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Chicagoans Support Animal-Rights Activist Facing Terrorism Charges

AnimalRights[permalink]Madison, WI – Chicago animal rights activists drove to Madison to lend solidarity to Peter Young, who was arraigned yesterday on charges of violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and conspiracy to interrupt interstate commerce. The maximum penalty he faces is 82 years in jail and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

Young was arrested on March 21st in San Jose, CA. He has been “WANTED” since 1998 after being indicted on charges of violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act by freeing more than 7,000 mink from five Midwestern fur farms.

Young’s lawyer, Mr. Chris Kelly, entered the plea of not guilty to the alleged crimes being prosecuted against his client by the United States government represented by Mr. Robert Anderson.

The presiding judge, Judge Theresa M. Owens, stated that Young could be a flight risk and would not grant release from detention. Young is currently being held in Dane County Jail. The defendant was not alone as about 40 people showed up to lend support from across the Midwest packing the courtroom. Read more.

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Additional Coverage: Indybay IMC coverage | AP article posted on Madison IMC




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