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"Justice Department" Claims Responsibility for Threats against UCLA Animal Researcher (12/03/10)
A package containing razor blades sent to an animal researcher at UCLA in November is the latest attack relating to a widespread campaign of intimidation and violence by animal rights extremists against University of California scientists and researchers.  More

Animal Rights Extremists Await Sentencing for Acts in California (03/26/10)
Two animal rights extremists are awaiting sentencing in connection with a series of animal rights acts carried out in California between 2006 and 2008.  More

ALF Activist Sentenced for Utah Mink Release (02/25/10)
A Utah man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in releasing more than 600 minks from and destroying property at a fur farm outside Salt Lake City in August 2008.  More

California Man Pleads Guilty to ELF-Related Arson Attempt (01/14/10)
A California man who attempted to firebomb a luxury condominium project under construction in Pasadena, California, on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front, faces up to five years in federal prison.  More

ELF Attack Topples Washington Radio Towers (09/10/09)
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), the most active environmental extremist movement in the United States, has claimed responsibility for an attack that damaged two radio towers in Everett, WA, on September 4, 2009.  More

Suspected Animal Rights Extremists Arraigned on Felony Charges in California (05/06/09)
Two suspected animal rights extremists were arraigned in Los Angeles on charges of conspiracy, stalking and other felony crimes on April 20, 2009.  More

Environmentalists Sentenced for Wisconsin Attack on Federal Property (03/06/09)
Two radical environmentalists have been sentenced for their roles in a July 2000 attack against a U.S. Forest Service research facility in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  More

Four Arrested in Connection with University of California Incidents (03/06/09)
Four individuals from California have been arrested in connection with incidents of harassment and intimidation against animal researchers at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz (UCSC).  More

Environmental Extremists Sentenced for University Arson (02/17/09)
Two environmental extremists have been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and ordered to pay $4.1 million in restitution for their role in a Michigan State University (MSU) arson that caused more than $1 million in damage.  More

Radical Environmentalist to Serve Two Years in Prison on Plea Deal (08/13/08)
A radical environmentalist and former fugitive who pleaded guilty to multiple firebombings in Oregon will serve more than two years in prison on federal arson and conspiracy charges.  More

Seattle Woman Sentenced for Washington ELF Arson (07/24/08)
A Seattle woman involved in the 2001 firebombing of a horticulture building at the University of Washington has been sentenced to five years in federal prison, five years of probation and ordered to pay $7.1 million in restitution.  More

First of Three Ecoterrorists Sentenced in California Bomb Plot (06/20/08)
The mastermind of a plot to firebomb government property, cellular phone towers and power generation facilities in the name of the Earth Liberation Front has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.  More

Ecoterror Activist Sentenced For Bomb Demonstration (04/01/08)
A longtime spokesperson for the most active extremist environmental and animal rights movements in the U.S. has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for demonstrating how to build an incendiary device.  More

California Woman Convicted in University of Washington ELF Arson (03/07/08)
A federal jury in Tacoma, Washington, has convicted a California woman on charges relating to a 2001 firebombing at the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington.  More

Santa Cruz Attack Likely Linked to Animal Rights Extremism (03/04/08)
An incident at the home of a University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) biomedical researcher is being investigated by authorities for possible links to animal rights extremism.  More

Signs of Ecoterror at Washington Arsons (03/03/08)
There are signs that the most active environmental extremist movement in the United States is may have been responsible for burning down luxury homes in a Seattle suburb.  More

Animal Rights Extremist Sentenced to 4 Years (08/03/07)
A member of an extremist group that carried out 17 acts of domestic terrorism in the name of animal and environmental rights in five western states has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison.  More

Animal Liberation Brigade Claims Attempted Firebombing in Los Angeles (06/29/07)
The Animal Liberation Brigade (ALB), an apparent extreme animal rights cell, has claimed responsibility for the attempted firebombing of a vehicle belonging to the chief of pediatric ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute on June 24, 2007.  More

