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New law against animal activists

PUBLISHED January 21, 2005

The government is to rush through a measure to protect British companies from vociferous animal rights extremists, a new criminal offence relating to "economic sabotage".

Ministers are expected to announce the measure, to be introduced as an amendment to the organised crime bill going through parliament, within weeks.
The bill already gives the police extra powers to deal with harassment, but ministers believe such activism requires a more sophisticated response.