Volume 84 Issue 47 | p. 58 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 20, 2006

Animal terrorism bill is passed

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security

On Nov. 13, the House approved a bill (S. 3880) aimed at animal rights activists who threaten scientists conducting animal research. The Senate passed the bill in September. Current law makes it illegal for activists to damage animal research organizations, farms, zoos, and pet stores. The new legislation extends the same protections to insurance companies and investment and law firms that do business with animal enterprises. It provides a graduated scale of prison time . . .

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