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Should some animal rights activists be charged with terrorism?

A story out of Los Angeles this morning cites that a extremist animal rights group has sent anonymous warnings that they have placed unfired shells in mufflers of roughly 12 UCLA employee commuter vans in protest of UCLA using animals for medical studies....Does anyone agree that these type of cases are terrorist in nature and they should be held accountable and charged for same?...the whole story can be found at:

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (12)
  • Yes, I do. 'nuff said.

    Answer by DusterMommy at 2:58 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I agree. Protesting and such is fine, but bomb threats and vandalism is just wrong. Not to mention hurting their cause.

    Answer by mamapotter at 2:59 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Im a huge animal rights act. However, there is NO call or excuse for putting anyones lives in danger. There are great ways of getting your point across without hate, vandalism, and terrorist type plots.

    So to answer your question I would have to say yes.

    Answer by mamakirs at 3:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Yes. There is no differance between the fanatical pro-lifers who do this to abortion dr.s, They both are hurting their causes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Evil begets Evil.

    Answer by soonmommyof3 at 3:10 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • No..They should be charged like the abortion bombing crazies..There the same type of people..


    Answer by louise2 at 3:10 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • I'm an animal rights activist. I work at a No-Kill shelter, and I can tell you these extremists groups do more damage to the cause than good.


    Answer by msmoody at 3:17 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • IF they harm another person or property, they should be charged according to the law.

    Answer by the.deadly.mrs at 3:52 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Yes. When you threaten and intimidate someone, when you make people completely unrelated to your cause afraid, you are a terrorist. Most of the people who ride on one of UCLA's VanPool vans have nothing to do with any departments that do animal research. Many are students. Many are simply administrative staff for the university.

    And as msmoody points out, the vast majority of animal rights groups condemns these nut jobs and their activites really hurt the cause. When your peaceful neighborhood is jolted awake at 2am because someone blew up a neighbor's house - do you support the cause or do you want to throttle the nut jobs who brought violence so near your home?

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:14 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • Yes,and people who are making terroristic treats against others must get some kind of punichment too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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