Animal rights and environmental terrorism

Animal rights and environmental terrorism Steve Cooke Abstract Many paradigmatic forms of animal rights and environmental activism have been classed as terrorism both in popular discourse and in law. This paper argues that the labelling of many violent forms of direct action carried out in the name of animal rights or environmentalism as ‘terrorism’ is …

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2000 Mink Released in Wisconsin, Latest in Major ALF Campaign

  Peter Young AnimalLiberationFrontline The eighth US fur farm raid since July sees 2,000 mink freed from a farm in New Holstein, Wisconsin. Early Saturday, a driver called police to report mink on the road near Bonlander Furs, a mink farm in New Holstein, Wisconsin. Cages had been opened and 2,000 of the farm’s reported …

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2,000 mink released from farm near New Holstein

Oct. 5, 2013 Post-Crescent.com NEW HOLSTEIN — Police say about 2,000 mink were released from a fur farm early Saturday morning in Calumet County.Calumet County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to the area around 4:45 a.m. Saturday after 911 callers said the mink were loose on the roadway. The Bonlander Furs farm was the site of the …

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Former activist, industry leader speak about recent mink farm raid

Farmer not willing to release name publicly Aaron Osowski, The Park Record Posted:   10/04/2013 The Sept. 13 raid of a Summit County mink farm has gained the attention of animal activist groups such as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), whose website featured a claim of responsibility for the raid from an anonymous source. The …

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500 Mink Released from Fur Farm in British Columbia

According to media reports, approximately 500 mink were released from cages at a fur farm (28250 Downes Road) in Abbotsford, British Columbia early on October 2.

October 25- International Kick Off to Move Marie Mason Campaign

In 2009, environmental activist and community organizer Marie Mason was sentenced to almost 22 years in prison for the arson of an office which housed genetically modified organism (GMO) research andfor the destruction of logging equipment.  Marie is now serving the longest sentence of any activist in the US for environmental direct action.  Her sentence is part of a larger crackdown by the state on environmental activists, …

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Animal rights group claims it freed mink in Cambria County

September 27, 2013 By Molly Born / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette CAMBRIA TOWNSHIP, Pa. — For nearly 60 years, George Rykola has raised mink on this quiet, bucolic farm in rural Cambria County. He and his wife, Anna, live next door to thousands of mink they keep and pelt for market. Their relatives live close, too, and help on …

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Authorities trying to figure out who set 20 mink free from Utah farm

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS September 18, 2013 HOYTSVILLE, Utah — An investigation is continuing to determine who broke into a northern Utah farm and freed 20 mink. Summit County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ronald Bridge said the animals were released on Sept. 13 in the small town of Hoytsville. Fifteen mink were found soon after and the owner …

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100 Mink Liberated from Farm in Keota, Iowa

At least 100 mink were freed from cages at a fur farm in Keota, Iowa early on August 30. According to a police spokesperson (as reported on Animal Liberation Frontline), “It looked like someone had opened the lids on the cages and let them run out.” Yet Another Fur Farm Hit; Over 100 Mink freed …

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Search continues for ‘liberated’ mink, fox from fur farm

Sun News (Canada) August 29th, 2013 MONTE SOLBERG | QMI AGENCY SIMCOE, Ont. — A handful of animals remains at large following a break-and-enter at a fur farm east of Simcoe this week when nearly 420 mink and 80 fox were sprung from their cages. Individuals claiming to represent the Animal Liberation Front have taken …

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Third fur farm raid in one month: 2,000 mink released in Illinois

by Peter Young Animal Liberation Frontline Saturday, Aug 28, 2013 In yet another large action this summer, 2,000 mink are released from a small farm in Illinois. Local media is reporting 2,000 mink were released on August 14th from a fur farm in Morris, Illinois. Police state they received a call at 5am on August …

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Animal rights group claims responsibility for vandalism at Lapeer County meat facility

MLive (Michigan) By Gary Ridley | gridley@mlive.com August 28, 2013 NORTH BRANCH, MI — Law enforcement officials believe “radical” animal activists are responsible for vandalism at a North Branch-area meat production facility. Lapeer County Sheriff Lt. Gary Parks said detectives from his office are investigating an incident that occurred early Monday, Aug. 26, at McNees …

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Animal rights group vandalizes Michigan slaughterhouse

Brett Wessler Drover’s Cattle Network 08/28/2013 An animal rights group allegedly claimed responsibility for vandalizing a Michigan slaughterhouse and one of its vehicles and freeing cows from the facility Monday morning. The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) released an email following the incident at McNee’s Meats. Members of the group spray-painted “Meat is Murder” on the …

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Fox, mink sprung from fur farm (800 liberated from Simcoe Ontario Fur Farm)

By Monte Sonnenberg Simcoe Reformer August 27, 2013 SIMCOE – Animal rights activists have taken credit for the mass release of fox and mink at a fur farm east of Simcoe this week. Nearly 500 animals in all were released sometime early Monday morning at the Bollert Fur Farm on Highway 3 west of Renton. The culprits …

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Payback: Whale Drags Down Boat With 12 Traditional Hunters on Board in Eastern Indonesia

The Jakarta Globe By SP/Yoseph Kelen http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/whale-drags-down-boat-with-12-traditional-hunters-on-board-in-eastern-indonesia/#more-‘ Kupang. Authorities in the eastern Indonesian district of Lembata continued to mount search efforts on Friday after a harpooned orca whale dragged down a boat with 12 traditional hunters on board, officials said. “Four made it to Mulandoro but the  eight others have yet to be found,” Lamalera …

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