A pair of animal rights activists has been indicted by federal authorities on charges of terrorism for freeing many thousands of minks nationwide. The minks were slated to be killed for their fur, a practice that activists around the globe condemn. The defendants were charged under the Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and could face 10 years in prison and a $250 000 fine.
According to prosecutors, Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane funded cross-country animal liberation trips by selling things on eBay and Amazon. The government alleges that they transacted strictly in cash and avoided the [...]