Ten Ecoterror Arsonists Sentenced in Oregon (06/13/07)
Ten members of the two most active ecoterrorist movements in the United States have been sentenced in a Eugene, Oregon, federal court to between 3 and 13 years in prison on charges related to numerous acts of domestic terrorism in five western states.  More

Radical Animal Rights Groups Target New York Stock Exchange (02/07/07)
Radical animal rights groups are targeting the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as part of their latest campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a British-based company that has been targeted in the U.S. by militant animal rights groups since the late 1990s for its use of animal testing.  More

“Animal Rights Militia” Claims Juice Poisoning (12/20/06)
A militant animal rights group claims to have poisoned bottles of POM Wonderful juices in several retail chains on the East Coast to protest animal testing.  More

Two Women Plead Guilty in Seattle Ecoterror Arson (10/10/06)
Two women affiliated with the most active radical animal and environmental rights movements in the United States have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Washington, to burning down a University of Washington horticulture building and other crimes.  More

Animal Rights Group Sentenced for Inciting Violence and Stalking (09/22/06)
Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), a radical animal rights group, have been sentenced to between one and six years in prison by a federal jury in Trenton, New Jersey, for inciting threats, harassment and vandalism against a company that uses animals to test the safety of drugs and chemicals.  More

Rod Coronado Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison (08/23/06)
Rodney Coronado, a longtime activist and spokesperson for extreme environmentalist and animal rights movements, was sentenced to eight months in prison for conspiracy to impede or injure an officer in Sabino Canyon, Arizona.  More

Six Plead Guilty In Oregon to Five-Year Ecoterror Spree (07/28/06)
Six members of the two most active ecoterrorist movements in the United States have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Oregon, to conspiracy and arson charges related to a series of attacks in five sates.  More

ALF Targets UCLA Professor with Incendiary Device (07/28/06)
The Animal Liberation Front (ALF), one of the most active animal rights extremist movements in the U.S., issued a statement on July 12, 2006, taking credit for leaving an incendiary device at the home of a UCLA primate researcher.  More

Woman Pleads Guilty in Sacramento Ecoterror Case (05/31/06)
One of three people accused of plotting to destroy federal property, cell phone towers and power generation facilities in the name of the Earth Liberation Front has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.  More

Four Suspected Ecoterrorists Indicted for Vail Ski Resort Fires (05/22/06)
A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted four suspected ecoterrorists on arson charges connected to a 1998 firebombing at a Vail ski resort that caused an estimated $12 million in damage.  More

California Woman Indicted in Washington ELF Arson (04/10/06)
A California woman has pleaded not guilty to charges related to a 2001 arson at the University of Washington horticulture center. The arson was claimed by the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), the most active environmental extremist movement in the United States.  More

Radical Animal Rights Group Convicted of Inciting Violence and Stalking (03/09/06)
Members of a radical animal rights group have been convicted of conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Protection Act and interstate stalking by federal jury in Trenton, New Jersey. The group itself was also convicted.  More

Suspected Ecoterrorists Arrested in Washington (02/24/06)
Two people have been arrested in Olympia, Washington, for their alleged role in a 2001 arson at an Oregon tree farm. The most active militant environmentalist movement in the U.S. claimed responsibility for the arson at that time.  More

Ecoterror Spokesman Indicted in San Diego (02/24/06)
A longtime activist and spokesperson for the most active militant environmental and animal rights movements in the U.S. has been arrested in Arizona for allegedly teaching others how to make an incendiary devise.  More

11 Indicted in Five-State Ecoterror Campaign (01/24/06)
Eleven suspected members of the two most active ecoterrorist movements in the United States have been indicted on charges related to 17 acts of domestic terrorism in five western states.  More

Three Suspected Ecoterrorists Arrested in California Bomb Plot (01/18/06)
Three suspected ecoterrorists have been arrested in Auburn, California, in a plot to destroy federal property, cell phone towers and power generation facilities, according to the FBI.  More

