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Oct 17, 2006
Focus: Freedom of Expression
Action Request: Phone Call
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Update on the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act—Your Phone Calls Still Needed!
Published 10/3/06 (Washington, DC)

Despite opposition from animal advocacy organizations from around the nation, S 3880, the Senate version of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) passed by a unanimous vote in the Senate on September 29. A vote in the House may come in November, and your vocal opposition to this dangerous bill is now more critical than ever. Industry groups are doing their best to push it through quickly and with little public scrutiny.

Your phone calls are needed to make sure that the War on Terrorism, and the tragedy of 9/11, isn't used to push a political agenda and silence citizens and organizations working lawfully to improve the lives of animals.

Contact U.S. Representatives now and urge them to oppose HR 4239 (the House version of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act).
Find your US Rep here: http://www.house.gov

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act expands the Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992. Supporters say it is meant to stem illegal actions taken against controversial animal enterprises, or any company that does business with an animal enterprise. But the sweeping language in the bill—which shamefully equates many forms of animal protection advocacy with terrorism—goes much, much further.

  • The AETA is overbroad and vague, which may lead to a chilling effect on lawful activities taken in opposition to animal abusing industries.
  • The AETA is unnecessary. Existing federal and state laws against criminal activity already sufficiently address criminal activity.
  • The sanctions proposed in the AETA do not fit the crime. For example, those convicted of offenses (including attempted offenses), involving no economic damage, no bodily injury, nor fear of serious bodily injury, could still be sentenced to a fine and imprisonment of up to one year in federal prison.
  • The AETA could impact the ability to engage in litigation aimed at protecting abused animals against industries that exploit animals.
A vote in the House is expected soon! Even if you’ve never phoned or contacted your representatives, please join us at the Animal Legal Defense Fund in doing so today.

To read HR 4239, see: http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.4239:




 

 
 
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