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Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act - Rewrites federal criminal code provisions regarding animal enterprise terrorism to prohibit anyone from traveling in, or using the mail or any facility of, interstate or foreign commerce for the purpose of damaging or disrupting an animal enterprise and, in connection with such purpose: (1) intentionally damaging, disrupting, or causing the loss of property used by or owned in connection with such enterprise; (2) intentionally placing a person in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to that person or a family member through threats, vandalism, property damage, trespass, harassment, or intimidation; or (3) conspiring or attempting to do so. Prescribes escalating penalties.
Authorizes restitution for: (1) the reasonable cost of repeating any experimentation that was interrupted or invalidated as a result of such offense; (2) the loss of food production or farm income reasonably attributable to such offense; and (3) any other economic damage, including any losses or costs caused by economic disruption, resulting from such offense.
`(d) Definitions- As used in this section--
`(1) the term `animal enterprise' means--
`(A) a commercial or academic enterprise that uses or sells animals or animal products for profit, food or fiber production, agriculture, education, research, or testing;
`(B) a zoo, aquarium, animal shelter, pet store, breeder, furrier, circus, or rodeo, or other lawful competitive animal event; or
`(C) any fair or similar event intended to advance agricultural arts and sciences;
Text of bill with defs
`(e) Rules of Construction- Nothing in this section shall be construed--
`(1) to prohibit any expressive conduct (including peaceful picketing or other peaceful demonstration) protected from legal prohibition by the First Amendment to the Constitution;
`(2) to create new remedies for interference with activities protected by the free speech or free exercise clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution, regardless of the point of view expressed, or to limit any existing legal remedies for such interference; or.....
Text of bill with defs
Originally posted by Elsenorpompom
Mk.... so... do you see it? If your a "terrorist" you can be deemed an enemy combatant... if you are an enemy combatant you have NO RIGHTs, NO FREEDOMS, NOTHING. This is just another way for them to claim one of us activists is a terrorist, thus silencing our msg.
Originally posted by ANOK
Yeah the point is if an animal liber damages a testing lab they should be charged with criminal damage, just like anyone else would be. They should not be treated as terrorists/enemy combatants and have all their rights taken away.
Where is the law making anti-abortionists terrorists? Or taggers, or anyone else that causes criminal damage to property?
Read the proposed law before you go off the deep end will you? No where does it state that they are enemy combatants and have "all their rights" take away. You make it sound as if they are going to round up all PETA members and send them to the veal farms instead of GITMO.
Originally posted by Thinker_1
As a member of the Canadian chapter of PETA I guess I'll not be traveling south of my border anytime soon. Not that I wanted to anyway since America became a fascist state. We've all seen this coming for a long time and its going to get worse.
...the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley's broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else ... Except for the relatively small number of Fascist sympathisers, almost any English person would accept ‘bully’ as a synonym for ‘Fascist’. That is about as near to a definition as this much-abused word has come.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
He related three laws together. This one, the patriot act, and the military comission act. If PETA members are terrorists, they don't have any rights, they can be held indefintly without trial or accusation.
Make the links, it will be much easier.
i) a person who has engaged in hostilities or who has purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its co-belligerents who is not a lawful enemy combatant (including a person who is part of the Taliban, al Qaeda, or associated forces); or
ii) a person who, before, on, or after the date of the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, has been determined to be an unlawful enemy combatant by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent tribunal established under the authority of the President or the Secretary of Defense.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
I am a member of PETA
People Eating Tasty Animals.
Mmmmm... pork chops..
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[edit on 14-11-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]
Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act - Rewrites federal criminal code provisions regarding animal enterprise terrorism to prohibit anyone from traveling in, or using the mail or any facility of, interstate or foreign commerce for the purpose of damaging or disrupting an animal enterprise and, in connection with such purpose: (1) intentionally damaging, disrupting, or causing the loss of property used by or owned in connection with such enterprise;
(2) intentionally placing a person in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to that person or a family member through threats, vandalism, property damage, trespass, harassment, or intimidation;
(3) conspiring or attempting to do so. Prescribes escalating penalties.