AETA Charges Dismissed

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This is very good news from July 13, reported in Action for Animals Austin. district court judge today dismissed federal charges against the AETA 4, four activists charges with acts of terrorism under the Animal Enterprise Terrorist Act. Tags: AETA 4 animal enterprise terrorism act activism A U.S.

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Excellent Analysis of AETA

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This is an excellent analysis of the potential impacts of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Tags: animal enterprise terrorism act It appeared in the McNair Research Journal. I HIGHLY recommend it.

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Atttorney's File Motion to Dismiss Charges Against AETA 4

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Attorney's for 4 people accused under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act filed a motion to have the charges dismissed. And it is not just animal rights activists who are in danger here. The AETA is so broad and unclear it could be used to suppress lawful protests and boycotts by any activists across the spectrum, no matter what the issue. Tags: animal experimentation AETA 4

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Key AETA Supporter Suspended Over Animal Welfare

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She testified in favor of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Now, she's been suspended from working with animals. From Current.com She was recently suspended from working with animals, a “rare move prompted by what officials called a ‘clear pattern’ of problems with animal welfare.” Tags: animal research animal enterprise terrorism act primates University of Wisconsin

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Legal Efforts to Dismiss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

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On July 13th, defense attorneys for Joseph Buddenberg, Maryam Khajavi, Nathan Pope and Adriana Stumpo (the AETA 4) presented oral arguments on their motion to dismiss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. The defense demanded that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) be struck down as unconstitutional before Judge Ronald Whyte of the United States District Court, Northern District of California in San Jose. Tags: AETA 4

Tensions Mount over University of Florida Animal Research

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Wonder if that could get activists into trouble under AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.) Animal rights activists are targeting a University of Florida researcher for his role in experiments on primates — even though he says he doesn't personally conduct animal research. She's accusing him of being a "monkey mutilator" and plans protests with other animal-rights activists at the UF football game today and at the researcher's neighborhood in the coming weeks.

ALF Activist Receives 21-Month Sentence

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He received a sentence of 21 months under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA.) Tags: animal enterprise terrorism act mink fur ALF Alex Hall released 650 mink from McMullin Fur farm in South Jordan, Utah in 2008. Hall is expected to serve the rest of his sentence in Davis County Jail, rather than be shipped to a federal prison. He is expected to be released in two or three months.

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Conklin Farm Owner Will Not Face Charges

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the tape {from an undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals,) Conklin is shown kicking a cow that is lying down. The Union County sheriff's office said it had four veterinarians with experience in large-animal care review the tape. "In Interestingly enough, AETA has been dragged into this whole mess even though it's a case where animal abuse was probably committed by another employee facing charges. From the Columbus Dispatch.