A global information service about animal rights extremism

ARE Incident Map

Need support overview

Animal rights extremist (ARE) crime is rare and the vast majority of people who work in or with the bio-medical research sector will never be affected. When incidents do occur, they are normally intended to harass or intimidate rather than cause physical harm and incidents of violence are very rare. Although the tactics employed by animal rights extremists can vary in severity, their threatening behaviors all constitute crime and the impact on targeted individuals and their families can be significant. In response to ARE, several countries have introduced tough legislation to protect individuals and organisations and convict those responsible.

Personal Security

150x150_50_50_0.jpgAnimal rights extremism (ARE) crime is rare and the vast majority of people who work in or with the biomedical research sector will never be affected. If you are concerned about the threat ARE poses to you or your organisation there is a range of free personal security advice available online.

Find free information and advice on personal security precautions to take at home, at work and online

Learn more about the legislation in place to help protect you and your organisation from Animal Rights Extremism

Victim Support

150x150_50_50_0a.jpgIf you have been a target of ARE, witnessed an ARE related crime or have been affected by a crime committed against someone you know, there are Victim Support Organisations across around the world offering free, independent and confidential assistance. Services offered normally include emotional support and guidance on dealing with the personal effects of crime, information and on local criminal justice systems and advice on improving your personal security.

Find your local Victim Support Organisation