Animal rights activists thwart the planning of an innovative science park

Animal rights activists thwart the planning of an innovative science park

Weak Signal's progress: nominated

Weak Signal's description 
In Venray, Holland, in April 2008, animal rights activists successfully thwarted the planning of an innovative science park where some companies would potentially conduct research with animals . The activists used both lawful and unlawful means (vandalism and threats) to achieve their goal. This could be a weak signal for increased power of radical individuals and groups to influence policymaking.