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Animal Lovers and Tree Huggers Are the New Cold-Blooded Criminals?: Examining the Flaws of Ecoterroism Bills

Dara Lovitz


3 J. Animal L. 79 (2007)
Publish Date:
2007
Place of Publication: Michigan State University College of Law
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Animal Lovers and Tree Huggers Are the New Cold-Blooded Criminals?: Examining the Flaws of Ecoterroism Bills

Animal lovers and tree huggers were once deemed peaceful and benevolent activists.  As our nation witnessed the increase in powerful lobbying on behalf of wealthy industries, that identity has been shattered by offensive epithets and reckless generalizations.  Now those who preach kindness to the non-human species and respect for the environment are dumped into the same category as the group of individuals who fly planes into buildings and don explosive materials in high-traffic areas - those whose every violent action is designed to maim or murder a large number of innocent civilians.  The defective grouping resulted from the gross mistake of legislatures across the country that enacted  the fundamentally flawed so-called “eco terror bills.”

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