Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, which strengthens laws dealing with criminal acts against animal enterprises, including farms, meat processors and animal research facilities.
The President is expected to sign the bill, which updates the Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act closes previous loopholes by penalizing attacks against tertiary targets. It also addresses key concerns of law enforcement-- who have waged an uphill battle to prevent, investigate and prosecute acts of animal rights terrorism.
The Terrorism Act passed the Senate by unanimous consent on Sept. 30.
''In the past year, death threats have been used in animal rights' campaigns in both
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Source: Animal Agriculture