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 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)

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Congress also quietly passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in 2005, a sweeping law that classified many forms of animal rights protest as terrorism. It was used to prosecute Lauren Gazzola, the U.S. coordinator for a campaign against an animal product testing, on six felony charges that included ...
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is a piece of designer legislation written and paid for by the agriculture and pharmaceutical industries. It federalizes non-violent property crime and punishes it as terrorism – but only when the perpetrators are motivated by the belief that animals deserve to live free from ...

It's perfectly fine to convict non-violent animal activists under a law intended for “terrorists,” — at least, according to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the convictions of two men who freed minks from a fur farm. Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson set out one night in August 2013 to do something ...
The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday upheld the prosecution of an animal-rights activist who freed 2,000 minks and foxes from a fur factory as a terrorist. In 2013, Californians Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson freed 2,000 minks and foxes, and left the words “Liberation in Love” spray-painted on a barn at a fur ...
They were prosecuted for their actions under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, or AETA, a statute that has raised controversy since its passage in 2006. Lang and Johnson admitted to causing between $120,000 and $200,000 in physical damage to property, plus the replacement cost of the minks and ...
What is terrorism? According to the FBI, animal activists who stole two piglets from a farm were terrorists. As of now, Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people at a country music concert in Las Vegas two weeks ago, has not been labeled a terrorist by the federal security organization. In a viral story posted on ...

The state's enemies shift: In 2005, the FBI named so-called eco-terrorists “the nation's top domestic terrorism threat,” despite the fact that since the introduction of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in 2006, no single animal or human has been physically injured by eco-activists. The terror, according to state ...
Activists took the pigs off of the property and have rehabilitated them at an animal sanctuary. The activists could be prosecuted under Utah's ag gag law for trespassing and theft, and potentially more serious federal charges under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a 2006 law signed by George W. Bush ...
Another important development that guided the second wave was Congress's passage of the Animal Enterprise Protection Act (later amended as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act), which criminalizes animal and environment advocacy by equating it with terrorism, as well as the American Legislative ...
The hearing marks the first time that the law, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), will be legally challenged as a violation of the US constitution. Congress passed the AETA eight years ago under heavy lobbying from the pharmaceutical, fur and farming industries. Under its terms, anyone who ...
According to the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, videotaping any livestock operation without consent can be considered an act of terrorism. Unsurprisingly, many animal rights activists have vehemently protested the law since it passed in 2006. Sarahjane Blum is one of those people trying to ...
Last Wednesday, the court upheld the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, the federal statute that put me away for three ...
The 7th U.S. Court of Appeals' decision is in the case of two Los Angeles men convicted under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act for ...
The 7th U.S. Court of Appeals' decision is in the case of two Los Angeles men convicted under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act for vandalizing an Illinois fur farm and releasing 2,000 minks. Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson pleaded guilty but reserved rights to appeal on constitutional grounds.
... were brought under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act over allegedly freeing 2,000 minks and vandalizing a mink farm, rejecting arguments ...
They were prosecuted for their actions under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, or AETA, a statute that has raised controversy since its ...
What is terrorism? According to the FBI, animal activists who stole two piglets from a farm were terrorists. As of now, Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people at a country music concert in Las Vegas two weeks ago, has not been labeled a terrorist by the federal security organization. In a viral story posted on ...

... eco-terrorists “the nation's top domestic terrorism threat,” despite the fact that since the introduction of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in ...
... and potentially more serious federal charges under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a 2006 law signed by George W. Bush that gives the ...
... the second wave was Congress's passage of the Animal Enterprise Protection Act (later amended as the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act), ...
... Animal Enterprise Protection Act to protect those businesses that legitimately used animals, and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in 2006 ...
To pass the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, which makes causing a loss of profits to an animal enterprise an act of terrorism, Congress used ...
Nicole Kissane pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, admitting to damaging the ...
An Assistant United States Attorney admitted as much last year, when defending the little-known Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (commonly ...
According to the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, videotaping any livestock operation without consent can be considered an act of ...
They were prosecuted for their actions under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, or AETA, a statute that has raised controversy since its ...
... and related use of resources are suggestive of a pending indictment under the repressive, anti-free speech Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act denies the free speech rights of those who object to the sickening practices used in animal production and ...
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act denies the free speech rights of those who object to the sickening practices used in animal production and ...
The crime falls under the Federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act statute and is being investigated by the Stearns County Sheriff's office and ...
The crime falls under the Federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act statute and is being investigated by the Stearns County Sheriff's office and ...
The incident falls under the Federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act statute and is being investigated by the Stearns County Sheriff's Office as ...
The vandalism falls under the Federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, said Whelan, adding that his group is offering a $10,000 reward for ...
For example, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA), which coined the term “eco-terrorist,” was passed by the U.S. Congress in 2006.
... Animal Enterprise Protection Act to protect those businesses that legitimately used animals, and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in 2006 ...
The federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) (18 U.S.C ss.43), outlaws activities for the purpose of damaging or interfering with the ...
Nicole Kissane pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, admitting to damaging the ...
An Assistant United States Attorney admitted as much last year, when defending the little-known Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (commonly ...
According to the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, videotaping any livestock operation without consent can be considered an act of ...
An internationally recognized civil liberties advocate, Potter testified before the U.S. Congress as the only witness opposing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and discussed his investigations of "ag-gag" laws before the Australian Parliament.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was proposed in 2003 and passed by Congress in 2006. The initial proposal was followed by a series of similar but far more extreme bills at the state level.
To pass the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, which makes causing a loss of profits to an animal enterprise an act of terrorism, Congress used an obscure procedure called "suspension of the rules" to get the bill through with the minimum oversight possible.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) was proposed in 2003 and passed by Congress in 2006. The initial proposal was followed by a series of similar but far more extreme bills at the state level.
The federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) (18 U.S.C ss.43), outlaws activities for the purpose of damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise (including educational, agricultural, breeding, and other activities) and ...
Corporations which systematically brutalize millions of animals seek desperately to silence and to deflect. The 2006 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and a litany of state-level "ag-gag" laws starting in 2011 are blatantly anti-speech and unconstitutional.
Corporations which systematically brutalize millions of animals seek desperately to silence and to deflect. The 2006 Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and a litany of state-level "ag-gag" laws starting in 2011 are blatantly anti-speech and unconstitutional.
17 to 21 months in prison (a sentence that was three months longer than what prosecutors had recommended) for conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, which prohibits people from engaging in conduct "for the purpose of damaging or ...
Nicole An anti-fur activist was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a whopping restitution figure of $423,477 in damages to 13 people and businesses which sustained heavy damages and losses.
She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, admitting that she caused more than $100,000 in damage to the operation of an animal enterprise.
Both Buddenberg and Kissane pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Kissane is free on $100,000 bond.


 

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