This is good. Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA, have introduced the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, to strengthen current laws to better help law enforcement fight animal rights terrorism. I haven’t read the statute yet, but if it is limited to animal using industries, it is inadequate to the threat these extremists pose. The bill need to also protect non animal using people and companies that do business with animal industries–insurers, bookkeepers, construction companies, and other providers of services and products–who are often targeted too in a pernicious tactic known as tertiary targeting.
The bill is too late in the session to go far. But come the next Congress, I trust this legislation will be reintroduced. I’ll write more about this as I know more and do all I can to assist in its passage.