Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Animal Rights Terrorist Added to FBI Top 10

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Daniel Andreas San Diego (pictured above). From the FBI's Most Wanted web site:

An animal rights extremist wanted for allegedly bombing two San Francisco-area office buildings in 2003 has been added to our Most Wanted Terrorists list—the first domestic terrorist to be included with international terrorists such as Usama Bin Laden.

Daniel Andreas San Diego, 31, should be considered armed and dangerous. His domestic acts of terror were planned to destroy property, to cause economic hardship for the companies he targeted, and possibly to take lives—one of his bombs was laced with nails to create potentially deadly shrapnel. We are offering a reward of up to $250,000 for information directly leading to his arrest....

.... Animal rights and environmental extremism pose a significant domestic terror threat. To date, extremists have been responsible for more than 1,800 criminal acts and more than $110 million in damages. Currently, we are investigating approximately 170 such extremist incidents across the country.

San Diego, known to be involved with a group called SHAC—Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty—is wanted for his alleged involvement in bombing two biotech facilities that did business with Huntingdon Life Sciences, a company that conducts animal experimentation for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

The first bombing occurred on August 28, 2003, outside Chiron Life Science Center in Emeryville, California. When authorities responded, a second bomb was discovered, but exploded before it could be disarmed, raising the possibility that the device was planted specifically to target first responders.

Less than a month later, another bomb exploded outside a company based in Pleasanton, California. That bomb was made with metal nails to create more powerful shrapnel and destruction.

Note that SHAC has been associated in the past with people working for and with the League Against Cruel Sports in the UK, and PETA in the U.S., and both organizations are linked to off of the SHAC web site.


Viatecio said...

The bombings happened in 2003 and he's just NOW being added to the list? What was the FBI doing for the 6 years in between?

Still doesn't make the news any lesser. Ingrid Newkirk and the whole member roll of PETA should be right there with him though, for starters.

smartdogs said...

Does anyone else wonder if AR crazies were behind the recent polo pony killings?

PBurns said...

Just as "only Nixon could go top China," so could only a Democrat put a leftist terrorist on the FBI Most Wanted. Politics is the science of eliptical orbits, and I get it even if I cannot explain it very well.


PBurns said...

Time will tell on the polo pony deaths in Floria. My bet is that it will be an accidental supplements toxin due to mislabeling by someone who does not speak English too well. I would bet it is not an AR attack; they would release the ponies "back to the wild" ;)


Gina said...

I also think it was a screw-up, albeit a horrific one.

Fugly's take on it is interesting:

Performance-enhancing drugs: Not just for track stars and bike racers any more!