Reuters reports that Oxford University won a legal battle to increase the restrictions placed on animal rights activists who regularly demonstrate against its new research laboratory. Earlier today, a judge increased the exclusion zone around the biomedical center and handed down new rulings on the amount of noise protesters can make.
PETA representative Poorva Joshipur told Reuters, “These attempts to silence legitimate and peaceful protests do absolutely nothing to get to the root of the issue which is unacceptable cruelty to animals in the laboratory and the real need to move away from old fashioned animal tests.”
She continued, “These attempts will only strengthen the resolve of the caring people out there who are protesting. We’re going to be able to close that laboratory down.”