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SHAC and NAVA banned from Harlan Laboratories


A permanent injunction was granted at the High Court against Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) and the National Anti-Vivisection Alliance (NAVA), preventing them from entering Harlan Laboratories UK at Shardlow Business Park.

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Lawyers for Harlan applied for an injunction after the company became the "target of anti-vivisectionist campaigns".

Imposing the injunction, Mrs Justice Lang said there was "overwhelming evidence of a course of conduct against individuals working for or visiting the premises of Harlan Laboratories UK, which amounts to harassment".

She added: "By their words and actions, members and associates of SHAC, NAVA and persons unknown have repeatedly caused alarm, distress, fear and intimidation to their targets."

The judge highlighted a series of actions and incidents, including verbally abusing those entering and exiting Harlan sites, blocking vehicles and intimidating their occupants, trespassing at Harlan premises, "deliberate noise nuisance" and wearing masks and insignia to upset Harlan personnel.The Shardlow site is one of four Harlan laboratories covered by the court order. The others are in Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire.

• Read more in the Derby Telegraph

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