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Barry Horne
Barry Horne

Barry Horne was a British animal rights activist who died of kidney failure in Ronkswood Hospital, Worcester on November 5, 2001, following a series of four hunger strikes while serving an 18-year sentence for planting incendiary devices. Horne said his aim was to persuade the British government to hold a public inquiry into animal-testing practices in the UK, something the Labour Party had promised to do when it came to power in 1997. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links BarryHorne. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links BarryHorne. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Great Ape Project is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced ) is the county town of Worcestershire in England; the river Severn runs through the middle, with the citys large Worcester Cathedral overlooking the river. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest or to achieve a goal such as a policy change. ... Jump to: navigation, search Filmed by PETA, Covance primate-testing lab, Vienna, Virginia, 2004-5. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ...


At the time of his death at the age of 49, Horne had not eaten for 15 days, but he was already weakened by previous hunger strikes, the longest of which had lasted 68 days and had left him partially blind with kidney damage. At Horne's funeral, animal rights activists, many of whom regarded Horne as a hero, unveiled a banner with the words: "Labour lied, Barry died". Jump to: navigation, search Kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sir Galahad, a hero of Arthurian legend In mythology and folklore, a hero (male) or heroine (female) is an eminent character who quintessentially embodies key traits valued by its originating culture. ...


The media reaction to his campaign and death was hostile: Horne was regarded by many as a terrorist. When he died, Kevin Toolis wrote in The Guardian: "In life he was a nobody, a failed dustman turned firebomber. But in death Barry Horne will rise up as the first true martyr of the most successful terrorist group Britain has ever known, the animal rights movement." [2] Jump to: navigation, search The term terrorism is largely synonymous with political violence, and refers to a strategy of using coordinated attacks that typically fall outside the time, manner of conduct, and place commonly understood as representing the bounds of conventional warfare. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ... A trash collector is a person employed by a city or by a private company who goes to houses and/or businesses collecting and hauling away unwanted items which others would consider to be trash or garbage, but which may serve secondary uses. ...

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Background

Barry Horne, after removing 82 beagles and 26 rabbits from Interfauna in Cambridge on St Patrick's Night 1990. One of his friends wrote: "All those years as a dustman, carrying bags, came in very handy!" [1]
Barry Horne, after removing 82 beagles and 26 rabbits from Interfauna in Cambridge on St Patrick's Night 1990. One of his friends wrote: "All those years as a dustman, carrying bags, came in very handy!" [1]

A former refuse collector from Liverpool, and divorced with a young child, Horne began what newspapers called a fire-bombing campaign in the early 1990s, causing damage estimated at £3 million in 1994 when he destroyed a branch of Boots the Chemists in Newport on the Isle of Wight, because of the company's testing of its products on animals. He also set fire to department stores on the island that sold fur coats, and was eventually caught by police with further incendiary devices in his pocket. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Hornebeagles. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Hornebeagles. ... Country of origin United Kingdom Classification and breed standards A Beagle is a medium-sized dog breed and a member of the hound group, similar in appearance to a Foxhound but smaller with shorter legs, and with longer, softer ears. ... Jump to: navigation, search Genera Pentalagus Bunolagus Nesolagus Romerolagus Brachylagus Sylvilagus Oryctolagus Poelagus The bane of Australian farmers - the wild rabbit An old rabbit trap Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae, found in many parts of the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search Statue of Saint Patrick Saint Patrick (died March 17?, 492 or 493) is the patron saint of Ireland, along with Saint Brigit and Saint Columba. ... Jump to: navigation, search Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in Northwest England, on the north side of the Mersey estuary. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Boots is the dominant pharmacist chain in the United Kingdom, with outlets in most high streets throughout the country. ... Location within the British Isles Newport is the county town and nominal capital of the Isle of Wight, an island in the Solent off the south coast of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... The company mainly manages various fur products such as mink,fox hair,rabbit hair and leather garments,scarf,leather cap,gloves,automobile cushion,sofa cushion,carpet,leather mattress,handbag, garment auxiliary materials,shoes inner,motorcycle grip cover,animal craftwork,hair ornaments,etc,also produces handwork articles of wool knitting scarf...


Horne was convicted of six charges of arson and attempted arson at Bristol Crown Court in 1997. Although no one was hurt during Horne's campaign, the court heard that Horne had left devices hidden in products sold in the stores he had targeted. One woman had purchased a leather handbag containing one of the devices, but failed to discover it until four months later after she had allegedly allowed her children to play with it. [3] Arson is the crime of setting a fire with intent to cause damage. ... Jump to: navigation, search Bristol is an English city and county and one of the three administrative centres of South West England (the others being Plymouth and Exeter). ... Role Her Majestys Crown Court is, together with the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal, one of the constituent parts of the Supreme Court of Judicature in England and Wales. ...


