Debbie Vincent Receives Six Year Prison Sentence
Thu, 17 April 2014
Debbie Vincent was today sentenced to a six year prison sentence for Conspiracy to Blackmail for her part in SHAC's campaign against HLS.
FASEB report on Animal Rights Extremism
Mon, 24 March 2014
A new report by FASEB shows that animal rights extremists focused more on targeting individuals than research institutions in the 2000s
Debbie Vincent Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Blackmail
Tue, 18 March 2014
On 18th March 2014, Debbie Vincent, 52, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Blackmail at Winchester Crown Court. Vincent was alleged to be a trusted member of the animal rights extremist group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), becoming its public face after many of its original leaders were jailed in 2008-9.
Activists attempt to break into animal research lab
Wed, 12 February 2014
On the night of Saturday 9th February, unidentified activists gained access to the Istituto Oncologico Veneto animal facility in Padua, Italy. They were unsuccessful in any attempts to open animal enclosures, fleeing the facility after their intrusion tripped the alarms.
Nine members of South Florida Smash HLS in court
Thu, 16 January 2014
Nine animal rights activists were in court on earlier this month charged with a mix of assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Animal extremists target Italian researchers with posters
Fri, 10 January 2014
Activists posted fliers showing photos, home addresses, and telephone numbers of scientists involved in animal research at the University of Milan and labelled them as "murderers."
Italian women receives death threats after giving thanks for research
Fri, 10 January 2014
Caterina Simonsen suffers from four rare genetic diseases and requires medical support in order to breathe. On 21st December 2013 she posted a picture on her facebook page saying: "I am 25 thanks to genuine research that includes experiments on animals. Without research, I would have been dead at nine." She has since received death threats.
Second break-in at Royal Institute, Brazil
Fri, 15 November 2013
Extremists attacked a Brazilian pharmaceutical research laboratory and removed the mice and hamsters being used for medical research. Three security guards were imprisoned during the attack
Brazil's Royal Institute closes Sao Roque lab after activist raid
Mon, 11 November 2013
Three weeks after animal rights activists broke into the Royal Institute's lab in Sao Roque, Brazil, stealing 178 beagles and damaging laboratory equipment, the Institute's Board decided to close the facility, citing the loss of almost all its animals and nearly a decade of research, as well as concerns over the safety of its employees.
Not Quite Terrorism: Animal Rights Extremism in the United Kingdom
Thu, 7 November 2013
Political violence undertaken in the name of animal rights has been ongoing for some 35 years in the United Kingdom and yet such activity is commonly termed extremism, not terrorism. This academic article explores the criminal justice response to the various types of political violence.