Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Animal Rights

Peter Young was caught recently. He is a member of the Animal Liberation Front, and was sought for his role in "releasing" hundreds of minks.

They were indicted in 1998 on federal charges including interfering with interstate commerce by threat or violence. Federal authorities call it an animal terrorism charge. Sympathizers scoff at the charges, the most serious of which carry up to 20 years behind bars. "It's a funny terrorist who doesn't harm a single human being," said Steven Best, author of "Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals."

But ALF is a terrorist group, well known for intimidation campaigns. I find it incredible that people can actually believe the sorts of things they do, but they can and do and their hatred is consistent.

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