On July 24, 2015 Americans Nicole Kissane and Joseph Buddenberg were arrested and federally indicted for alleged Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA).
Yesterday, on May 2, 2016, Joseph was sentenced to two years in prison, two years of supervised release, and about $400,000 in restitution under the ridiculous .
How can there be animal liberation if animals are legally property and those who liberate them are systematically ruined?
“Today’s sentencing must be understood in the context of the complete illegitimacy of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act,” according to Rachel Meeropol, senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Meerpol says further, “[AETA] is a law bought and paid for by corporations that profit from the exploitation of animals, in the service of nothing but their own bottom line. Prosecuting non-violent liberation of animals as ‘terrorism’ is a transparent attempt to silence an entire movement.” Not even violent liberation ought to be automatically deemed terrorism–its intent is never terror but freedom, and directly so.
Meanwhile, in the beautiful country of America people terrorize each other with guns every single day, and by the thousands. Yet this is not terrorism. It’s not terrorism because it has no organized purpose. But really, it’s not terrorism because it doesn’t step on fat, corporate toes. More and more, as soon as you do that, you are deemed a terrorist by the system. Stupid and harmful to freedom everywhere.
Now, Nicole is up in June. Please support them both and others like them everywhere. You can start at supportnicoleandjoseph.com.
And then, in the end, this is your place to go: animalliberationfrontline.com.
You can also say “Fuck anglo-saxon countries” and focus on places where animal liberation is even more difficult and where liberators are still much more in trouble if they get caught.
Also, there’s cameras everywhere and wire cutters at stores.Choose the right side before they put a camera up your ass. And if you choose wrong, they will.