Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Cracking Down on Animal Rights Activists in the Netherlands
As in the US, others are looking at animal rights activists differently in the age of terrorism.
A stone through a windscreen, a car splattered with paint, the wall of a building covered in slogans, animal rights activists seem more and more frequently to be using a tough, intimidating way of highlighting their demands, and this has thrown the spotlight on them, particularly so as far as the Dutch parliament and police and judicial authorities are concerned. The current minister of justice would even like to see legislative changes made so that hardline animal rights campaigning can be dealt with more effectively.