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  • SinDee
    From Nick Cooney Thu Sep 28 12:17:48 2006 Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:26:13 -0700 Subject: Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW! Animal Enterpise
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      From Nick Cooney Thu Sep 28 12:17:48 2006
      Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:26:13 -0700
      Subject: Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW!
      Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW -- calls urgently needed!
      Sorry for sending out yet another urgent email but this is extremely important. Thanks to the Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992, the SHAC-7 are behind bars and any of us could be next. Animal-exploiting industries, working with a few midwestern Senators, are now trying to force through an expansion on that act (called the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act") TOMORROW, before Congress ends its session. This bill would label actions such as peaceful civil disobedience, or economically harming a company, TERRORISM, and harshly punish those speaking up for animals and the environment. This is an extremely frightening bill but as it is being fast-tracked it may be passed without much public scrutiny. Your House representative NEEDS to hear from you on this issue, please take a moment to call.
      The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is pending in Congress (HR 4239). Industry groups are pushing it through quickly and with little public scrutiny (fast-tracking it like the Patriot Act... first through the House of Reps, then through the Senate ) before the Fall recess. They plan to vote on this tomorrow, Friday, September 29 in the House. This is the most important call yet because it affects our ability to help ALL animals!

      We need to flood the lines with calls in opposition now!

      -- Contact your House Reps now at 202-224-3121 to urge them to
      oppose HR 4239.

      -- Contact your Senators now at 202-224-3121 to urge them to oppose
      S 3880 (was S 1926).

      -- Forward this message to friends & social advocacy
      groups.


      Details & Talking Points:.

      The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act drastically expands the Animal
      <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-EFVqixuP6LA1c%401938641-sheeOCqypta0Y>
      Enterprise Protection Act of 1992.

      -- AETA labels the tactics of Martin Luther King and Gandhi as
      "terrorism." It spells out penalties for "an offense involving exclusively a
      nonviolent physical obstruction of an animal enterprise or a business having a connection to, or relationship with, an animal enterprise, that may result in loss of profits but does not result in bodily injury.." In other words any act that causes a loss of profits to animal-exploiting industries (like a reduction in meat consumption) can be treated as terrorism.

      -- AETA risks the prosecution of undercover investigators,
      whistle-blowers and other activists as "terrorists." It defines "economic
      damage" as including "the loss of profits." The extremely vague and broad sweeping language puts all animal advocates at risk. Causing the loss of profits is NOT terrorism. It's effective activism. And even activists that are not prosecuted under the law will be affected by the extreme rhetoric.

      -- AETA is unnecessary. There are already laws to protect industries
      against illegal actions, regardless of who commits the acts.

      All Americans should be concerned about this gross infringement on the first amendment. The term terrorism should not be used against peaceful social justice advocacy. Who will be next?

      ***********************************************************************

      For more in-depth information, visit
      <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-JndlxJBZdDS8w%401938642-FuVWVhXvHTsE2>
      http://www.GreenIsTheNewRed.com
      For more in-depth information, visit:
      <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-8544mNw.xDk9E%401938643-24Ds2UxXyUqRE>
      http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-3880

      To read HR 4239, see:
      <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-/frGvLgMqn0sE%401938644-u499hdvSTfOb6>
      http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.4239:

      To read S. 3880, see:
      <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-eukUydDMaibvo%401938645-XimZwCZRR3ffA>
      http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.3880:





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    • SinDee
      From Nick Cooney Thu Sep 28 12:17:48 2006 Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:26:13 -0700 Subject: Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW! Animal Enterpise
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        From Nick Cooney Thu Sep 28 12:17:48 2006
        Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:26:13 -0700
        Subject: Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW!
        Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW -- calls urgently needed!
        Sorry for sending out yet another urgent email but this is extremely important. Thanks to the Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992, the SHAC-7 are behind bars and any of us could be next. Animal-exploiting industries, working with a few midwestern Senators, are now trying to force through an expansion on that act (called the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act") TOMORROW, before Congress ends its session. This bill would label actions such as peaceful civil disobedience, or economically harming a company, TERRORISM, and harshly punish those speaking up for animals and the environment. This is an extremely frightening bill but as it is being fast-tracked it may be passed without much public scrutiny. Your House representative NEEDS to hear from you on this issue, please take a moment to call.
        The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is pending in Congress (HR 4239). Industry groups are pushing it through quickly and with little public scrutiny (fast-tracking it like the Patriot Act... first through the House of Reps, then through the Senate ) before the Fall recess. They plan to vote on this tomorrow, Friday, September 29 in the House. This is the most important call yet because it affects our ability to help ALL animals!

        We need to flood the lines with calls in opposition now!

        -- Contact your House Reps now at 202-224-3121 to urge them to
        oppose HR 4239.

        -- Contact your Senators now at 202-224-3121 to urge them to oppose
        S 3880 (was S 1926).

        -- Forward this message to friends & social advocacy
        groups.


        Details & Talking Points:.

        The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act drastically expands the Animal
        <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-EFVqixuP6LA1c%401938641-sheeOCqypta0Y>
        Enterprise Protection Act of 1992.

