FBI Investigates Animal Rights Extremists


Animal rights extremists recently followed the wife of a pharmaceutical executive, rifled through her car, stole a credit card, and used it buy $20,000 in traveler’s checks, which they then donated to four charities, USA Today reports. The group warned that, “If we find out a dime of that money granted to those charities was taken back we will strip you bear (sic) and burn your (expletive). This is OUR insurance policy.”

The radical Animal Liberation Front is in a battle pitting scientists, businesses, and labs involved in animal research against those intent on stopping them. The president of the Foundation for Biomedical Research, a group backed by institutions that rely on animal research, said ALF members operate like terrorists. The FBI is investigating acts that ALF says its members committed against Manhattan-based Forest Laboratories and its executives. Forest, which employs 3,000 people in several Long Island communities, specializes in medicines for depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, and hypertension.

Link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-05-19-animal-activists_x.htm

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