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
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.
full story: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2030113,00.html