The Bioindustry Association has called for tougher measures to protect directors of companies involved in animal testing following the attack on the managing director of Huntingdon Life Sciences.
Brian Cass suffered a cut to his head and bruising after being beaten by masked assailants wielding baseball bats at his home in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
Speaking to Personnel Today, Aisling Burnand, director of public affairs for the industry body said, “We think that it is absolutely key that the address of company directors should not be made available through Companies House.”
Burnand also urged that the Police and Criminal Justice Bill be made law as quickly as possible.
“We are campaigning for the tightening of the criminal justice bill so the kind of attack which was perpetuated against Brian Cass doesn’t happen again.”