While the court accepted that Horne had not intended to kill or injure anyone, the judge nevertheless described him as an "urban terrorist" and handed down an 18-year sentence, the longest given to any animal-rights protester in the UK. [4]


Hunger strikes

Activists
Greg Avery  · David Barbarash
Steven Best  · Rod Coronado
Barry Horne  · Ronnie Lee
Keith Mann
Ingrid Newkirk  · Alex Pacheco
Robin Webb
Organizations
Animal Aid
Animal Liberation Front
BUAV
Great Ape Project
Justice Department
PETA  · SPEAK
SHAC
Issues
Animal rights · Animal testing
Covance
Declaration on Great Apes
Factory farming  · Fur farming
Huntingdon Life Sciences
Speciesism  · Vivisection
Writers
Steven Best
Jeremy Bentham
Stephen Clark  · Tom Regan
Richard D. Ryder
Peter Singer
Category
Animal liberation movement

Horne began his first hunger strike after the Labour Party failed to launch a Royal Commission of inquiry into vivisection when it came to power in 1997. The animal rights movement had voted for the party because party leaders had pledged to support such an inquiry, accepting £1 million in donations from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and producing a special pre-election leaflet to emphasize party support for such an inquiry. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Monekyincage. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Great Ape Project is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... Greg Avery is a British animal rights activist and co-founder in November 1999 of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), an international campaign to force the closure of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a controversial animal-testing company with bases in Huntingdon, England, and New Jersey in the United States. ... David Barbarash is the North American press officer for the Animal Liberation Front. ... Dr. Steven Best Steven Best (born December 1955) is an American animal rights activist, author, talk-show host, and associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rod Coronado Rodney Adam Coronado is an eco-anarchist, animal rights activist, convicted arsonist, and the editor of the environmentalist Earth First! Journal. ... Ronnie Lee is a British animal rights activist, and founder of the Animal Liberation Front. ... Keith Mann is a British animal-rights campaigner, believed to be a senior Animal Liberation Front activist. ... Ingrid Newkirk (born July 11, 1949) is a British-born animal rights activist, author, and the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the worlds largest animal rights organization. ... Alex Pacheco is an animal rights activist and co-founder (and former chairman) of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). ... Robin Webb appearing on Channel 4s Dispatches Robin Webb is the press officer for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) in the UK. He was previously a member of the ruling council of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and a director of Animal Aid. ... Alternative meaning: Organisation (band). ... Animal Aid is the United Kingdoms largest animal rights group and one of the longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other uses of the abbreviation ALF, see ALF (disambiguation) Beagles removed by British ALF activists from a testing laboratory owned by Boots the Chemists. ... The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection is a pressure group based near Highbury Corner in North London, United Kingdom that campaigns peacefully against vivisection. ... Founded in 1993, the Great Ape Project (GAP), calls for an extension of moral equality to encompass all great apes (both species of chimpanzee, gorillas, and orangutans), not just human beings. ... The Justice Department is a militant animal-rights organization, set up in Britain in 1993, and active there and in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. ... SPEAK is a British animal rights campaign that aims to end animal experimentation and vivisection in the UK. The campaign was born out of Stop Primate Experimentation at Cambridge (SPEAC), [1] a campaign set up to oppose the construction at the University of Cambridge of a new primate testing facility... A primate in Huntingdon Life Sciences, covertly photographed by SHAC Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) is an international animal rights campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), the UKs largest animal-testing laboratory, which is based in Huntingdon, England and in New Jersey in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Great Ape Project is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... Jump to: navigation, search Filmed by PETA, Covance primate-testing lab, Vienna, Virginia, 2004-5. ... Jump to: navigation, search Covance (NYSE: CVD), with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the worlds largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, according to its own website, with annual revenues over $1 billion, global operations in 17 countries, and approximately 6,700 employees worldwide. ... 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Once elected, the new government did not set up an inquiry, though it did later ban cosmetics testing on animals. After two brief hunger strikes in 1997 and 1998 in protest, Horne began his third hunger strike in earnest in October 1998.


