August 30th, 2011 by Gary Smith
Peter Young is a veteran animal liberation activist and former political prisoner convicted for his role in liberating thousands of animals from fur farms across the United States.
Peter is the creator of Voice Of The Voiceless, a website that offers news on the Animal Liberation Front (A.L.F.), and which publishes analysis on the ALF and the direct action animal movement in order to bring about a better understanding of the motivations and objectives of MDA groups.
In September 1998, a grand jury indicted Peter on four charges of “Extortion by Interfering with Interstate Commerce”, and two charges of “Animal Enterprise Terrorism”. He was sentenced to two years in federal prison; 360 hours of community service at a charity “to benefit humans and no other species”; $254,000 restitution; and one year probation. He was released from prison in 2007. Before being sentenced, he told the court, addressing fur farmers, that he would “forever mark those nights on your property as the most rewarding experience of my life.”
After nearly 15 years in the animal liberation movement; today Peter is currently an activist, lecturer at universities and events, writer on liberation movements, and still supports those who work outside the law to achieve human, earth, and animal liberation.