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Guest Action Alert: Morini beagle breeders

Morini Farm breeds beagles for vivisection in northern Italy. It currently has a vigourous campaign against it. Please support the campaign to close down Morini Farm and give support to dedicated activists by taking the time to read this action alert and email the politicians listed in it.

For more information on the campaign see

On November 20th an International demo took place against Morini Farm with a gathering of more than 1500 protesters, all determined to close down this vile business forever. The march was brutally charged and attacked by hundreds of riot policemen, using the excuse of a few rocks thrown at them. By the end dozens of protesters were injured, some of them hospitalised with broken bones.

This was just one of the attempts to halt the campaign.

More news has arrived since:

**The farm had received the renewal of the license to sell beagles to labs a couple weeks before the demo, but this was initially kept secret. Now hundreds of puppies imprisoned inside the sheds can once more be sent to death in laboratories. This despite when the sale and use of dogs and cats for vivisection being banned in the whole Emilia Romagna region (where Morini is situated) two years ago.

**Some left wing politicians took the riot as an excuse to propose a ban on all demos at the farm and in the town of San Polo d’Enza. They changed their minds a couple weeks later after hundreds of e-mails and phone calls. These politicians had signed a proposal to convert Morini in anything else but vivisection breeder two years ago, and some parts of the left reminded them this. They decided in the end to propose again for the closure of the farm and said they’ll support a new law that is under scrutiny, which proposes just a ban on the sale (and not the use) of dogs and cats in the Emilia Romagna region.

**The police banned demos anyway, so activists cannot hold demos at the farm or in the town. Two activists with no banners or placards are not a demo, so protesters can still stay in front of the farm watching movements and keeping police and pressure there.

**The same politicians who brought in the law on the sale and use of cats and dogs in the region have now proposed a new one, which bans only the sale of these animals. Regulation on vivisection comes from the government in Rome, but regulation on breeders can be at the hands of regions. So this law, if passed, cannot be cancelled. It was due to be discussed on December 1st, but has been postponed.

**The attention on Morini has never been so hot as after the “riot demo”, and all political parts from local municipality to the City of Reggio Emilia, to the County Council and the Region said on newspapers they want to have a “round table conference” with the owner to find the way to convert Morini, thus solving all problems. We can add that the land where the farm lays now can be used to build houses on it, and already projects and offers have been made.

This is why while the Morini campaign continues with demos (or more appropriately with non-demos) and targeting suppliers and customers, we are asking you to contact all the following politicians from different local or regional institutions that can have a say in this case.

Tell them it is a shame that any demo at the farm and in the town of San Polo d’Enza has been banned, and that protesters have been so brutally charged and beaten by the police. Tell them you want protesters’ to have the right to demo and Morini farm closed down forever as the only real solution to this case.

By the way, the contacts for the Morini farm are:

Stefano Morini
Via S. Giovanni Bosco 7
42020 San Polo d’Enza (RE)

Ph: 0039- 0522-873 424
Fax: 0039-0522-874 600

San Polo d’Enza Municipality
MAYOR: Milean Mancini
Comune, Piazza IV Novmbre 1
42020 San Polo d’Enza (RE)

Press Office of San Polo d’Enza Council:
Mrs. Daniela Salati
Phone 0039-0522-241 771
Fax 0039-0522-874 867

Other council e-mails:,,,

Public relations contact:

Reggio Emilia Municipality

MAYOR: Graziano Delrio

Palazzo Municipale
Via S. Pietro Martire 2
42100 Reggio Emilia
Phone: 0039- 0522 – 456 211 / 456 171 / 456 170
Fax: 0039- 0522- 456 645

Secretary: Marina Seligardi
Tel. 0522-456 212


Reggio Emilia County Council

President: Sonia Masini

Palazzo Allende
Corso Garibaldi, 59
42100 Reggio Emilia

Tel. 0039-0522-444161 - 138
Fax 0039-0522-438988

Press Office:

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Emilia Romagna Regional Council

Phone:. 0039 - 051 6395800
Fax : 0039- 051 6395429

Viale Aldo Moro, 52
40127 Bologna

Solaroli Bruno
Phone: 0039 - 051 6395433
Fax: 0039 -051 6395200


via Dei Mille, 21
40121 bologna
Phone: 0039 -051 - 6396886
Fax: 0039 - 051 - 6396991

Boschetti Leopolda
Phone: 0039- 051 6396886
Fax: 0039 -051 6396991

Viale Aldo Moro, 52
40127 Bologna
Phone: 0039 -051 6395490
Fax: 0039 - 051 6395389

Franchini Roberto
Phone: 0039 -051 6395490
Fax: 0039 -051 6395389

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All details in this action alert are provided for informational purposes
only, and should not be used for any illegal activities as defined by the
jurisdiction you live in. SHAC are not involved in, and do not encourage, any form of harassment or illegal action. Nothing in this action alert has the purpose of inciting such behaviour.

For general information on the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences please visit the website, or alternatively call Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty on (UK) 0845 458 0630.

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