THREE animal rights extremists brought terror to firms dealing with a
controversial science laboratory in a day of action they christened
"Kick Ass Day 3", a court was told.
Susane Taylor, 34, her husband Mark, 38, and Theresa Portwine, 46, set
out to cripple Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) which tests products on
Wearing skull masks and carrying video cameras they barged into firms
to vandalise property and abuse staff in protests planned with
Staff were told: "You'll get it if you don't stop dealing with HLS",
the Old Bailey heard yesterday (Monday, 22 January).
Prosecutor Edward Brown said: "At each protest they caused very
considerable disruption, intimidation and fright."
The three were all members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC),
an organisation which used its website to show pictures of employees
from firms they targeted.