David Blenkinsop Receives Prison for Animal Rights Bombing Campaign

British animal rights activist David Blenkinsop, 36, was sentenced this week to five-and-a-half years for his role in an animal rights bombing campaign. Blenkinsop is already serving a four-and-a-half year sentence for other a break-in at a guinea pig farm and his role in the assault on Huntingdon Life Sciences managing director Brian Cass.

Blenkinsop admitted that in August 2000 he made incendiary devices and helping Animal Liberation Front activists place the devices under trucks owned by a meat processing plant and cars owned by employees of Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Blenkinsop tried the “change of heart” routine in which his lawyer said he was a fundamentally “decent man” and read a letter from Blenkinsop in which the activist said he had turned his back on animal rights violence (only after being punished with prison for such activities, of course).


Animal rights man jailed for car bombs. Cambridge News, December 13, 2002.

Animal activist bomber jailed. Ananova, December 12, 2002.

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