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Forum Post: FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists

Posted 11 years ago on Dec. 21, 2011, 4:16 p.m. EST by Keepitsimple (110)
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The Gov is getting worse every minute!!!

FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has kept files on activists who expose animal welfare abuses on factory farms and recommended prosecuting them as terrorists, according to a new document uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act.

This new information comes as the Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a lawsuit challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as unconstitutional because its vague wording has had a chilling effect on political activism. This document adds to the evidence demonstrating that the AETA goes far beyond property destruction, as its supporters claim.

The 2003 FBI file details the work of several animal rights activists who used undercover investigation to document repeated animal welfare violations. The FBI special agent who authored the report said they “illegally entered buildings owned by [redacted] Farm… and videotaped conditions of animals.”

More at: http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog/fbi-undercover-investigators-animal-enterprise-terrorism-act/5440/



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[-] 3 points by toukarin (488) 11 years ago

The solution is quite simple... dont eat meat...

[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 11 years ago

Dairy, poultry or seafood, and GMOs.

[-] 2 points by smartenough (42) 11 years ago

If You Don`t Like America Get The Hell Out! (sorry I did not say that, I support Ows)

[-] 0 points by BlueRose (1437) 11 years ago

I don't like what I see in this country, I'm not leaving, I'm gonna help fix it for EVERYONE. You need to learn to DO something to fix this world, not just spout tired lines.

[-] 2 points by smartenough (42) 11 years ago

Iam on it with OWS !

[-] 1 points by bill1102inf2 (357) 11 years ago

They want to make everyone terrorists just like they have made everyone criminals. Isnt there a movie that outs factory farming???

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 11 years ago

If we have to face animal exploitation then people start thinking about how society treats its own people. THAT is why the government does not want people to be concerned with animals.

The USDA and their vets only care about profit, not welfare of animals.

"A few Midwestern states are home to the largest concentration of puppy mills in the country, the majority of which are USDA licensed. Many of the operators of these puppy mills hold other jobs and utilize mass-production methods to produce what they and government regulators consider an agricultural commodity."


Are these people "terrorists"?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEt1rkq0Gw4 Undercover video exposing dog auctions.

Further viewing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wav9SUmhdlg and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POsTKCb-lPk

Nothing gory in these videos, but they do show animals in desperate situations being rescued. Seriously, you will be sending these videos to your friends, don't let them buy a puppy for Christmas without educating them.


[-] 0 points by timir (183) from Brooklyn, NY 11 years ago

Rosy, i think FBI mention those animal factory which produce national produce like chicken pork turkey cattle etc using gmo additives hormones and other stuff to multiply the benefits. Here, check this out: http://parents.berkeley.edu/advice/schoolaged/earlypuberty.html

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 11 years ago

I know, I do not have beef and chicken undercover cruelty videos handy, they upset me so much. I offered the undercover videos I have seen and felt comfortable posting, as there is not gore in them. Puppies are considered an agricultural commodity, they can live their entire lives in tiny cages. I think this can be a start for some people, as most think dogs should NOT be confined, away from people interaction their entire lives. Then we can talk about battery chickens.

[-] 1 points by kristianb21 (33) 11 years ago

Gee i wonder who funded the senators that voted yes on that vote.

[-] 2 points by jomojo (562) 11 years ago

I wonder how many legislators own factory farms.

[-] 1 points by kristianb21 (33) 11 years ago

i wonder what kind of psychological test the Federal Bureau have in place for recruitment because obviously they hire people with dysfunctional brains. They recruit people that are just like machines, they take orders and do not question authority even at the fate of humanity; not to mention the safety and what's in best interest for the people of their own country.

[-] 1 points by jomojo (562) 11 years ago

Ever hear the term "Virginia farmboys"? ;) Actually I like a show "Meet the Farmer" on Free Speech TV. It's a Virginia show. Probably the psy test is the same as given before being appointed to a congressional AG subcommittee.

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 11 years ago

I say we vote all of those scrooges out of office, ASAP!

[-] 1 points by Keepitsimple (110) 11 years ago

Not an easy task. Who do you have in line to replace the beasts in office?

[-] 1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 11 years ago

People that we elect, who agree not to take any lobbying money or and dollars from corporate interests: https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/

[-] 2 points by kristianb21 (33) 11 years ago

we make anyone who is willing to run for office sign a contract, a people's contract therefore it must be written by the people and if they are not willing to sign the contract then they are not fit to run.

[-] 1 points by Keepitsimple (110) 11 years ago

I like that!!

[-] -3 points by DunkiDonut2 (-108) 11 years ago

Stop complaining. You WANT bigger government, raise taxes to support it, so why are you complaining?

[-] 2 points by Keepitsimple (110) 11 years ago

Have another donut and relax a bit. I'd answer your question if I thought you were playing level.