Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Four arrests in Californian animal-rights activism

An international investigation has led to arrests of four animal-rights activists suspected of harassing researchers working at University of California campuses.

Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized two of the suspects on 19 February in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the other two in Oakland, California, the following day.

The four are suspects in two incidents: an alleged trespassing involving a researcher from the Berkeley campus in 2007 and a home invasion at the residence of a professor at the Santa Cruz campus in 2008. Federal authorities are continuing an investigation of firebomb attacks on homes of researchers from the Los Angeles and Santa Cruz campuses.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Four arrests in Californian animal-rights activism. Nature 457, 1070 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/4571070a

Download citation

Search

Quick links