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British ecoterror tactics spread to U.S. activists

Animal rights activists showed up with blaring sirens and bullhorns at 3 a.m. Monday at the home of an executive of a Los Angeles software company. “We’ll be back, scumbag,” Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty said on its Web site later in the day. “Denny, we know where you live, we know where you work, and we’ll make your life hell until you pull out of HLS.” The executive doesn’t work for the group’s target, Huntingdon Life Sciences. His firm just sells computer software to the animal testing lab. But SHAC plastered his neighborhood with photographs of a mutilated dog, and posted his home and work telephone numbers on the Internet while inviting “hundreds of activists” to call him day and night. SHAC says its home visits to people with even tenuous ties to animal research have “broken new ground in the struggle for animal liberation.” Similar tactics are quickly being adopted by other environmental extremist groups that stop just short of physical violence in terrorizing families and entire neighborhoods in the name of protecting animals and trees. An Earth First! activist plans to adopt the techniques to shut down logging by Pacific Lumber Co. on California’s North Coast. Full Story

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