A Midland farm is to cease breeding guinea pigs for medical research following a long-running campaign of intimidation by animal rights activists, a spokeswoman for the family-run business said today.
David Hall and Partners said it would shut down its guinea pig breeding operations at Darley Oaks Farm, Nedwchurch, at the end of the year.
The Hall family, which has been subjected to a six-year hate campaign by animal rights extremists, said they hoped the decision would prompt grave robbers to return the body of 82-year-old Gladys Hammond, whose remains were stolen from a churchyard in nearby Yoxall.
In a statement released through a spokeswoman, who declined to be named, the Hall family said: "David Hall and Partners' involvement in breeding guinea pigs for biomedical research will cease at the end of 2005.
More on this story in Wednesday's Birmingham Post