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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 extremist organisation.

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 Border.

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.
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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 next week.

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."

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full story: http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=483462006

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