(Portland, Oregon) – A fringe animal rights group in Portland, Oregon has left many residents angered, and the homeless population on edge. Animal Lovers Against Homeless Pet Ownership (ALAHPO) manifested as a rogue activist faction in 2010, but only recently have they begun acting on their extremist ideals.
What is it that has left so many of Portland’s citizens perturbed? A systematic campaign in which members of ALAHPO kidnap animals from the homeless, and re-home them with responsible families via an underground network of sympathetic veterinarians and animal rescue organizations.
The members of ALAHPO prefer to keep their identities secret for fear of potential backlash against their operations. The group was created by a woman calling herself “Beth”, and I was able to speak with her through an email exchange. While many of the local social justice warriors have been vocally disgusted by ALAHPO’s actions, Beth says that she doesn’t care, and is far more concerned with saving the lives of animals than pandering to today’s PC social climate.