Animal Liberation Front (ALF) steals audio and video tapes from the University of Pennsylvania

The Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a clandestine resistance movement, steals sixty hours of audio and video tapes from the University of Pennsylvania’s Head Injury Clinic, a lab dedicated to studying head injuries by inflicting whiplash on baboons. The ALF provides the tapes to PETA, who sends the footage to both the press and to Congress. The lab is ultimately shut down, sparking concern in many in the biomedical research community that the government would submit to the pressures of activists, potentially harming future research efforts in the process.