An entry at the University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog examines the claim that we need to adjust our blackmail laws to address situations where someone threatens to destroy their own property in order to coerce another.
An example of this is the Save Toby site. I won't link to it, you can find it yourself. Grotesque. People threatening that they will kill a bunny unless you give them money.
I'm not sure if the blackmail laws need to be amended or not. But I think the suggestion of the federal government exercising eminent domain over Toby is a pretty entertaining idea. Will we get footage like with Elian Gonzales?