        -- AETA labels the tactics of Martin Luther King and Gandhi as
        "terrorism." It spells out penalties for "an offense involving exclusively a
        nonviolent physical obstruction of an animal enterprise or a business having a connection to, or relationship with, an animal enterprise, that may result in loss of profits but does not result in bodily injury.." In other words any act that causes a loss of profits to animal-exploiting industries (like a reduction in meat consumption) can be treated as terrorism.

        -- AETA risks the prosecution of undercover investigators,
        whistle-blowers and other activists as "terrorists." It defines "economic
        damage" as including "the loss of profits." The extremely vague and broad sweeping language puts all animal advocates at risk. Causing the loss of profits is NOT terrorism. It's effective activism. And even activists that are not prosecuted under the law will be affected by the extreme rhetoric.

        -- AETA is unnecessary. There are already laws to protect industries
        against illegal actions, regardless of who commits the acts.

        All Americans should be concerned about this gross infringement on the first amendment. The term terrorism should not be used against peaceful social justice advocacy. Who will be next?

        ***********************************************************************

        For more in-depth information, visit
        <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-JndlxJBZdDS8w%401938642-FuVWVhXvHTsE2>
        http://www.GreenIsTheNewRed.com
        For more in-depth information, visit:
        <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-8544mNw.xDk9E%401938643-24Ds2UxXyUqRE>
        http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-3880

        To read HR 4239, see:
        <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-/frGvLgMqn0sE%401938644-u499hdvSTfOb6>
        http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.4239:

        To read S. 3880, see:
        <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-eukUydDMaibvo%401938645-XimZwCZRR3ffA>
        http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.3880:





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      • SinDee
        From Nick Cooney Thu Sep 28 12:17:48 2006 Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:26:13 -0700 Subject: Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW! Animal Enterpise
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          From Nick Cooney Thu Sep 28 12:17:48 2006
          Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:26:13 -0700
          Subject: Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW!
          Animal Enterpise Terrorism Act will be voted on TOMORROW -- calls urgently needed!
          Sorry for sending out yet another urgent email but this is extremely important. Thanks to the Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992, the SHAC-7 are behind bars and any of us could be next. Animal-exploiting industries, working with a few midwestern Senators, are now trying to force through an expansion on that act (called the "Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act") TOMORROW, before Congress ends its session. This bill would label actions such as peaceful civil disobedience, or economically harming a company, TERRORISM, and harshly punish those speaking up for animals and the environment. This is an extremely frightening bill but as it is being fast-tracked it may be passed without much public scrutiny. Your House representative NEEDS to hear from you on this issue, please take a moment to call.
          The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is pending in Congress (HR 4239). Industry groups are pushing it through quickly and with little public scrutiny (fast-tracking it like the Patriot Act... first through the House of Reps, then through the Senate ) before the Fall recess. They plan to vote on this tomorrow, Friday, September 29 in the House. This is the most important call yet because it affects our ability to help ALL animals!

          We need to flood the lines with calls in opposition now!

          -- Contact your House Reps now at 202-224-3121 to urge them to
          oppose HR 4239.

          -- Contact your Senators now at 202-224-3121 to urge them to oppose
          S 3880 (was S 1926).

          -- Forward this message to friends & social advocacy
          groups.


          Details & Talking Points:.

          The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act drastically expands the Animal
          <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-EFVqixuP6LA1c%401938641-sheeOCqypta0Y>
          Enterprise Protection Act of 1992.

          -- AETA labels the tactics of Martin Luther King and Gandhi as
          "terrorism." It spells out penalties for "an offense involving exclusively a
          nonviolent physical obstruction of an animal enterprise or a business having a connection to, or relationship with, an animal enterprise, that may result in loss of profits but does not result in bodily injury.." In other words any act that causes a loss of profits to animal-exploiting industries (like a reduction in meat consumption) can be treated as terrorism.

          -- AETA risks the prosecution of undercover investigators,
          whistle-blowers and other activists as "terrorists." It defines "economic
          damage" as including "the loss of profits." The extremely vague and broad sweeping language puts all animal advocates at risk. Causing the loss of profits is NOT terrorism. It's effective activism. And even activists that are not prosecuted under the law will be affected by the extreme rhetoric.

          -- AETA is unnecessary. There are already laws to protect industries
          against illegal actions, regardless of who commits the acts.

          All Americans should be concerned about this gross infringement on the first amendment. The term terrorism should not be used against peaceful social justice advocacy. Who will be next?

          ***********************************************************************

          For more in-depth information, visit
          <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-JndlxJBZdDS8w%401938642-FuVWVhXvHTsE2>
          http://www.GreenIsTheNewRed.com
          For more in-depth information, visit:
          <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-8544mNw.xDk9E%401938643-24Ds2UxXyUqRE>
          http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-3880

          To read HR 4239, see:
          <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-/frGvLgMqn0sE%401938644-u499hdvSTfOb6>
          http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:H.R.4239:

          To read S. 3880, see:
          <http://m1e.net/c?31629643-eukUydDMaibvo%401938645-XimZwCZRR3ffA>
          http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.3880:





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