CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – A woman in Ohio has been charged with hiring a hit man to kill a random person wearing fur at a public library.
Police say 27-year-old Meredith Lowell, a self-proclaimed animal rights activist, created a fake Facebook profile under the alias Anne Lowery to help her find someone willing to kill a person in cold blood to draw attention to the crimes she says are being committed by the fur industry. Using this profile, she posted the following request:
“I would like to create an online community on facebook which would allow me to find someone who is willing to kill someone who is wearing fur toward the end of October 2011 or early November 2011 or possibly in January 2012 or February 2012 at the latest.”
It didn’t take long before she got a taker; an undercover FBI agent who had been alerted to the post. The agent contacted Lowell and through emails, she was able to provide more details on the job she wanted done. For $730 in jewelery or cash, she wanted the agent to murder someone at a local library where she would be present to hand out animal cruelty pamphlets immediately after the murder had taken place. o_O
According to the affidavit, Lowell instructed the agent to bring a gun with a silencer to shoot the target, or bring a knife that was at least 4 inches long and sharp enough to slit the target’s throat. Either way, she wanted the target dead in less than 2 minutes and they should be at least 12-years-old or older.
She also explains in the emails that she plans on getting caught at the scene, using her arrest as a way to promote her cause as well as a way to get away from her family who she says still eat meat and eggs and use fur, leather and wool. Lowell was arrested on Tuesday and ordered held by U.S Marshals until her hearing next week.
Of course I can only speak for myself, but I know several animal rights activists and animal lovers who treat their pets like children. I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if any one of them were ever accused of something similar. It’s obvious their cheese has slidden off their cracker, to varying degrees.Tags: Animal Cruelty, Crime, facebook, fur, hitman, Meredith Lowell, Ohio