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SOCPA7 Events taking place this week

SOCPA7 Support Group | 08.09.2014 19:54 | SHAC | Animal Liberation | Policing | Repression | London

Inside the walls of Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), over 100,000 animals are imprisoned and more than 500 animals are killed every day.

In 2005, in an attempt to stop organisers that were successfully undermining the future of animal testing in Europe, UK Government introduced two new laws; SOCPA 145 and 146, part of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act. These laws only apply to anti- vivisection campaigners and turn minor public order breaches into serious criminal offences.

In 2012-2013 seven people were raided, arrested and charged for conspiracy to commit SOCPA.

The 'SOCPA7' were facing a two month trial, however following discussions between the defence and prosecution, the defendants agreed to a plea deal at a court hearing on Friday 5th September. For more info about what & why visit:

Three info nights & fundraisers are taking place this week around the UK to raise awareness of the Socpa 7 & the criminalisation of the anti-vivisection movement:

* London - 7:30pm, London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate St, London E1 1ES -

* Manchester - 7pm, Subrosa Manchester, 27 Lloyd Street South, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 7HS -

* Bristol - 6:30pm Food. 8pm Live music, Kebele, 14 Robertson Road, Bristol, BS5 6JY -

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