arson attacks were carried out at Charles River Laboratories, in France,
who supply animals to laboratories including the notorious Huntingdon Life
Sciences. As of yet no group has claimed responsibility but militant animal
rights groups are suspected. An office building was torched and three trucks,
two hundred metres away, were completely destroyed with incendiary devices.
Anti-Terrorism police are currently investigating the incident, the second
of it's type in the same area in as many years (a similar incident happened
at Techniplast, cage maker/supplier in January 2007).
local mayor said: "There have never been any hostile demonstrations
at the site, which is relatively well hidden to avoid publicity... But for
the area, it remains a company which doesn't pollute, doesn't create noise
or fuss and creates employment." One anonymous activist responded,
"No fuss eh? Ha, watch this space!"