An Appraisal of the Radical Animal Liberation Movement in Switzerland: 2003 to March 2007 (Jean-Marc Flükiger, 2008)

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31(2):145-157 (February 2008) In February 2007, the Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the arson of two trucks in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. After analyzing this event, which triggered an unusual media response in the country, this article assesses recent and past actions of the radical animal liberation movement in Switzerland for the period from 2003 to the end of March 2007. This article also presents some features of the non-radical animal liberation movement in the German-speaking and Italian-speaking parts of the country and demonstrates possible links between the non-radical movement and the radical one.