ARAs vs Oxford University
February 7, 2006

AN UNPRECEDENTED security crackdown is being mounted at Oxford University in the face of threats from animal rights extremists.

Police have warned the university to tighten up its vetting checks on new staff, and college deans, who believe that attacks are inevitable, have ordered students to sign in night-time guests with gate porters.
The planned facility has become the main battleground in the fight between activists and those involved in animal research the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) recently announced that anyone associated with Oxford University, including students, was a legitimate target for attack.
The ALF has this month falsely accused executives of GlaxoSmithKline, Britain's largest pharmaceutical company, of being convicted rapists. Activists sent letters to the men's neighbours, purporting to be from a police officer.

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