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Antis face trial under terror law

Updated: June 3, 2005, 6:27 PM ET
By Jon Hurdle | Reuters — June 3, 2005

PHILADELPHIA — New Jersey is using an anti-terrorism law for the first time to try six animal rights activists charged with harassing and vandalizing a company that made use of animals to test its drugs.

Prosecutors say the activists, who will stand trial next week, used threats, intimidation and cyber attacks against employees of Huntingdon Life Sciences, a British company with operations in East Millstone, New Jersey, with the intention of driving it out of business.

The six, ...

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