Sunday, November 4, 2007
On Sunday, November 4, 2007, animal liberation activists around the world will be preparing to commemorate the anniversary of the passing of Barry Horne on November 5, 2001. We ask that each and every animal advocate, no matter where you consider yourself on the continuum of activism, from animal welfare to animal liberation, take a minute to reflect on the life and actions of a man who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave his life for animal liberation. As you plan and carry out your activism keep Barry in your thoughts and in your heart.
Date/Time: November 4, 2007 @ 6:00 PM
Barry Horne was a caring, compassionate individual who campaigned for animals for many years. Although he campaigned in various ways, direct action and animal liberation were the methods he favoured. Barry was imprisoned for a campaign of ALF bomb attacks on targets involved in animal abuse.
Whilst in prison during the late 90`s he embarked on a series of hunger strikes in an effort to pressurise the government to honour their pre-election promise to set up a Royal Commission into the fraudulent `science` of vivisection. His hunger strikes created world wide publicity for the cause. Animal testing was headline news day after day for weeks on end. His third hunger strike pushed his body to the limits and he was very close to death. After 68 days Barry ended his hunger strike believing that government ministers had again promised enough to satisfy his demands.
Once again the government failed to keep their promises. Despite knowing his body had already been caused irreversible damage from that third hunger strike, he embarked on another. After 2 weeks without food he died in Worcester hospital on November 5th 2001. (Reprinted from: http://www.jillphipps.org.uk/lost.htm )
For more about Barry Horne, visit the following website:
TAKE ACTION IN BARRY'S NAME!
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