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March 28, 2006
SCOTLAND has been warned to brace itself for a campaign of action by
the Animal Liberation Front, in the wake of a fresh attack by the
Robin Webb, a spokesman for the ALF, told The Scotsman he "would not
be surprised" if a rash of similar actions were executed by its
members as the group tried to highlight animal cruelty north of the
There have been three attacks by animal rights activists in Scotland
this month and, with the ALF warning last night, laboratories and
farms will be forced on to a high alert.
The attacks follow a series of incidents in England where extremist
websites have posted the names and addresses of scientists and
executives and urged that they should be attacked.
Armadale Greyhound Stadium is thought to have been targeted by
extremists protesting about the treatment of racing greyhounds. Mr
Webb said the attack would also have been planned to highlight the
organisation's "greyhound awareness week" which is due to be launched
The incident, which saw slogans such as "animal killers" daubed on
walls and electricity supplies to the stadium cut off, has left
stadium bosses with repair bills of �10,000.
One officer said: "They've drawn all over the walls with red paint.
There are a few slogans up there that we're keeping under our hats for
now, but it's the usual sort of 'animal murders' and the likes. We
don't know how they got in yet, but we're thinking it was because of a
Frontline Scotland programme about cruelty in greyhound racing."
full story: http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=483462006