of activists from around the country are expected to converge outside Highgate
Farm at Normanby by Spital on Saturday afternoon. The protesters - from
animal rights protest group Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) - are
hoping to persuade owner Geoff Douglas from continuing to breed rabbits
and ferrets which SHAC says go to Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) and are
subject to 'cruel and misleading animal experiments'.
Mr Douglas said that although he does supply HLS with animals, this is only
a small part of his operation and he is entirely satisfied with the way
"I don't believe my rabbits suffer in any way," he told the Mail
in August, after a small tented protest camp was set up outside the farm.
SHAC, on the other hand, describe HLS as 'one of the most exposed laboratories
in the world', where animals 'suffer and die in horrendous and totally invalid
experiments'. SHAC said about 500 protestors were expected outside the farm
on Saturday. Police said the lane running past the farm would be closed
for safety reasons during the demonstration, which is expected to last from
about 12 noon to 5pm.
Dusk 'til Dawn
An Insider's View of the Growth of the Animal Liberation Movement