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Environmental Extremist Groups: 8 Acts of Ecoterrorism

The Green Monster: 8 Acts of Eco Extremism

Yesterday the crying-hippies video resurfaced on the ever-recycling Internet. (Well worth a watch!) Sobbing at the base of a North Carolinian forest, members of radical environmental group Earth First! cried for rocks and trees and pesky weeds that (they insist) are as alive as your typing fingertips. A young man cried until he wanted to scream. So he did.

But that's child's play! Environmentalists — extreme environmentalists — have more than tears and tree houses to show demanding Mother Earth. What does it take to go from eco friendly to eco terror? Check out my eight environmental no-nos, or do-dos (depending on your goal).

  1. Arson. Particularly setting new housing developments, car lots, and SUVs ablaze. Another? Horse slaughterhouses. Neigh!
  2. Not breeding because, obviously, Earth is better off without people.
  3. Harassing, sabotaging, and sinking whaling ships is as old as my first recycling bin.
  4. Poisoning bottles of POM Wonderful juice to protest animal testing. Guess it won't make you immortal after all!

To see four other acts of eco insanity,


  1. Raiding zoos and aquariums to kidnap animals.
  2. Endangering loggers and spiking trees to discourage logging.
  3. Forcing entry, harassing, and attacking university professors involved in animal research. Masks are optional but preferred.
  4. And bombs — a tried and true method of dissent. Even the worst bomb will get attention!


Join The Conversation
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
I'm sorry it's really hard for me not to bust out laughing at stuff like this not because I disagree with saving our planet and making the sacrifices to do so, but I think anything to the extreme environmentalism, religion, political activism etc is harmful and creates polar opposite extremist groups...moderation is the key to everything!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
hypno, I think the fuss is that citizen joked that terrorism was a do, not a don't. I had no idea my fallow uterus and I were terrorizing the planet! ;)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
I'm not exactly sure what all the fuss is about this article but terrorism in whatever form is news worthy to me.
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
piper, then I know the PERFECT mate for her! His picture is right here. LOL
piper23 piper23 8 years
We have one like him here too. We refer to her as "real world deficient'.
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
That's a picture of Trey Arrow, Portland Oregons own whackadoo! I agree with everyone though, comparing childlessness with terrorism is ridiculous!
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
I think we've established that not having children should not be considered a terrorist act. Still, it's scary how far people can take things and try to justify their actions.
stephley stephley 8 years
Aside from the aforementioned weirdness of the article, how is not breeding a terrorist act?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I agree with Mich here, advocating terrorism even as a joke (which belongs on giggle not here) is terrible, maybe CS should stop spending so much time twittering and report some real news.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
:shakes head: This isn't a newstory worthy of citizen...
Michelann Michelann 8 years
First of all, I don't think "not breeding" belongs on this list. That's a personal choice and not an act of terrorism. Second of all, I'm really appalled that Citizen would even joke that these are "do-dos". I think that's extremely distasteful and should be removed from this post. Advocating terrorism, or even suggesting it's an acceptable means to achieve a goal is really, really offensive.
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