Greg Avery is a British animal rights activist. His latest involvement is with Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC), an international campaign to force the closure of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), an animal-testing company based in the UK and US.
Avery was born and raised near Buxton in Derbyshire, one of six brothers. He joined the animal rights movement at the age of 15, and has devoted himself to it full-time ever since.
The Guardian writes that the group "targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies in attacks designed to shut down HLS"
On 1 May 2007, after a series of raids involving 700 police officers in England, Amsterdam, and Belgium, 32 people linked to SHAC were arrested, including Avery and Dellemagne, who were charged with conspiracy to blackmail in connection with the SHAC campaign.
He was also served with an indefinite ASBO, restricting his future contact with companies targeted in the campaign.