Today three well known British animal rights activists, Natasha Avery,
Heather Nicholson and Daniel Wadham were convicted of carrying out public
disorder offence against a fox hunting family and where sentenced to
Greg and Natasha Avery
As ELP understands the case, the three where, on the day in question,
innocently walking along a road, minding their own business when they
noticed a car displaying pro-hunt stickers. Outraged by such a blatent
incitement to illegal activity (fox hunting is illegal in Britain) the three
decided to express their views on the subject. The family inside the car
phoned the police.
Sadly the police did not uphold the law and arrest the people who advocated
the illegal killing of foxes for their own perverse blood lusts, but instead
decided to arrest the three animal rights activists under two
separate public order offences.
ELP feels strongly that the prosecution against these three was highly
politically motivated and designed to stop these three individuals from
their lawful campaigning activities (it is well known that all three are
involved with the international SHAC campaign). And sadly the sentences
confirm our suspicions.
Heather and Nat were sentenced to 16 months imprisonment. Dan was sentenced
to 12 months.
Please send urgent letters of support to:
Natasha Avery (new prisoner)
Heather Nicholson (NR7271)
Daniel Wadham (new prisoner)
HMP and YOI Feltham
PLEASE NOTE: Heather has already served several months on remand awaiting
this trial and is therefore due to be released on 11 August 2006. However
she welcomes letters of support and would love to hear from you.
British Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network
BM Box 2407