in Middlesex headed for Heathrow Airport as part of the Gateway to Hell
day of action.
were distributed throughout the main terminals, informing travelers of the
thousands of animals transported through the airport destined to die on
laboratory cage floors.
this, we headed for the Animal Quarantine Station at the south of the airport.
This is the unit where laboratory animals are transported through, before
heading to vivisection facilities across the country. Leaflets were given
to staff and those collecting companion animals, some of whom were horrified
at the idea that their pets were held alongside sentient beings who will
suffer a lingering death as part of archaic experiments. Security shortly
joined us, as did a large number of police officers and we were escourted
from the BAA Heathrow premises.
is a hub for the import and export of laboratory animals. We strongly urge
members of staff to leak information about the various companies operating
from there and their involvement in animal testing.
For the animals,
until next time.