University of Guelph research site vandalized with animal rights graffiti

Global News- Canada

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Wellington County OPP say vandals broke into the University of Guelph’s swine research site in Puslinch, spraying paint onto walls and equipment with animal rights messages.

Officers were called to the facility on Arkell Road on Tuesday morning to find walls and a tractor spray-painted. Red spray paint reading “stop exploiting animals” in capital letters was scrawled on an interior wall.

OPP believe that someone entered the facility between 3 p.m. Monday and 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and wrote messages that “consisted of profanity and slogans in support of animal rights.”

A vehicle captured on surveillance is described as a metallic blue four-door Ford Focus from either 2008 or 2009.