From ANIMAL PEOPLE, November 1993:
WASHINGTON D.C. – – The newly released Department of
Justice/USDA Report to Congress on Animal Enterprise Terrorism man-
dated by the Animal Enterprise Protection Act of 1992 found that “The
FBI has categorized only a few animal rights-related incidents as acts of
domestic terrorism,” Assistant U.S. Attorney General Sheila Anthony and
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Eugene Branstool stated in presenting it.
Therefore, they explained, “for purposes of this report, the term
‘animal rights extremism’ includes all acts of destruction or disruption per-
petrated against animal enterprises or their employees.”
Thus widening the topic to include petty vandalism, the report
recorded 313 “animal rights-related incidents” from 1977 through June 30,
1993. None involved significant injury to either people or animals.
Among the incidents were 160 cases of petty vandalism, 77 thefts or
releases of animals, 29 personal threats, 26 cases of major vandalism, 21
arsons, 16 bomb threats, 14 fire bombs, nine bombing hoaxes, and three
actual bombing attempts. The report failed to note the role of security
agents hired by U.S. Surgical Corporation in encouraging, aiding, and
abetting Fran Trutt in the best known bombing case. Trutt, who had only
marginal involvement in animal rights, served a year in jail for placing a
pipe bomb in the U.S. Surgical parking lot in November 1988––paid for by
the operatives for U.S. Surgical, one of whom drove her to the site.