The 68-day hunger strike

Horne's longest hunger strike, which began on October 6, 1998 and ended 68 days later on December 13, brought the issue of animal experimentation to the forefront of British politics, with his deteriorating condition making headlines around the world, as activists threatened further disruption should he die, with some even issuing death threats against several scientists. Jump to: navigation, search October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Jump to: navigation, search December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 68 days, groups of animal-rights protesters kept vigil outside the hospital in York where Horne was taken, and opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, holding candles, placards, and photographs of Horne. At times, the group was joined by Sir Alan Clark, the flamboyant right-wing Conservative MP, historian, political diarist, and animal-rights supporter; the only Member of Parliament to offer the movement any public support during the protest. The Labour government refused to give in to what it called blackmail, and would not negotiate with Horne or his supporters. Jump to: navigation, search York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Palace of Westminster, known also as the Houses of Parliament, is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) conduct their sittings. ... Westminster is the area located immediately to the west of the ancient City of London, in the centre of the wider conurbation of London. ... Alan Kenneth Mackenzie Clark (April 13, 1928 - September 5, 1999) was a British Conservative politician, historian and diarist. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... A historian is a person who studies history. ... See Diary (novel) for the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Blackmail is the crime of threatening to reveal substantially true information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates unless a monetary demand is met. ...


Death threats

Toward the end of the hunger strike, when it appeared that Horne might die, the Animal Rights Militia (ARM), an extremist animal-rights group, issued a statement through Robin Webb, press officer of the Animal Liberation Front, threatening to assassinate four named individuals should Horne die: Sir Colin Blakemore, a controversial British scientist and now chief executive of the Medical Research Council who made his name in the 1980s by sewing kittens' eyes shut at birth to test the effects of blindness; Clive Page of King’s College, London, a professor of pulmonary pharmacology and now chair of the animal science group of the British Biosciences Federation; Mark Matfield of the Research Defence Society; and Christopher Brown, the owner of Hillgrove Farm in Oxfordshire, who at the time was breeding kittens for animal-testing purposes. [5] Hillgrove Farm was later put out of business by the same group of protesters now involved in the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Sciences. (See Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty.) The Animal Rights Militia (ARM) is a name used by animal-rights activists who are prepared to carry out acts of violence against human beings. ... Robin Webb appearing on Channel 4s Dispatches Robin Webb is the press officer for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) in the UK. He was previously a member of the ruling council of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and a director of Animal Aid. ... Jump to: navigation, search For other uses of the abbreviation ALF, see ALF (disambiguation) Beagles removed by British ALF activists from a testing laboratory owned by Boots the Chemists. ... Current MRC logo The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a UK organisation dedicated to promot[ing] the balanced development of medical and related biological research in the UK. Organisation The MRC is one of seven Research Councils and is answerable to, although politically independent from, the Office of Science and... Jump to: navigation, search 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... See also Blindness (novel) Blindness can be defined physiologically as the condition of lacking visual perception. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kings College London in London is the largest and second oldest college in the federal University of London, with 21,500 registered students. ... Jump to: navigation, search The lungs flank the heart and great vessels in the chest cavity. ... Jump to: navigation, search Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon (φάρμακον) is drug, and logos (λόγος) is science) is the study of how chemical substances interact with living systems. ... A monkey inside Huntingdon Life Sciences in the United States [1] Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) is an international animal-rights campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), Europes largest contract animal-testing laboratory, which is based in Huntingdon and Occold, England, and New Jersey in the United States. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Jump to: navigation, search Filmed by PETA, Covance primate-testing lab, Vienna, Virginia, 2004-5. ... Overview Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) is a commercial animal testing laboratory in Huntingdon, England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) is an international animal-rights campaign with the stated aim of closing down Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), Europes largest contract animal-testing laboratory, based in Huntingdon and Occold, England, and New Jersey in the United States. ...


The death threats turned the public mood against Horne's campaign. Those on the ARM's list and other scientists were given police protection, and Special Branch stepped up its surveillance of activists, and in particular of Robin Webb. Special Branch is the arm of the British, Irish and many Commonwealth police forces that deals with national security matters. ...


Robin Webb and Channel 4

Robin Webb, ALF press officer, is caught on a hidden camera discussing how to make a bomb
Robin Webb, ALF press officer, is caught on a hidden camera discussing how to make a bomb

As Horne approached his 60th day without food, footage shot by an independent production company was shown on the Channel 4 Dispatches program. The film makers had secretly filmed Robin Webb, the ALF's UK press officer, holding meetings with an individual who told Webb he wanted to arrange a bombing, but who in fact was working undercover for the production team. In the footage, Webb appeared to offer advice on how to make a bomb. Image File history File links BarryHorneRobinWebbDispatches. ... Image File history File links BarryHorneRobinWebbDispatches. ... Robin Webb appearing on Channel 4s Dispatches Robin Webb is the press officer for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) in the UK. He was previously a member of the ruling council of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and a director of Animal Aid. ... Jump to: navigation, search Channel 4 is a public service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Jump to: navigation, search Massive ordinance air-burst bomb. ...


When Channel 4 aired the documentary, Webb's apparent willingness to discuss violent action caused the Animal Liberation Front, which supports only non-violent action, to be firmly linked in the public mind with the Animal Rights Militia, which had just issued the death threats against scientists if Horne should die.
The Animal Rights Militia (ARM) is a name used by animal-rights activists who are prepared to carry out acts of violence against human beings. ...


