Jump to content

Greg Avery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Greg Avery
Born1963 (1963)
Died(2020-05-11)May 11, 2020
OccupationAnimal Activist

Greg Avery was a British animal rights activist. His last involvement was 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

Avery was born and raised near Buxton in Derbyshire, one of six brothers.[2] He joined the animal rights movement at the age of 15, and has devoted himself to it full-time ever since.[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]


On May 11, 2020 Avery died from complications caused by COVID-19, he is survived by his wife Natasha.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/bio/9171/Greg+Avery. Retrieved 10 November 2022. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b Boggan, Steve. Money talks Archived 18 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine The Guardian, 1 June 2006.
  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.
  4. ^ "Operation Achilles – twelfth person charged". National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007.
  5. ^ Laville, Sandra (2 May 2007). "Animal rights activists involved in bid to shut lab among 30 arrested in raids". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 25 August 2020.
  6. ^ Bowcott, Owen. Court jails Huntingdon animal test lab blackmailers Archived 27 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine, The Guardian, 21 January 2009.

Further reading[edit]