Following an undercover investigation, the BUAV reported that Hillcrest is part of a major international company with locations throughout the world. It is a breeder and supplier of animals, animal diets and bedding for the research industry, including the notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences. See full report at: http://www.buav.org/helpthedogs/home.html '> Harlan Demo<br>World Day for Animals in Laboratories : Veggies / Sumac Diary
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Thursday 24th April 2008

Harlan Demo
World Day for Animals in Laboratories

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/nar/buavhelpthedogs/makekill_files/make-k-2.jpgTo mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories, Nottingham Animal Rights and Veggies joined Loughborough and Leicester Animal Concern (LLAC) at their annual vigil at Harlan Sera Lab Limited, Hillcrest, Dodgeford Lane, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 9TE, animal breeders for the vivisection industry . [map].

Hillcrest could be described as a 'factory farm for dogs'. It is in the sleepy countryside protected by razor wire fences, infrared surveillance cameras and unlimited police resources.

The dogs are destined to suffer in needless experiments.

Following an undercover investigation, the BUAV reported that Hillcrest is part of a major international company with locations throughout the world. It is a breeder and supplier of animals, animal diets and bedding for the research industry, including the notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences.

See full report at: http://www.buav.org/helpthedogs/home.html


Despite a long history of perfectly peaceful World Day protests at this location over many years, it was clear that this year might be different.

One protester was arrested whilst attempting to engage Hillcrest staff in reasonable conversation via the intercom at their security gate, resulting in a call-out of all the resources of the Leicestershire Constabulary!

To deal with the other 14 protesters, who were causing no trouble or offence, over 24 officers and 15 police vehicles, including 2 cops on pushbikes were soon speeding to the scene, sirens blazing.

Whilst Harlan has seen animal rights protests for over a decade campaigners have never chosen to blockade the road, so were pleased this year to see this job done on their behalf by the police.

However the highlight of the day came when the police were being counted out at the end of the day - including the unused riot van on the back of a breakdown recovery vehicle!

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After many years of campaigning Dodgeford Lane is finally blockaded - by the cops!

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Cop Van arrives ... and leaves!

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Harlan pics Protesters concerned over the excessive waste of police resources were invited to contact the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary, and in particular to request, under the provision of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, copies of any videos, still pictures or written notes relating to their attendance.

Indymedia Article "Information and encouragement to use the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Officer 1280 Video Team (AMR Audio 61k 38sec)



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Cop breakdown recovery (3gp video 187kmb 19sec)

Arrest threatened (AMR Audio 170k 1min 49sec)

Inventory of cop resources (AMR Audio 84k 53sec)

Interview with protester (AMR Audio 115k 1min 14sec)

Cop recovery (3gp/Quicktime video 1.33mb 1min 49sec)

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Contact Harlan to make polite enquiries about their use of animals:
Harlan Sera-Lab Limited
Hillcrest
Dodgeford Lane,
Belton, Loughborough
Leicestershire, LE12 9TE
England
Tel.: 01530-222123
Fax: 01530-224970
Email: hslcsd@harlanuk.co.uk

See 2005 demo report here.




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