All in the Name of the Environment
In what parallel universe does the act of terrorism through bombings equal being beneficial for the environment? Extreme environmentalists and animal rights activists have both used this form of cowardly and destructive type of attack on facilities where biotechnology and nanotechnology are being researched in a supposed attempt at “protecting the environment”. Three such eco-terrorists are currently on trial for their plotting of bombings in order to save the earth. Sadly groups such as the Earth Liberation Front give very real and worthy environmental activism a bad name. ELF’s extreme acts of eco-terrorism do far more harm to the environment than those they target, such as the attack on the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture because of their research in genetic engineering; the fire resulting from ELF’s incendiary device destroyed a vast number of endangered plant life. This is a very scary trend in today’s world of extreme activism; where if you don’t agree with someone or something, you don’t open a dialogue, or pose peaceful rallies, instead you resort to wanton acts of violence and destruction.