Visitor:
Animal Protection > Worldwide Actions > United Kingdom
129 Rabbits Liberated from Lab Breeder
ANIMAL LIBERATION GROUP RAIDS FARM

09 February 2008

A gang claiming to be part of the Animal Liberation Front has stolen 129 rabbits from a Lincolnshire farm.

The crooks raided Highgate Farm, Normanby-by-Spital, near Lincoln.

They then posted images and video footage, allegedly showing them inside the farm, on various websites around the world.

The gang claims it loaded the rabbits, some of which are bred for medical research purposes, into bags in order to release them into the wild at a later date.

It also claims that before leaving the farm its members glued up the locks of a sports car, a van and a lawnmower on the premises before covering them with paint stripper and filling their exhausts with expanding insulation foam.

The owner of the farm, who wants to remain anonymous, said he was worried about his animals.

"I was shocked and disappointed when we discovered the burglary," he said.

"We have been producing meat rabbits for the table for many years to the highest of welfare standards.

"I am worried about what has happened to the stolen rabbits as they would not survive long in the wild and are not suitable to live as family pets in solitary confinement. They have lived in communal groups and to be happy need to feel part of a colony."

Lincolnshire Police is investigating the raid, which happened in the early hours of January 7, and is calling on the public to help catch the gang.

For more details of the raid see Saturday's Lincolnshire Echo.

To view a video allegedly shot during the raid on Highgate Farm, click here.


A gang claiming to be part of the Animal Liberation Front has stolen 129 rabbits from a Lincolnshire farm.

The crooks raided Highgate Farm, Normanby-by- Spital, near Lincoln.

They then posted images and video footage, allegedly showing them inside the farm, on various websites around the world.

The gang claims it loaded the rabbits, some of which are bred for medical research purposes, into bags in order to release them into the wild at a later date.

-- full story:
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=156130&command=displayContent&sourceNode= 242285&home=yes&more_nodeId1=156139&contentPK=19820582

http://groups. google.com/ group/AR- News/browse_ thread/thread/ 24d1f5bee76951a4 ?hl=en


http://www.shac.net/ARCHIVES/2008/january/9.html

It has been reported that on the 6th January 2008, 129 rabbits were liberated from a lab breeder in Lincolnshire.

This breeder supplies HLS, as well as several UK universities.

The photo's show cramped, unclean conditions.

Click here to watch the video (.wmv format):
129rabbits.wmv

Click on thumbnails to enlarge

 
1                                                           2

 
3                                                              4

 
5                                                                6

 
7                                                             8

click on below thumbnails for hi-res (2mb) images

 


Fair Use Notice and Disclaimer
Send questions or comments about this web site to Ann Berlin, annxtberlin@gmail.com