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Sunday, 06.09.2020   11:00-11:35  Central European Summer Time (CEST)   Online
SHAC: a story of compassion, resistance and a movement under siege
Tom Harris, Nicola May, Gerrah Selby

  • "No group is more dangerous or determined to end animal testing than the Europe-based Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty" – Journal of Life Sciences
  • "A small group of people have succeeded where Karl Marx, the Red Brigade and the Baader-Meinhof gang all failed" – The Financial Times
  • "The number of activists isn`t huge, but their impact has been incredible" – Brian Cass, HLS/Envigo CEO
  • "A handful of animal extremists have succeeded where Osama Bin Laden had failed." – Mark Bibi, HLS Counsel, Senate Committee Hearing U.S.
  • "Love them or loathe them, the core of 10 individuals at the heart of SHAC have for ever changed the way tiny, single-interest pressure groups will wage war against big business" – The Guardian
  • "What will stop other groups – whether motivated by animal `rights` or some parallel fervour – from adopting the same tactics?" – The Centre for Consumer Freedom

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) took on the vivisection industry in a way that had never been seen before. When Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) was exposed for horrific animal cruelty and law breaking, activists took the matter into their own hands after the Government failed to act. The no holds barred campaign targeted any and every company dealing with the lab in order to drive it out of business. They took on some of the largest companies in the world and arrived on the doorsteps of the decision-making executives, demanding they take action. Their bold and unapologetic tactics cost the vivisection industry and the UK economy an estimated £1 billion a year. Over 250 companies severed their links to the laboratory which was driven to the brink of bankruptcy on numerous occasions.

Now several of the activists imprisoned for their role in the organization are coming together to tell the real story of the groundbreaking grassroots campaign and the government repression that followed.

Come to learn tactics, lessons, and be inspired to take action for the animals!




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