Animal rights and environmental extremism pose a significant domestic terror threat "To date, extremists have been responsible for more than 1,800 criminal acts and more than $110 million in damages." (FBI)
San Diego has a tatoo which says, "it only takes a spark". He is the latest animal rights terrorist to achieve public notoriety for extremist violent acts. PETA has supported similar terrorists in the past, by providing funding. The FBI says it paid $1,500 to ELF, the largest U.S. terrorist group. According to the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Centre)
PETA also provided funds to convicted animal- or environmental-rights terrorists, including contributing $20,000 to Rodney Coronado, convicted of a research lab at Michigan State College, and $7,500 to Fran Trutt, convicted of attempting to murder a medical executive.
The Intelligence Report, which is a project that monitors hate groups and extremism in the U.S., reports that PETA and the Humane Society of the U.S. regularly has extremist activists speak at their conventions. IR quotes PETA's Bruce Friedrich as stating:
If we really believe that animals have the same right to be free from pain and suffering at our hands, then of course we're going to be blowing things up and smashing windows. … I think it's a great way to bring animal liberation, considering the level of suffering, the atrocities. I think it would be great if all of the fast-food outlets, slaughterhouses, these laboratories, and banks that fund them, exploded tomorrow. (source)
So, the people who appear to be so concerned with animal rights supports terrorists too. That's a donation well spent!