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UK: Vivisection Breeders Hit Hardest by Animal Rights Successes--More AR Protests Planned

January 26, 2011

The breeders are being hit the hardest with the downfall of the research industry. Airlines have refused to transport animals, losing them customers and disrupting trade. Rising costs in transport and feed have also hit them hard, pushing up the price of laboratory animals, resulting in most vivisection establishments being unable to buy larger species, such as primates, dogs and cats. Customers are also closing down, such as Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

Results have been outstanding. Charles River's income was down 33% last year, they have been laying off 90% of staff at their Head Office and shut down half of their UK operations. Harlan has been finding it difficult to transport animals from their important Israel sites since El Al pulled out and are losing two major clients with the closure of Pfizer and AstraZeneca sites.

On Sat Feb 26th, animal rights groups across the UK will be descending on the major breeders of animals for experiments in their regions - Charles River and Harlan.

North: Harlan Loughborough. Dodgeford Lane, Belton, Loughborough, Leics. LE12 9TE. Meet: 12noon

East: Harlan Interfauna. Abbots Ripton Road, Wyton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2LA. Meet: 12noon

South: Charles River. Manston Road, Margate, Kent, CT9 4LT. Meet: 12noon

West: Harlan Bicester. Shaw's Farm, Station Rd, Blackthorn, Bicester, Oxon, OX25 1TP. Meet: 12noon

Ireland: Charles River. Carrentrila, Ballina, Co. Mayo. Times to be confirmed - keep an eye on

Please organise transport from your town or city to your local demo. If you're not in the UK, please organise a protest at a Harlan or Charles River site in your country.

Join the February Fightback and show them we are here until they go!

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