Friday, January 23, 2009

Animal rights activists in GB branded as urban terrorist - jailed.

The judge hearing the case against the animal rights activists known as "Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty" has branded the activists as urban terrorists. They have been jailed for a total of 50 years for their ruthless campaign of intimidation.

The group intimidated firms that had dealings with Huntingdon Life Science with the purpose of ending those relationships. The following is a list of their activities during their campaign of intimidation and blackmail:

  • sent letters to the neighbours of workers at the facility claiming that they were living next door to paedophiles;
  • sent hoax boms and items claimed to be contaminated with AIDS to homes;
  • at night they poured paint stripper on cars and daubed walls with words such as murderer and puppy killer

Vandalism: The extremists caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to property including the above car.
The court had heard how Shac had cost the companies they targeted $12.6 million in criminal damage and extra security. These people should not been seen as martyrs for the cause. They are criminal vandals and blackmailers.

The ringleader of this gang of vandals has even boasted about his effectiveness:
The 41-year-old told an interviewer: 'Whatever you think of us, you
have to admit one thing - what we do works. We have a 100 per cent
success rate. Whoever we choose to target is finished.'
Avery had launched a vicious campaign against Consort Bio services which included intimidating protests outside the homes of workers until the business was forced to close. This was followed by a campaign against Hillgrove Cat Farm in Wtney near Oxford which closed after the owner's wife was tied to a tree with a bag over her head.

Avery's initial campaign against Huntingdon was not successful so he decided to target shareholders and the "supply lines" by intimidating the staff of companies that provided them with materials and services.

Avery was also involved with a campaign of intimidation against Darley Oaks guinea pig farm in Staffordshire, which included the theft of the remains of the owner's mother-in-law.

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