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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Ecoterrorism Utah

Teen admits he set Utah animal-rights fire

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A teenager on Tuesday admitted setting fire to a farm building at Brigham Young University and said he acted in support of a radical animal-rights group.
Harrison D. Burrows pleaded guilty to a federal charge of destruction of property by fire, admitting he entered Ellsworth Farm, poured gasoline under a storage shed and ignited it. He said he was making "a political statement on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front."
Burrows, 18, also agreed to testify about any other illegal acts he knows about taken on behalf of the Animal Liberation Front or its sister organization, the Earth Liberation Front.
The July 8 fire caused about $30,000 damage at the farm, which houses animals used for feed experiments. No animals were harmed.
Burrows could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Jan. 10. But in exchange for his plea, the government said it would recommend he serve only five years.
The government earlier dropped a count of use of a destructive device, a charge that carries a 30-year sentence.
Burrows also took responsibility for other vandalism at the university, including freeing caged rabbits and birds from a campus farm. He has not been charged in those incidents.
The farm fire occurred three weeks after the Earth Liberation Front took responsibility for a $1.5 million arson fire at a lumberyard in suburban Salt Lake City.
 
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