WE JOIN GIANT BEAGLE FOR A GATHERING OUTSIDE B&K UNIVERSAL, SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST AT 2PM
3rd August 2015:
It's two weeks since B&K Universal got the go-ahead to expand their animal breeding farm, and Emma Hart's petition is fast approaching half a million signatures from supporters, including celebrities.
After 4 years of dedicated campaigning to stop B&K, hundreds of thousands of animal lovers and scientists are now adding their voices of opposition.
A timely gathering is now scheduled for Sunday 16th August outside B&K Universal, to include Grimston residents, a giant 12 ft beagle ( just back from his inaugural fundraising tour in aid of human-based research), a host of beagles with their human companions and Emma Hart will also be there.
At the gathering we will give an outline of our proposed strategy to overturn this decision. Speakers include Alex Irving, Director of Speaking of Human-Based Research.
Please join us for this gathering, the address is B&K Universal, Grimston, near Hull, East Yorkshire, HU11 4QE. For this event's page please visit
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!
Visit our science representatives and spokespeople for the day
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION*** ITINERARY FOR THE GATHERING.
PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 12.30 AND 1.20 AT THE EVENTS FIELD IN GARTON AS NOT TO MISS THE START OF THE WALK TO GRIMSTON. The location for your sat nav is - Back Lane, Garton, HU11 4QD
The final route and times for the gathering this Sunday 16th August are now finalised after liaising with the rural events police team. Due to the expected numbers, and for reasons of public safety to make sure the day runs as smoothly and as safely as possible, please share this itinerary for all attending on Sunday.
12.30pm - Car parking area opens - the location for your sat nav is: Back Lane, Garton, HU11 4QD. There will also be signs to guide you towards the car park. Once you have parked up or dropped off here, please make your way over to the EVENTS FIELD which is next to the car park.
1.20pm - Speakers will outline some health and safety information pre walk, to make sure the rest of the day goes as smoothly and safely as possible.
1.30pm - We will set off on the walk from the EVENTS FIELD heading towards Grimston. The walk will take approximately 25 minutes during which we will join the Giant Beagle mid way to complete the rest of the walk and finish at B&K Universal, in Grimston, at 2pm.
We will be holding a ONE MINUTE silence followed by refreshments and photos.
3.00 - We will leave B&K Universal and head back towards the Garton EVENTS FIELD.
3.30 - Spokespeople for the local residents, the campaign group Oppose B&K Universal and others TBC, will be outlining the strategy plan for the way forward.
PLEASE NOTE: Comfortable foot wear is advised.There are NO facilities in the area, e.g. no shops, no pubs and no toilets. Please consider this before you arrive.
FOOD/DRINK: Please bring your own, although there will be light refreshments in Grimston, e.g. tea, coffee and cakes.
DOGS: For those attending with dogs, please bring water and bowls and also don't forget the poo bags!!!
SEATING: There are no seats in Garton or Grimston. Please bring your own portable chair etc if you need to sit.
FINAL NOTE: We are all here for the same reason, this is a peaceful event, please respect this. The local residents have gone to a lot of effort catering for this event, and the police have been very cooperative in facilitating it. This is a small hamlet in a rural setting, NO MEGAPHONES please.