ANIMAL rights extremists have attacked mobile phone masts in the
latest escalation of their campaign against a medical research
facility at Oxford University.
Activists cut the wiring and wrecked the cooling systems on
transmitters owned by Vodafone. The company is being targeted for
providing money to projects at Oxford, although the work does not
Two incidents, publicised on an animal rights website, are being
investigated by police.
Anti-vivisection campaigners have already forced a 16-month delay in
construction of the animal research laboratory by intimidating a
previous building contractor.
Vodafone was one of almost 100 donors to Oxford that received letters
from the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) warning them to cut ties with
the university. The letters said that unless funding ceased, the homes
of directors and employees would be attacked and offices vandalised.
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