NYPD Blue crimefighter Charlotte Ross, who bares all in a new PETA ad campaign, may not know she’s lending her star power to a group that finances domestic terrorism. As The New York Post‘s Stefan Friedman wrote last week, the Center for Consumer Freedom has found financial links between PETA and the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF), FBI-labeled domestic terrorist organizations that have caused more than $43 million in property damage from over 600 attacks since 1996:
In April 2001, PETA gave a direct contribution of $1,500 to the North American Earth Liberation Front (ELF) to “support their program activities.” Among its long list of crimes, ELF claimed credit for the 1998 firebombing of a Vail ski resort resulting in $12 million in damages.
In January 1995, PETA gave $45,200 to the “support committee” of Rodney Coronado, a convicted arsonist who firebombed a research facility at Michigan State University. PETA also gave an unreturned $25,000 “loan” to Rodney Coronado’s father in 1994.
PETA has also given money to the “support committee” of ALF-affiliated criminal Josh Harper, and animal-rights extremist David Wilson, a then-spokesperson for ALF who has bragged: “We started with animal rights, but we’ve expanded to wildlife actions like the [October 1998 Vail resort arson] one in Vail.”
Dominique Swain, Pamela Anderson, Kim Basinger, and Christy Turlington have all lent their bods to PETA-backed terror. Ross’s support, knowing or not, of such actions is something to make her fans blue indeed.