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(in Russian also Atta, Inagta, and so on; they have no general self-designation), a group of Negroid tribes, short in stature, which constitutes the indigenous population of the Philippine Islands. They inhabit the mountain regions and the eastern part of Luzon. Small groups of Aeta also live in the interior of the Negros and Panay islands and the northeastern part of Mindanao. Several other Negroid groups on the islands of Mindoro and Palawan are also sometimes called Aeta. The population is approximately 50,000 (1967 estimate), more than 30,000 of whom are on the island of Luzon. They speak numerous dialects of the Indonesian group of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. Their religious concepts amount to a form of primitive animism. In addition to a hunting and gathering economy, agriculture is developed among the Aeta.

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321) The defendants in Buddenberg were charged with violating AETA for allegedly attempting to enter a professor's home during a protest, which is not protected conduct, and conspiracy to violate AETA for conduct traditionally protected speech, (322) including protesting on sidewalks outside of a private residence (323) and distributing leaflets containing personally identifiable information.
i) AETA Restricts Speech on the Basis of the Speaker's Viewpoint
343) By its very terms, AETA only restricts speech that interferes with an animal enterprise or person related to an animal enterprise.
350) Like statutes aimed at prohibiting interference with hunting, AETA and its predecessor statute were drafted in response to the increased campaigns of animal rights activists and were promoted by lobbyists aimed at suppressing those views.
361) Even where AETA is interpreted to reach only "true threats," the law is viewpoint-based because it proscribes only "true threats" that interfere with an animal enterprise, which is another way of saying that it prohibits "true threats" made in support of the animal rights view that animals should not be used for commercial, entertainment, and research purposes.
Aside from the legislative intent, the fact that the USDA, animal-enterprise employees, and the American public rely on whistleblowers to ensure compliance with anti-cruelty laws and maintain the integrity of the food supply compels the conclusion that AETA should not be enforced against whistleblowers.
162) If the court applied AETA to whistleblowers because they are in possession of property that interferes with the operation of an animal enterprise it would cut off the flow of vital information and have ruinous consequences.
219) Following the video's release, journalists and citizen watch groups speculated that had the whistleblower been affiliated with an organization less prominent or mainstream than the Humane Society of the United States, charges might have been brought under AETA.
Congress's stated objective in enacting AETA was to eliminate domestic terrorism threats.
12, 2008, at F1 (discussing the possibility of AETA litigation).
resettlement site, said since resettlement to the lowlands, intermarriages between the Aetas and non-Aetas have increased.
Soria says younger Aetas are already different from the older generation.