CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has sentenced an animal rights activist to a year in a halfway house and on house arrest for vandalizing an Illinois fur farm and releasing more than 2,000 mink from cages.
U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve on Monday also sentenced 27-year-old Tyler Lang of Los Angeles to three months time already served and ordered him to pay $200,000 to the couple that operated the farm in Morris.
Lang and 28-year-old Kevin Johnson of Los Angeles each pleaded guilty to conspiring to travel in interstate commerce with the purpose of damaging an animal enterprise. Johnson was sentenced last month to three years in federal prison.
Lang and Johnson were accused of vandalizing the farm and releasing the mink in August 2013. About 1,600 of the mink were recovered.