Joseph Buddenberg

On July 24th, 2015, Nicole Kissane and Joseph Buddenberg were arrested and federally indicted for alleged Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act—Title 18, U.S.C., Section 43 (a) (1), (2) (c) and (b) (3) (A). A federal grand jury indictment alleges that Nicole and Joseph conspired to “travel in interstate and foreign commerce for the purpose of causing physical disruption to the functioning of animal enterprises, to intentionally damage and cause the loss of real and personal property, including, but not limited to, animals and records used by the animal enterprises, and caused economic damage in an amount exceeding $100,000″ by allegedly releasing thousands of animals from fur farms and destroying breeding records in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The indictment also alleges that they caused economic damage to various retail and distribution businesses and individuals associated with the fur industry.

In early 2016, Nicole and Joseph both signed non-cooperating plea agreements in which they pled guilty to Conspiracy to Violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. On May 2nd, Joseph was sentenced to two years in prison, two years of supervised release, and about $400,000 in restitution.

He was released on February 7, 2018.




Thursday, April 5, 1984



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Dear Joseph

Dear Joseph

Man I am SO SORRY to hear what happened to you. A thousand words from me couldn't make it better. BUT!

I hear you and FEEL you man. Many times I was NEARLY locked up as well fro standing up for Animal Rights. But the "LAWS" are written to PROTECT DEMONS i'm very sorry to say. 

Really man. I have been fighting the "LAW" in various countries and can ONLY thank my lucky stars I am sitting here today. In closing for what it's worth. In 2012 I was locked up in a Police Cell for 48 hours for doing the RIGHT THING.  Luckily the family lawyer got the case thrown out of court due to Police corruption, False evidence and lack of evidence. I have a 10 year mark against my name, which "apparently" is removed after 10 years. But I know these F******S. So now I have to keep my head down, be PC otherwise I will be in the same boat as what you were.

So HUGE RESPECT for what you did man. I WILL support you and if I can help you in anyway further, don't ever hesitate to ask.

Sincerest Best Wishes