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Protest Camp Set Up At Highgate Rabbit Farm

SHAC | 27.07.2009 09:57 | SHAC | Animal Liberation

Monday, 27th July

The Chief Inspector of Lincolnshire police has been to visit the camp. No issue so far, the atmosphere of the camp is very peaceful and upbeat, and the police have offered campers refreshments. More activists are on the way to boost numbers, if you can join them please contact the camp mobile number: 07941184529.

Activists have occupied land near the entrance of Highgate Rabbit Farm in protest against their breeding of rabbits and ferrets for the vivisection industry. They supply several university and commercial laboratories, including Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). The campers are holding a peaceful occupation of the land, calling on the closure of the farm, and for the farmer Geoffrey Douglas to hand the animals over to a suitable organisation for rehoming.

If you can make it to the camp for any period of time, please ring the camp number: 07941184529
The farm is located at: Highgate Farm, Highgate lane, Normanby-by-Spital, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 2HQ
Click here for a map and directions.

There are several ways you can support the action:

• You can telephone the farm on: 01673 878259 and 01673 878 232.
• You can attend the camp to protest - whether it is for an hour, a day or a week your presence would be greatly appreciated.
* You can write to the farm at the address above,.
* You can attend the national protest on the 26th September (click here for details)

Please keep all communications to the farm informative and polite. The purpose of your correspondance is to urge them to stop breeding animals for vivisection, and to allow the animals to be rehomed.

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27.07.2009 10:19


Best of luck with the camp! Close them down!!!

SHAC Bunny
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27.07.2009 13:39

Good luck campers! Wish I could be there, but it's bad timing for me. Everyone who is free should get themselves down (or up) there!

Save the Highgate rabbits!

Alfred Croppers

Update: 12.15pm

27.07.2009 13:41

Local police are back on site. Everything is very good natured and several more activists have joined the camp.

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Update: 3pm

27.07.2009 14:22

The sun is shining on the camp, and so are the local residents! Loads of local support so far, as well as press comning down to do interviews.

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another breeder for HLS in Lincs

27.07.2009 21:59

These people have in the past supplied quail, mallard ducks, pheasants, pigeons, etc to vivisection laboratories. Research papers from the 1980's confirm that they have in the past supplied HLS (or HRC as was) with animals for research.

Lincolnshire Pheasantries
Moorland Farm Tumby Lane
PE22 7TE (Road Map)

Tel: 01507 568218