national march against Harlan: tomorrow, 25th August

Posted on August 24, 2012

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Tomorrow (25th August), a national march against Harlan Interfauna will be held in Cambridge city centre, hosted by Save the Harlan beagles. The march will start at 12 noon at Parkers Piece. Please support Save the Harlan beagles and the march.

This week, Animal Aid posted a news item about the march on the home page of their web-site titled ‘National march against Harlan Interfauna’:

‘… This Saturday (25 August), a national march and rally will be taking place in Cambridge against Harlan Interfauna, which breeds beagles for vivisection. Last year, the Sunday Times ran an expose based on the testimony of a former Harlan employee. The piece revealed shocking details about the treatment of the dogs in its care, such as senior employees kicking and punching beagles during training sessions in correct animal handling techniques. It was also reported that staff would write swear words on the dogs with marker pens, or shave pictures into their fur.

The event begins at midday, at Parkers Piece, Cambridge CB2 1AA, and will feature guest speakers from the scientific community. The Cambridge branch of Lush will be supporting the event by offering free cosmetic treatments and beagle-themed fun! Activists will also be collecting signatures for a petition to the Home Office calling for the closure of Harlan, and a public inquiry into its treatment of beagles …’ – at www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/AA/HOME/

Read more about Harlan Interfauna and the march at the Save the Harlan beagles web-site:

‘… On Saturday 25th August, Save the Harlan Beagles will host a march through Cambridge and is urging the rest of the country to join them. The march will be silent; a mark of respect for the Harlan beagles and the 1000s of human victims of adverse drug reactions.

There will be guest speakers from the scientific community, including the campaign’s own Dr Victoria Martindale.

The event will begin at 12 noon, Parkers Piece, Cambridge CB2 1AA.

The Cambridge branch of LUSH – the famous cruelty-free cosmetics company – will be supporting the event by offering free cosmetic treatments for grown-ups and beagle-themed fun for visiting children throughout the day. Customers will also have the opportunity to sign a hard copy version of the campaign’s online petition letter to the Home Office.

Save the Harlan Beagles welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to join the march and to help them emulate the 10,000-strong march against Italy’s Green Hill beagle farm which took place in Rome on 16th June.

To find out if a coach or lift-share is leaving from your city/town, please email lisa-symonds@hotmail.co.uk

  • Sign the online petition

Take a moment to sign our online petition www.change.org/petitions/save-the-harlan-beagles …’ – at http://savetheharlanbeagles.com/take-action/#.UDfBf6Bc_t1

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