Arrests, court appearances and sentencing
Animal rights campaigners sentenced
Fri, 26 January 2018
Two members of an animal rights group have been sentenced for their roles in a decade-long campaign of intimidation that concluded in 2009.
AR activist bomb hoax teen found guilty and sentenced to rehabilitation
Thu, 28 July 2016
Animal rights activist sentenced for liberating mink
Thu, 5 May 2016
Animal Rights Activist, Joseph Buddenberg, was sentenced to two years in federal prison under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA)
Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson Jailed
Thu, 24 March 2016
Tyler Lang and Kevin Johnson have both been sentenced to jail time for their part in freeing 2,000 mink.
Judge Upholds Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
Tue, 10 March 2015
Five Dutch Activists Sentenced for Stealing Beagles
Wed, 7 January 2015
On the night of 9th April 2013 five animal rights activists from the Dutch group Anti-Dierproeven Coalitie (ADC), including the group’s co-founder Robert Molenaar, broke into a beagle breeding facility in Noord Brabant (Netherlands) and took six dogs which were destined for a pharmaceutical testing veterinary medicines. Shortly after, the thieves turned themselves into the police, though the dogs were not returned.
SOCPA 7 Sentenced
Mon, 13 October 2014
On 10th October, six activists were sentenced for crimes relating to their animal rights activism
SOCPA 7 Make Plea Deal
Fri, 12 September 2014
SHAC may have shut down operations, but a handful of convictions are still working their way through the courts
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.
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.