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Ecoterrorist Served His Time, Finally Admits Doing the Crime

Animal rights activist Rodney Coronado now says he committed 1992 crime

(Newser) - In 1995, Rodney Coronado pleaded guilty to a fiery act of ecoterrorism: breaking into the office of Michigan State University researcher Richard Aulerich, erecting a makeshift firebomb, and obliterating some 32 years of animal research. Except Coronado swore police had the wrong man. Now, 25 years after the Feb. 28,... More »

Ecoterrorism Suspect Gives Up After Decade on Run

Rebecca Rubin 11th member of 'The Family' to face charges

(Newser) - A Canadian fugitive, said to be one of the targets of the largest ecoterrorism investigation in American history, surrendered to US authorities yesterday morning after a decade on the run, reports the Los Angeles Times . Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, faces arson and conspiracy charges related to firebombings in Oregon, Colorado,... More »

Feds Probe Firebombing of Animal Researcher's Car

Attack targeted professor who used primates to study addiction

(Newser) - An federal anti-terror task force is probing the firebombing of a UCLA neuroscientist's car, the Los Angeles Times reports. An animal rights group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place outside the researcher’s house and caused no injuries. The professor targeted has been using primates for research... More »

Firebombed Researcher Fears Animal-Rights Activists

UC Santa Cruz biologist speaks out after weekend firebombing of home

(Newser) - A university researcher says he fears for his family’s safety after a weekend firebomb attack, the San Jose Mercury News reports. David Feldheim, who does neuroscience research on mice at the University of California Santa Cruz, was slightly injured. He said he expects a continuining threat from animal-rights activists—... More »

Animal-Rights Violence Has Schools Turning to Courts

Battle pits free-speech rights against safety

(Newser) - In recent months, animal-rights activists have strapped a firebomb under a UCLA professor’s car and flooded another’s home in a campaign to intimidate the school into ending experiments on primates. A judge has issued several restraining orders as the university tries to protect researchers, Newsweek reports, while protesters... More »

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