Normally we don’t mention PETA here but this was too good to skip. It’s probably not a surprise to many of you who follow PETA’s exploits(more), but the USDA has recently released a security profile form to animal experimentation facilities that reveals that PETA has been classified as a terrorist threat by the US government. It doesn’t mean a whole lot right now, but could potentially mean that PETA members could be prosecution as terrorists.
Here’s an excerpt from the form:
B. Terrorist Threat. What terrorist activities have occurred in or around your building/facility in the past 5 years (documented cases)? Please check all that apply.
[ ] Attack from international terrorists
[ ] Attack from domestic special interest terrorists
-[ ] Earth Liberation Front (ELF)
-[ ] Animal Liberation Front (ALF)
-[ ] People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
-[ ] Animal Defense League (ADL)
-[ ] Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC)
-[ ] Formal hate group(s) (please specify):
-[ ] Other (please specify): ____________________
[ ] Cyber Attack from a known or unknown source.