Accusations of fraud

Despite the government's refusal to negotiate with Horne or his supporters, a Labour MP who said he was acting independently of the government arranged for Michael Banner, the chair of the Animal Procedures Committee, to agree to attend a meeting with Ian Cawsey, head of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Animal Welfare, to discuss animal-testing practises. This was interpreted by Horne as a concession on the part of the government, and he agreed to start eating again on December 13, 1998. Jump to: navigation, search December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998(MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Although he was left partially blind with serious kidney and liver damage, opponents accused Horne of having engaged in a fraud, saying he had been drinking orange juice and water with sugar during the 68 days.


See also

Jump to: navigation, search For other uses of the abbreviation ALF, see ALF (disambiguation) Beagles removed by British ALF activists from a testing laboratory owned by Boots the Chemists. ... The Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group (ALFSG) is an organization that provides moral and financial support to people imprisoned for breaking the law in the name of animal rights, in particular Animal Liberation Front activists. ... Jump to: navigation, search Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) is an international animal-rights campaign with the stated aim of closing down Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), Europes largest contract animal-testing laboratory, based in Huntingdon and Occold, England, and New Jersey in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Great Ape Project is campaigning for a Declaration on Great Apes. ... Jump to: navigation, search Filmed by PETA, Covance primate-testing lab, Vienna, Virginia, 2004-5. ... Jump to: navigation, search Anaesthetised rat in a stereotaxic restraining device about to undergo brain surgery. ... GANDALF was an acronym (Green Anarchist aND ALF) for the UK trial of the editors of Green Anarchist magazine as well as 2 prominent supporters of the Animal Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front Supporters Group. ... Jump to: navigation, search Prof. ... Dr. Tom Regan Tom Regan (born November 28, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American philosopher and animal-rights activist. ... Jump to: navigation, search Vegetarianism describes a diet based on foods of plant origin, including fruits, vegetables, grains, and nuts. ... Jump to: navigation, search The logo of the worlds first Vegan Society, registered in 1944 [1] Veganism is a lifestyle characterized by abstaining from the use or ingestion of animal products, and by avoiding the use of products that have been tested on animals. ... Henry Spira (June 19, 1927 - September 12, 1998) was a prominent animal rights activist in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rod Coronado Rodney Adam Coronado is an eco-anarchist, animal rights activist, convicted arsonist, and the editor of the environmentalist Earth First! Journal. ... Robin Webb appearing on Channel 4s Dispatches Robin Webb is the press officer for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) in the UK. He was previously a member of the ruling council of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), and a director of Animal Aid. ... David Barbarash is the North American press officer for the Animal Liberation Front. ... Keith Mann is a British animal-rights campaigner, believed to be a senior Animal Liberation Front activist. ... Dr. Steven Best Steven Best (born December 1955) is an American animal rights activist, author, talk-show host, and associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso. ...

References

  • A website dedicated to Barry Horne
  • Barry Horne, Arkangel magazine
  • Barry's life written by one of his friends on the day of his death, Arkangel magazine
  • "Bomber dies on hunger strike" by Philip Johnston, The Daily Telegraph, November 6, 2001
  • "To the death" by Kevin Toolis, The Guardian, November 7, 2001
  • "Barry Horne's Final Act on the public stage" by Brian Carnell, AnimalRights.net, December 3, 2001 (despite this website's name, it is maintained by an anti-animal-rights group)
  • "Hunger striker pulls back from the brink" by Jon Copley, New Scientist, December 19, 1998
  • Colin Blakemore's biography, Medical Research Council
  • "The Barry Horne Fiasco", by Brian Carnell, AnimalRights.net, December 27, 1998
  • "Professor Clive Page describes life under Special Branch protection", BBC Radio 4, March 25, 2002

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Barry Horne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1568 words)
Horne said his aim was to persuade the British government to hold a public inquiry into animal-testing practices in the UK, something the Labour Party had promised to do when it came to power in 1997.
Horne was convicted of six charges of arson and attempted arson at Bristol Crown Court in December 1997.
Horne's aim during the second hunger strike was that the new Labour government withdraw all animal testing licences within an agreed timeframe.
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Horne, who was convicted of arson in 1997 and sentenced to 18 years, may at last provide the ALF, and its nastier sub-groups such as the Justice Department, with a justification for taking "an animal abuser's life".
Horne's retraction of his death vow diminished his standing among many in the animal rights movement and the whole episode was seen as a public relations disaster.
During Horne's previous hunger strike in the autumn of 1998, activists were bussed from different parts of the country to take part in "mass demos" targeting a small cat-breeding farm in Oxfordshire.
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