Animal Rights Activists Are Accused of Inciting Violence against Celebrities
Paul Kelbie Scotland Correspondent, The Independent (London, England)
ANIMAL RIGHTS activists have posted the names, home addresses and telephone numbers of more than 100 famous people on a website inciting fellow activists to carry out firebomb attacks.
The celebrities, who include Billy Connolly, Harry Enfield and Jeremy Irons, have been targeted because of their support for hunting, shooting or fishing. Special Branch officers are understood to have been in contact with a number of people on the list warning them of the dangers.
Under the headline "Celebrity Bloodsports Scum", the website, posted by a previously unknown group of activists calling themselves Badgers Unknown, calls the celebrities "twisted perverts and …
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