Meet Kevin Johnson (also known under the alias of Kevin Oliff).
In 2013, Kevin Johnson and his fellow felon Tyler Lang drove from California to Illinois to deliberately attack a mink farm and release 2,000 animals. They brought with them tools of their trade. Masks, bolt cutters, a police scanner and a handwritten plan of action.
Johnson and Lang wore masks as they used red spray to write "Liberation is Love" on the barn before they left.
These entitled elite brats brag to this day how wonderful they are and they are being unjustly punished for 'speaking out.' What they don't tell you is that their actions caused the deliberate cruel and needless death of many of the mink. Dozens of them were run over by cars and many others were never found and probably starved to death never having known life in the wild. Ultimately 400 of them died. That's not all they did. They poured acid over two of the farmer's trucks and destroyed barns and fences. Ultimately their act caused $200,000 in damage to the farm.
When caught, this career criminal was on his way to attack a fox farm. Originally charged in state court with a slap on the wrist charge of possessing burglary tools, Johnson was recharged in federal court for violating the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). This act covers anyone who crosses state lines to deliberately financially harm an animal business because you are ideologically opposed to it. He was found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison. He appealed on the grounds of killing 400 animals and stealing 1,600 more was 'free speech' and that he was being unfairly labeled as a terrorist for his 'non-violent' acts. The court wisely rejected his ludicrous argument. What was non-violent about cutting open and destroying fences? What was non-violent about causing hundreds of animals to die a cruel death?
“While it may be true that the people most often prosecuted under AETA are animal rights activists, this does not mean the law is vague and is being enforced in a discriminatory manner,” Judge Ann Claire Williams said, writing for the three-judge panel. “Instead, it may simply mean that animal rights activists are the persons who are most often violating the law.”