Powell’s Guest Blog: Why are Eco and Animal Activists the Top Domestic Terrorism Threat?

by Will Potter on May 20, 2011

in Government Priorities

In my final guest blog post for Powell’s Books, I address take a look at the real reason why animal rights and environmental activists are being labeled “eco-terrorists.” Here’s an excerpt:

If you listen to the talking points of corporations, industry groups, and politicians, it is because of the property destruction of underground groups like the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front. These groups have engaged in serious crimes that have cost corporations millions of dollars in damages and lost profits. Law enforcement has noted that these movements have not harmed a single human being, but they warn about the potential for future violence.

As I became immersed in this issue, though, I came to realize that the perceived threat of these movements is much bigger than burned SUVs…


Read the full post at Powells.com.

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