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Monday, April 20, 2009

WHAT IS (AETA) THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT?

The (AETA) THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT was signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 27, 2006. Write your Representatives and tell then to repeal The AETA.

WHAT IS (AETA) THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE TERRORISM ACT?

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is a bill which sought to amend the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act (AEPA - PL 102-346) - a section under Title 18 of the criminal code which protects animal enterprises from illegal acts comitted by animal activists.

The AETA bill (S 3880) was introduced by Mr. Inhofe (R-OK), Mrs. Feinstein (D-CA), Mr. Thune (R-SD), and Mr. Isakson (R-GA).It passed in the Senate Sept 30, 2006 and then was passed in the House on a voice vote with only six house members present. Finally it was signed into law by President Bush November 27, 2006. All this with almost no media attention admist public outcry.


WHY AETA IS NOT GOOD FOR US

AETA risks having a chilling effect on First Amendment protected speech for everyone including law abiding citizens, who risk being tarnished a terrorist even if wrongfully charged. On the chance that a law-abiding citizen wins his/her case, the damage to their reputation will already be done. Appeals often take years.

Anyone engaging in non-violent civil
disobedience causing at least $10,000 profit loss, will be considered a terrorist. If this were law at the turn of the 20th century, the suffragettes, notably Susan B. Anthony, as well as, civil rights leaders including Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, and Mahatma Gandhi, may have been labelled terrorists.

AETA risks punishing content based speech.

AETA would foster a slippery slope and a precedent by which to target other content-based speech as terrorism or target any unfavorable group as terrorists.

AETA risks singling out animal advocates for
penalties that are harsher than for other felonies.

Laws penalizing tort, harassment, etc. already exist and the bills' additional penalties are unnecessary.

The bills' exemptions would not be an adequate defense against being wrongfully arrested or charged, and do not resolve ambiguities in the bills or the chilling effect on protected free speech.

AETA risks further frustrating protected free speech rights that calls attention to the government's failure to enforce the Animal Welfare Act. There are no similarly harsh penalties against animal enterprises that are in gross violation of the AWA, or that act with depraved indifference or with intent to do harm.

SUMMARY

We believe that the true purpose of AETA , is to severely chill AR activism by intimidating those who would legally protest, and as such attempts to prevent the loss of profit to corporations and businesses -special interest groups (who see the ever swelling tsunami of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare consciousness) heading right their way.

We further believe that there are sufficient laws already on the books to accommodate any and all illegal activist activities. As an example, Surely, we do not advocate threat, vandalism, and bodily injury, but why should any sector of society receive special treatment and consideration under the law from threat, vandalism and bodily harm moreso than any other sector?

The justice system has already successfully prosecuted cases using existing law and we maintain that AETA is not only unnecessary but will have a stigmatic and chilling effect on our first amendment rights to free speech, preventing individuals from exercising their right to protest, under the constitution, for fear of being unjustly labeled and prosecuted as a terrorist.

The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is in all likelihood not constitutional and needs to be repealed.

Don't sell out your rights to corporate America! Let your voice be heard! Send a message to Congress now.

Read More About The Animal Enterprise Protection Act At: Green Is The New Red

And At: Dissident Voice




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2 Comments:

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Hey Patty - this is OT, but did you hear about the 21 polo ponies in FLA that died? They think it was tainted injections ...


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Patty said...

After I received your comment I looked online for the news about the Polo Horses. That's just awful. What does 'OT' in your comment?

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