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Oakland Animal Rights Activists Arrested by FBI in USA

 


Joseph Brian Buddenberg was charged with terrorizing the fur industry during cross-country

 

OAKLAND – USA, Two animal rights activists were arrested by the FBI in Oakland Friday on charges of embarking on a 40,000-mile road trip in 2013 to free mink from mink farms and vandalize fur stores and other animal enterprises.

Joseph Buddenberg, 31, and Nicole Kissane, 28, both of Oakland, were arrested without incident, according to Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI in San Francisco.

Buddenberg and Kissane are charged in an indictment in federal court in San Diego with one count of conspiring to violate the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

The indictment was issued by a federal grand jury in San Diego on Wednesday and unsealed after the arrests today.

Prosecutors are seeking to transfer the pair to San Diego to face the charges there following initial proceedings in federal court in Oakland, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego.


The indictment alleges as part of the conspiracy, Buddenberg and Kissane drove 40,000 miles around the country between June and December 2013 to free mink and other animals and vandalize animal-related businesses.


Sources: www.sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

 

Fur Industry News - World Wide
by RB Media Group
Posted: August 16, 2015