Three Months Later

Yesterday marked three months since the United States was directly attacked for the first time in six decades — and it was three months ago today that Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) cautioned that eco-terrorists like the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) pose a threat “no less heinous than what we saw occur yesterday here in Washington and in New York.”

As we have been reporting since September 11, the terror of that day has not stopped animal rights and anti-meat zealots from using extreme measures to try to strip away consumers’ choices. The Boston Globe reported last week that “there are similarities to Al Qaeda” in such groups. “The groups, like ALF and ELF, are organized in a cell structure… the Internet is used as a tool… ALF’s website has a ‘recommended reading’ section that includes a document on ‘Setting Fires With Electrical Timers.'”

Two members of Congress are confronting the threat head-on. Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR) is sponsoring a bill that would establish a national eco-terrorism information clearinghouse. Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) plans hearings on anti-consumer domestic terror to “strip away the Robin Hood mystique from this terrorism in our country.”

The extreme anti-meat movement “forsakes intellect for delusions of conscience and sacrifices logic to emotion,” Waterbury Republican-American columnist Vincent Rosa writes. “Animal rights activists demand that animals be treated more like humans, but their perverse utopian vision would see people treated as less than animals.”

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