Two guys from Oakland have spent a lot of time rolling around the country on their animal "rights" farewell tour:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested two animal rights activists and charged them with terrorizing the fur industry as they released about 5,740 minks from farms and ranches, and vandalized the homes and businesses of members of the industry. The activists, who were on cross-country road trips, were arrested by the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Associated Press (AP) reported late Friday.
The fun-loving duo slashed tires, threw acid on stuff, glued locks, broke windows, and just generally had a good old time until they were nabbed. Now they're looking at as much as a decade in prison and a $250,000 fine (which of course no one will ever see).
Now to the real terrorists: developers.
The Fones Cliffs along the Rappahannock River in central Virginia is home to hundreds of nesting bald eagles, and as many as 20,000 visit the area during migration seasons.
So developers are thinking that this would be a great spot to build a luxury resort, complete with a hotel, restaurant, 700 big houses, and an 18-hole golf course. Because we just don't have enough golf courses in this country.
As for the eagles, if the developers get their way, the birds will lose their homes due to fore-closure.