VIDEO: Animal rights protesters march through St Ives

PUBLISHED: 10:08 19 March 2012 | UPDATED: 10:41 19 March 2012

Harlan Beagle Farm,  Animal Rights Protest, St Ives

Harlan Beagle Farm, Animal Rights Protest, St Ives

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ANIMAL rights protesters marched through St Ives on Saturday (March 17) in a ‘peaceful’ demonstration.

The National Anti-Vivisection Alliance (NAVA) was demonstrating against Harlan Laboratories, in Wyton, who breed beagles for research businesses.

Around 80 protesters met at the Harlan entrance, in Sawtry Way, at midday before moving to St Ives for speeches in Market Hill, and a march through the centre of the town.

The march started in Broadway before moving along to The Waits, St George’s Road, West Street, East Street, White Hart Lane, and Market Hill leading to Market Square where it ended at around 4pm.

Shop traders revealed last week they feared the march would affect trade.

A police spokesman confirmed their small operation went as planned and said no arrests were made in the “peaceful protest.

1 comment

  • I had no idea this place existed until the previous march was cancelled a few months ago! Why are places like this still around in this day and age with modern advances in computer based data testing? The protesters were well behaved and polite that I spoke to. I must look a bit like a protester as I was ignored and heard 'unchristian' comments in a certain charity shop in the town, apart from that the centre seemed as busy as any Saturday morning. I'll be supporting The Dr Hadwen Trust! A humane medical research charity.

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    Mrs O Cromwell

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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