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About freeB.E.A.G.L.E.S. is the website of the British Environmental and Animal Groups LEgal reSource.

We are a collective of activists of many years standing, many of whom continue to be active in various leftfield political scenes. We support campaigns who's aim is to bring about animal and human rights and those who fight to protect the environment.

We all have an understanding of the law and how it works. Some of us have legal training, and we have access to trusted solicitors to provide us with advice.

We believe we are living in an ever more repressive society as governments continue to attempt to squash human and animal freedoms, and place us under ever more draconian rule. It is our aim to educate people to just what their rights are and how to use them to their full effect so that the protest movement in the United Kingdom is kept alive.

freeB.E.A.G.L.E.S. will endeavour to answer any questions put to us, and if viable do legal workshops for groups. However, please respect the fact that we are all active in other campaigns and that our time is limited. This means that there will be delays before we may be able to reply to questions and that we can not offer a legal monitoring service as yet, or emergency response to legal questions.

If you feel you have something to offer the freeB.E.A.G.L.E.S. project, from proof-reading and help with the website to actually putting together legal briefings and keeping existing ones up-to-date, then please get in contact. Unfortunately, unless we know you personally we will need some sort of references for anything to do with the administration of the website and putting together the articles; again, please ask us for more details. We are a strictly voluntary collective and no renumeration can be made for any work done or articles submitted.


This article is for information purposes only; its aim is to let people to know their full rights under UK law. Nothing on these pages is absolute as the law is always changing; if in doubt contact a trusted solicitor for further advice. We do not encourage you to break the law.

Please feel free to copy and distribute these articles to fellow activists, but do not alter the text in any way. These articles are anti-copyright for non-commercial purposes. Please visit for the latest version of our articles and to learn about the freeBEAGLES Ethical Open Document License under which this document is distributed.

If you see any errors, or we have missed any changes to the legal situation please contact us as soon as possible, at, as wrong information can prove costly to people's freedom.

© Copyright freeB.E.A.G.L.E.S.; last updated: May 2003