FBI investigated PETA anthrax plot


Associated Press

FBI documents show that the agency investigated People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in the late 1990s after hearing claims that the group was planning an anthrax attack.

The Virginian-Pilot says PETA obtained the documents earlier this year through a Freedom of Information Act request.

According to the documents, FBI investigators were told that PETA planned to release anthrax at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Washington, D.C.

I can’t say that I am at all surprised. The mainstream of the animal “rights” movement is still pretty radical.

Jeff Quinton

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