Animal Rights Activist Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison for Vandalism, Freeing Mink

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An animal rights activist has been sentenced to two years in prison on accusations of freeing mink from fur farms and vandalizing property linked to the fur and meat industries. Joseph Buddenberg had been charged under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a 2006 law that elevates crimes like vandalism to terrorist offenses if they threaten industry profits.