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Despite never being involved directly with animal experiments, he and his father have suffered a spate of attacks that have grown more intense over the past year.It culminated last year in a visit to his home by about 50 activists in vans who started banging on his windows and shouting through megaphones. Police cleared the demonstrators away but not before they had leafleted the family's neighbours.A month later came the first of the attacks on the family home, late- night visitors daubing insulting messages and excrement on the front of the house.As a result of the victimisation, Guy has been spat at in the street by an angry neighbour and his 13-year-old son is too frightened to sleep at home. At what point does peaceful protest become economic sabotage? If you are standing outside somewhere protesting and you convince someone not to drive into work that day, is that economic sabotage?"A decision is expected this week in a High Court action on behalf of the farm's owners, Chris Hall and his family, to win a 70-mile exclusion zone around them where protesters are banned. Police have recorded more than 450 incidents against them, their staff and associates since February 2003, including the theft of the remains of Mr Hall's mother-in-law, Gladys Hammond, from her grave.THE PHARMACEUTICALS DIRECTORGUY IS the director of a family firm that supplies scientific equipment to the pharmaceuticals industry.
Ms Dixon, who promotes only peaceful protest, said: "The offences this legislation is trying to stop are already against the law I have no idea how far the legislation is going to go. But for Sarah Dixon of the Save the Newchurch Guinea Pig Campaign, the new legislation is "pointless". It would also upgrade civil laws governing trespass, nuisance and low- level criminal damage, such as painting walls in red paint, to make them criminal offences if they were part of an animal rights protest. The legislation will be tabled as an amendment to the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill.Leading article, page 28THE ACTIVISTTHE PROTEST at Darley Oaks farm where guinea pigs are bred for medical research has been one of the most bitterly fought over the past five years.