Six Arrested in Northwest Ecoterror Investigation (12/12/05)
Six suspected members of environmental and animal rights extremist movements have been arrested in connection with four arsons and the toppling of an electrical transmission tower in the Pacific Northwest.  More

ELF Claims Responsibility for Maryland Arson (11/23/05)
The most active environmental extremist movement in the United States has claimed responsibility for an arson in Hagerstown, Maryland.  More

Animal Rights Spokesman Endorses Murder; ALF Makes Bomb Threat (11/07/05)
A militant animal rights activist referred to the notion of murdering medical researchers in order to save laboratory animals as a “morally justifiable solution.”  More

Three California Residents Plead Guilty to ELF-Related Arson Charges (10/27/05)
Three Newcastle, California, residents pleaded guilty to arson-related charges linked to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF).  More

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Arson in Seattle (10/03/05)
A 23-year-old New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge for setting a fire on the roof of a McDonald’s on behalf the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF).  More

Texas ALF Advocate Banned From Britain (08/25/05)
Dr. Steven Best, an outspoken advocate of militant animal rights activism in the U.S., has been banned from entering Britain.  More

Canadian Court Orders Extradition of Suspected Ecoterrorist (07/11/05)
A Canadian court has ordered the extradition of suspected ecoterrorist Michael J. Scarpitti to the United States to face arson charges.  More

Jury Selection for “SHAC 7” Trial Begins in New Jersey (06/10/05)
Jury selection for the trial of six animal rights activists, all charged under domestic terrorism laws, has begun in U.S. District Court in Trenton, New Jersey.  More

Student Sentenced in California Arson (04/26/05)
A California graduate student, whose vandalism attacks on car dealerships caused more than $2 million of damage in 2003, has been sentenced to over eight years in prison.  More

ALF Fugitive Arrested in California (03/29/05)
An animal rights activist wanted for allegedly releasing thousands of animals from Wisconsin fur farms in 1997 has been arrested in California.  More

More Arrests in ELF-Related Attempted Arson in California (03/11/05)
Three more suspects were arrested on conspiracy charges related to an attempted firebombing at a housing development in Lincoln for which the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) claimed responsibility.  More

Ecoterrorists Target California (02/25/05)
California is experiencing a substantial increase in ecoterror activity.  During the past few months, the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front, the most active ecoterrorist movements in the United States, have claimed responsibility for planting bombs at three housing developments, vandalizing fast food restaurants and other related activity.  More

ELF Takes Credit for Planting Firebombs in California (01/26/05)
The Earth Liberation Front (ELF), one of the most active ecoterrorist groups in the United States, has claimed responsibility for planting incendiary devices at two construction sites in Northern California.  More

Radical animal rights magazine issues 2004 "Direct Action" report (01/25/05)
Bite Back, an animal rights journal that cover the activities of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) and other radical animal liberation groups, has issued a report detailing these groups’ activities in 2004.  More

Ecoterrorist Sentenced in Utah Arson (01/21/05)
Harrison David Burrows was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for his role in an arson at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  Burrows and co-defendant Joshua Stephen Demmitt admitted setting the July 2004 fire on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front.  More

California Woman Targeted by Extreme Animal Rights Movement (12/29/04)
The home and car of an employee with the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services were vandalized in an apparent attack by animal rights extremists.  More

Rod Coronado Indicted in Arizona (12/15/04)
Convicted ecoterrorist Rod Coronado has been indicted in Arizona on a felony charge of conspiracy to impede or injure an officer.  More

ALF Claims Credit for University of Iowa Vandalism (11/30/04)
The most active extreme animal rights movement in the United States has claimed responsibility for vandalizing a University of Iowa animal research lab.  More

Student Found Guilty in California Arson (11/22/04)
California graduate student William Jensen Cottrell, whose vandalism attacks on car dealerships caused more than $2 million of damage in 2003, was found guilty of arson and related crimes in a Los Angeles court on November 19, 2004.  More

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