Greg Avery

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Greg Avery is a British animal rights activist. His latest involvement is with Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), an international campaign to force the closure of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), an animal-testing company based in the UK and US.

Personal life[edit]

Avery was born and raised near Buxton in Derbyshire, one of six brothers.[1] He joined the animal rights movement at the age of 15, and has devoted himself to it full-time ever since.[1]

SHAC campaign[edit]

The Guardian writes that the group "targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies in attacks designed to shut down HLS"[2]

Arrests and convictions[edit]

On 1 May 2007, after a series of raids involving 700 police officers in England, Amsterdam, and Belgium, 32 people linked to SHAC were arrested, including Avery and Dellemagne, who were charged with conspiracy to blackmail in connection with the SHAC campaign.[3][4][5]

He was also served with an indefinite ASBO, restricting his future contact with companies targeted in the campaign.[6]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boggan, Steve. Money talks Archived 18 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine The Guardian, 1 June 2006.
  2. ^ Laville, Sandra. "Animal rights extremists still targeting lab" Archived 27 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine, The Guardian, 24 December 2008
  3. ^ "Animal rights extremism – police arrest 32 people". National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit press release. 1 May 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Operation Achilles – twelfth person charged". National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Animal rights activists involved in bid to shut lab among 30 arrested in raids". 2 May 2007. Archived from the original on 25 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Bowcott, Owen. Court jails Huntingdon animal test lab blackmailers Archived 27 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine, The Guardian, 21 January 2009.

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