Wednesday, May 18, 2005

We have nothing to fear...

Except PETA itself

Terrorism by Activist Extremists Rising - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON - Environmental and animal rights activists who have turned to arson and explosives are the nation's top domestic terrorism threat, an FBI official told a Senate committee on Wednesday.

Groups such as the Animal Liberation Front, the Earth Liberation Front and Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty are "way out in front" in terms of damage and number of crimes, said John Lewis, the FBI's deputy assistant director for counterterrorism.

"There is nothing else going on in this country over the last several years that is racking up the high number of violent crimes and terrorist actions," Lewis said.

ALF says on its Web site that its small, autonomous groups of people take "direct action" against animal abuse by rescuing animals and causing financial loss to animal exploiters, usually through damage and destruction of property. ELF is an underground movement with no public leadership, membership or spokesperson.
Al Qaeda don't worry me. No siree, Bob. They's God-fearin' folks. But I lays awake nights, worryin' that some animal rights fundamentalist is going to break into my house and set my ferrets free. And the missus... she cain't hardly go out in her mink coat no more what for all them PETA wackos with their paint cans and all. That there's your real terrorists, lemme tell ya.


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