Not OK Corral
The Earth Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for the Oct. 15 firebombing of a corral owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management near the California-Nevada border. The bomb started a blaze that caused $85,000 of damage to the Litchfield horse facility, 80 miles north of Reno. No one was injured in the fire, and none of the more than 200 horses escaped. In a statement delivered by ELF to the Animal Liberation Front, the organization claimed to have bombed the corral to protest the BLM’s annual roundup of thousands of wild horses from grazing lands and warned that it would continue such protests "in the name of all that is wild." The FBI said there were some inconsistencies between the statement and the events of Oct. 15, but vowed to take the claim seriously.