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Animal rights activicts facing jail

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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  • David wrote on 01. 10. 2010 from Britain about "Animal rights activicts f..."

    Killing all animals is very cruel they should stop it it is wrong

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  • Medawar wrote on 12. 08. 2009 from United Kingdom about "Animal rights activicts f..."

    One of the things which was done by the animal rights movement in the UK in the nineteen-seventies, was to burn down a pig-breeding unit, killing all the sows and piglets, "to set them free". This madness has been edited out of the history, as they tell it at least, but there are some very, very deranged people involved. Austrian Police need to be very alert to British activists from the Leighton Buzzard area, including Tebworth, if livestock continues to be burnt to death.

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    • Kairen Brooke-Anderson wrote on 20. 08. 2009 from Cape Town, South Africa about "Animal rights activicts f..."

      Good for the ALF liberating the pigs and targeting stores selling fur. People involved in the fur trade should be skinned alive as punishment

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