Monday, 22. December 2014
12. 08. 09. - 15:45
By David Rogers
Ten animal-rights activists are to stand trial after causing 600,000 Euros of damages as they attacked stores selling clothing made from animal fur and hides.
The public prosecutorís office in Wiener Neustadt, Lower Austria, said the activists had formed a cell of the militant Animal Liberation Front (ALF) organisation.
The office has also accused them of cruelty to animals in a case dating back to March 2008 when they allegedly tore down a gate at a pen holding 400 pigs being fed for slaughter at a farm near Bad Fischau-Brunn in Wiener Neustadt district.
Prosecutors said the pigs had been terrified and were unable to live in the wild and had to be slaughtered.
The activists, who will be tried in the autumn, face up to five years in prison if convicted.
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