As if the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act wasn’t distressing enough, lawmakers are now seeking to broaden the impact of the bill. Cases in which the bill has been used to date include the SHAC7 trial and the case involving Peter Young and Justin Samuel.
According to In Defense of Animals, The new bill H.R. 4239 now seeks to make any profit loss suffered by an “animal enterprise” industry such as factory farms, fur farms and circuses a crimes; such acts as consumer boycotts, media campaigns and whistleblowing that affect an industries bottom line would become crimes punishable under the new bill.
For more information about this bill, check out Will Potters presentation from the National Animal Rights Conference. In Defense of Animals has also created an easy way to urge your federal representative to oppose the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.