More animal rights indictments

Two men who allegedly freed thousands
of mink from facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa and South Dakota last year
were recently indicted on charges of committing animal enterprise terrorism
and unlawful interference with interstate commerce.

Peter Young, 20, of Mercer Island,
Wash., and Justin Samuel, 19, of Snohomish, Wash., were charged with
six counts arising from an alleged cross country spree of “animal

The two were stopped by police
on Oct. 28, 1997 after fur farms in Wisconsin noticed the two acting
suspiciously and tipped of police. A search of their car turned up a list
of mink farms compiled by the Animal Liberation Front.

If convicted, Young and Samuel
could face up to 82 years in jail. Both men are still at large.


“Two men accused of freeing mink on farms in three states,” Kevin
Murphy, Washington Journal Sentinel, September 23, 1998.

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  1. Sep07Fieri So, airnwandeenng, elk do not feel, you say? Able to perceive or feel things Having an awareness of one’s environment Experiencing sensation or feeling ability to feel, perceive or be conscious, or to have subjective experiences ability to experience pleasure and painThese are definitions of sentience. How exactly do these not apply to elk? And I don’t know about you, but I have seen plenty of elk on the open plain. Beside the highway. Not in the forest. And I’ve seen their relatives, white-tailed deer, in the suburbs. They eat grass. Grass is almost everywhere. They’re not likely to starve to death. I doubt these elk farms are in the middle of the city. Tell me what you think the animal rights activists would prefer: ALL of the deer being imprisoned and ALL of them slaughtered, or ALL of the deer being free and a FEW killed in accidents? If you had to make this choice for a group of people, which would you choose? It isn’t that hard to understand.

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