Animal rights protestors ejected

Animal rights protestors were ejected from a extraordinary general meeting of Huntingdon Life Sciences in London yesterday, with activist Terence Woods helping to brandish a banner. The protestors, from a group called Animal Aid, were appealing to shareholders in a bid to stop experiments on animals for drugs research. Later, the shareholders approved a pounds 20.2m rescue package for the company in a subscription, placing and open offer. Huntingdon also secured banking facilities worth pounds 24.5m for the next two years.

The protestors told the egm, at the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) in the City, that the company mistreated laboratory animals.