I guess a weak society will draw in all types of terrorists.
Animal rights radicals choose Netherlands as base
Saturday 14 March 2009 16:27 UTChttp://www.radionetherlands.nl/news/zijl...erlands-as-base
In an exclusive interview with Dutch public broadcaster NOS, a British
undercover officer who spent years infiltrating the Animal Liberation
Front (ALF) says the Netherlands is now the international centre for
radical animal rights activists.
In Great Britain, the officer's undercover activities led to the
arrest and imprisonment of the ALF's core members and, indirectly, to
tougher legislation in the UK. According to the agent, the new laws
prompted organisations such as the ALF to relocate to the Netherlands.
The officer says animal rights campaigns are coordinated in the
Netherlands and carried out all over Europe. Particular targets are
laboratories that carry out animal testing and the companies that do
business with them.
The Labour Party responded by saying that a special representative of
the Public Prosecutor's Officer should be empowered to track activists
down. The Christian Democrats said all European countries should
implement the same regulations so that activists could not flee to
locations where the laws against them were more lenient.