, sans leader, d’un mouvement de résistance soudé autour d’un seul objectif : la libération animale.


  • Language: French (DTS-HD 5.1)
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1



Bold Native is first and foremost an adventure story about people who risk their freedom for the lives of the innocent and defenseless,” said writer/director Denis Hennelly. “While it’s a film about a serious subject, it’s also a celebration of life, so it has a sense of humor and playfulness that people don’t expect.


  • DVD
  • Publisher: Unknown
  • ASIN: B004T0ABM4
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches