Protest at track

PUBLISHED: 12:34 28 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

Animal rights protesters outside Henlow Stadium before Saturday evening’s meeting

Animal rights protesters outside Henlow Stadium before Saturday evening's meeting

ANIMAL rights protesters staged a demonstration outside Henlow Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night. The group, numbering around 18 people, stood on the verge opposite the stadium in Bedford Road, protesting against greyhound racing and alleged cruelty to

ANIMAL rights protesters staged a demonstration outside Henlow Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night.

The group, numbering around 18 people, stood on the verge opposite the stadium in Bedford Road, protesting against greyhound racing and alleged cruelty to dogs.

There was no disruption to the evening's racing and police were not called.

During the protest a veterinary surgeon from the stadium went and spoke to the protesters who then quietly dispersed after an hour.

Stadium manager George Wallace said: "It was nothing really. At about 6.30pm 18 people stood on the opposite side of the road at the entrance to the stadium with a few placards protesting about dog racing.

"They were well behaved and there was no need to call the police. We eventually sent out a vet to speak to them and an hour later they had gone."

Mr Wallace added: "Here at Henlow we have a very good safety record when it comes to the greyhounds that race here. All dogs are treated very well and we are proud of our standards.

"The protest certainly did not disrupt the meeting in any way and the protesters were well behaved.

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