University threatened by animal activists

21st March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Wageningen University says animal rights activists have attacked its campus three times over the past few months.

WAGENINGEN - They plastered buildings, vandalised cars and smashed windows. The Animal Liberation Front has claimed the actions on the internet.

The life sciences university, which conducts animal experiments, says its staff feel threatened.

On Sunday activists released some 2,500 mink from a farm in the southwestern province of Zeeland. Responsibility was also claimed by the Animal Liberation Front.

The release came a day after a British undercover officer told Dutch media that the Netherlands has become an international centre for radical animal rights activists.

The officer says animal rights campaigns are coordinated in the Netherlands and carried out across Europe.

Frequent targets include laboratories that carry out animal testing and the companies which do business with them.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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