I started reading information about the Green Anarchist and the Animal Liberation Front after seeing your headlines. If the defendants in question promote some of the ideas these organizations endorse it's not to big of a stretch to find them guilty of the stated charges.
I read that the ALF regularly gives information on how to create bombs and set buildings and cars on fire. Sound like criminal acts to me.
OR maybe your website agrees with the man found guilty of shooting out the windows of a fried-chicken restuarant---that it was worth it. We
have to save those damn chickens.
I found David Pearce's Hedonistic Imperative on some of the ALF sites. How absurd. I can't believe that anyone who says that capitalist try to run the earth and endanger it's species could in any way take seriously a man who proposes to use genetic engineering to reform humans. But he doesn't stop there. He wants to control the animal kingdom too. What hypocrisy. Give me the capitalists any day!!