Some in the medical research community are applauding passage of a bill that makes it easier to prosecute people who target animal-research facilities.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, S 3880 (http://thomas.loc.gov), passed in November, expands the criminal prohibitions against damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise. The law now prohibits intentional damage or loss to any real or personal property and intentional threats of death or serious bodily injury against those involved with animal research.
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