DHS Ecoterrorism Threat Assessment, 7 May 2008

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
07 May 2008

Ecoterrorism: Environmental and Animal-Rights Militants in the United States

In this report, marked “UNCLASSIFIED // FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security writes (page 9):

PETA, the Fund for Animals, In Defense of Animals, the New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance, and certain individuals within the HSUS are known or suspected of having financial ties to individuals and groups associated with ecoterrorism. In addition to financial ties to ecomilitancy, both HSUS and PETA, or at least individuals within those organizations, have an established record of supporting individuals and/or groups commonly associated with ecoterrorism.

UPDATE (18-Feb-2010): HSUS’s attorneys inform me that this report has been withdrawn and re-written by DHS, and no longer includes references to either HSUS or the Fund for Animals. Click here to read a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to HSUS about this.