The True Costs of the Rhetoric of Terror Continue to Mount – Part 1

Animal Ethics

Bush signed the “ Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act ” into law this past Monday (November 27, 2006). The law protects animal enterprises from courses of conduct designed to disrupt their normal profitable functioning. It is chilling in its narrowness, because it targets a single group of political activists, namely, animal rights activists. Thomas Petri (R-WI) introduced House Bill H.R.4239 , dubbed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. That’s right.

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