Oxford Cat Threat
An Oxford college has been forced to clamp down on security after a
student sent an email to the animal rights group SPEAK threatening to
kill a cat for every post made on its website. The Thames Valley
Police (TVP) were called to the college in question by worried college
authorities last Sunday evening. Officers arrived within half an hour,
and two police cars watched the college entrances for much of the
night, with other unmarked cars also in the area.
The university marshal was called in to advise on the incident. Both
the Thames Valley Police and the university have asked The Oxford
Student not to name either the college or the student involved to
avoid further jeopardising the welfare of his fellow students.
However, this paper understands that although the police cars had left
by early the following morning, security at the college is still high.
'While many people who purport to be in favour of the barbaric
practice of animal 'research' are simply buying into the lies they are
being spoon fed rather than looking at the facts and thinking for
themselves, there are many others who fall into an altogether
different category. 'The email might be a sick joke, or it might not
be. Regardless, it clearly illustrates the type of individuals that
full story: http://www.oxfordstudent.com/ht2006wk7/news/student_email_provokes_speak
ALF webmaster's note: Threats to kill animals (usually dogs or cats)
unless the ALF [reacts in some way] are common (average: weekly) occurrences.