mei 012013
 

An animal rights investigator details how he has spent over a decade secretly filming animal abuse and why that work is now imperiled by a wave of laws sweeping the country. Speaking on the condition we conceal his identity, “Pete” has secretly captured animal abuse on farms and slaughterhouses after applying to work at the location. He has released video footage to law enforcement and activist groups such as Mercy for Animals, helping spark national outcry and charges against the [lees verder]

mei 012013
 

So-called “ag-gag” bills that criminalize undercover filming on farms and at slaughterhouses to document criminal animal abuse are sweeping the country. Five states, including Missouri, Utah and Iowa, already have such laws in place. North Carolina has just become the latest state to consider such a law, joining a list that includes Arkansas, California, Indiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Vermont. Many of these bills have been introduced with the backing of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a mechanism [lees verder]

jun 142012
 

News revealed as minister said undercover officers CAN have sex with environmental activists to maintain their cover Bob Lambert planted a bomb in Debenhams inHarrowin 1987, MP says using parliamentary privilege Three bombs planted during the coordinated attacks Two bombers were caught and jailed, but the third one was never traced An undercover policeman planted a bomb in a department store to prove his commitment to animal rights extremists, an MP claimed yesterday. Bob Lambert is accused of leaving an [lees verder]

jun 142012
 

Caroline Lucas (Brighton, Pavilion, Green) It is a pleasure to hold this debate under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I am very grateful for the opportunity to raise the issue of the rules governing undercover police infiltrators and informers. I am sure the House will agree that when it comes to the deployment of undercover police officers, transparency and accountability are of the utmost importance. In recent months, however, a number of cases have come to light that seem to expose [lees verder]

jun 142012
 

An undercover operation 25 years ago that led to the jailing of two animal rights activists now appears shrouded in mystery It seemed like – and may well have been – a heroic police triumph that thwarted a campaign to firebomb department stores. When anti-terrorist officers caught two animal rights activists red-handed as they assembled incendiary devices to set fire to branches of Debenhams, it appeared their timing could not have been better. As police burst in, the Old Bailey [lees verder]

jun 142012
 

MP claims that undercover police officer may have ‘crossed the line’ during animal rights activists’ bombing of department store Ministers have been asked to investigate the police infiltration of a cell of animal rights activists responsible for a firebombing campaign after questions were raised about the ethics of an operation that, it was alleged, may have involved an undercover spy planting an incendiary device in a department store. The MP who raised the case, which dates back to the 1980s [lees verder]

jun 142012
 

An MP has raised questions over the conduct of Bob Lambert, an undercover policeman who infiltrated the Animal Liberation Front in the 1980s, suggesting he may have acted as an ‘agent provocateur’. Here, one of two activists convicted over an ALF firebombing campaign explains how he was duped by the police spy. Find this story at 13 june 2012 Rob Evans, Paul Lewis, Richard Sprenger, Guy Grandjean and Mustafa Khalili guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 13 June 2012 © 2012 Guardian News and [lees verder]