Chiron Obtains Restraining Order Against SHAC

A California judge this month granted Emeryville-based Chiron a temporary restraining order against Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. The restraining order prohibits SHAC or anyone associated with the group from harassing the company’s employees.

The restraining order was granted in light of an August 15 SHAC-organized protest at the home of Chiron attorney William Green. At about 10:15 a.m., protestors wearing masks and black clothing arrived at Green’s home. Despite a neighbor’s efforts to prevent them from entering Green’s property, the activists smashed about a dozen windows at the home. There was some indication the activists intended to use a garden hose to flood the home.

By the time police arrived, the activists were gone. Police told local TV stations, however, that neighbors had written down license plate numbers and descriptions of the activists and they were pursuing those leads.

Sources:

Biotech Executive’s Home Gets Vandalized. KGO-TV, August 16, 2004.

Top Chiron lawyer’s home is vandalized. Henry Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, August 16, 2004.

Chiron moves to limit animal rights group. Nathaniel Hoffman, Contra Costa Times, August 21, 2004.

Chiron gets restraining order against animal rights group. Associated Press, August 22, 2004.

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