Say What?!: Animal Rights Activists Arrested by FBI for Mink-Freeing Spree

OAKLAND, California – Two animal rights activists were arrested by federal agents on Friday for allegedly embarking on a cross-country mink-liberating crusade two years ago, authorities said.

Joseph Buddenberg, 31, and Nicole Kissane, 28, both of Oakland, Calif., were arrested by the FBI and now face charges of violating the U.S. Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act — a 2006 federal law that prohibits any person from acting in an illegal manner “for the purpose of damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise.”

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