In prison he went on hunger strike several times in protest against government support for the vivisection industry, and their broken pre-election promises about animal experiments. The third of these hunger strikes lasted 68 days, and Barry never fully recovered.
His actions generated worldwide publicity, and initiated a huge upsurge in animal liberation activity, the effects of which are still being felt even today.
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Barry died on November 5th 2001, and on this date each year activists all over the world mark the anniversary of his death by dedicating actions and events to Barry's memory. On next November 5th, why not dedicate your actions to Barry's memory, whether it's doing a demo, leafleting or an info stall, sabotaging a hunt, rescuing animals or taking direct action to make animal abuse less profitable.
Whatever you are doing, we would like to hear your messages of support and tributes to Barry, as well as details of your actions for Barry and the animals.