|The act, they contend, will not deter violence by zealots
The Department of Justice has stated that the FBI will be primarily responsible for enforcing the law.
Some pro-animal research groups lobbied hard for the measure as Congress was considering it.
Yet many scientists--along with some law enforcement officials and several animal rights advocates--say the actions of militant animal liberationists are already illegal and carry hefty penalties in most states. So, they say, making these same crimes federal will have a minimal effect on...