Tuesday, May 24, 2005

ALF terrorist pleads not guilty in Wisconsin

Al Qaeda is a terrible threat, but we do have domestic terrorists who pose a serious danger to our well being, such as the Animal Liberation Front, better known as ALF.

From AP via CBS 2 Chicago, an excerpt:

An animal rights activist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to domestic terrorism charges that he freed mink from Midwestern farms in 1997, causing thousands of dollars in damage and spreading fear through the nation's fur farmers.

Peter Daniel Young, 27, made the plea in U.S. District Court in Madison as he appeared for the first time on the charges after eluding authorities for more than seven years.

The rest of the article was surprisingly easy on ALF.

For a better view, this Fox News article portrays ALF more realistically, at least in my view.

An excerpt from that article:

Groups such as the Animal Liberation Front, the Earth Liberation Front and Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty are "way out in front" in terms of damage and number of crimes, said John Lewis, the FBI's deputy assistant director for counterterrorism.

"There is nothing else going on in this country over the last several years that is racking up the high number of violent crimes and terrorist actions," Lewis said.

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