Work vehicle on which tracker was discovered
You may be aware from articles in today's national press, that Hillside
has launched legal action against turkey producers Bernard Matthews
and private investigation firm RDW Ltd.
We felt we had no option but to resort to legal proceedings after
Hillside's Founder, Wendy Valentine, had her car 'bugged' with an
electronic tracking device earlier this year.
As you're aware our investigations into the intensive farming industry
have been an integral part of our campaigning work over the years and
have been widely published. In 2006 we filmed staff at one of Bernard
Matthews' farms appearing to play baseball with live turkeys. That
investigation was published in the Daily Mirror and led to two workers
being successfully prosecuted. In 2007 we filmed staff at another
Bernard Matthews' farms appearing to play football with turkeys. This
investigation was published by the Daily Mail.
Our lawyers, PSB Law, are acting for us on a no-win no-fee arrangement
and we are grateful for their sound advice and support over the past
few stressful weeks.
As legal proceedings are now underway it would not be appropriate for
us to comment further at this time but we would like to thank you all
for your continued support.
Hillside Animal Sanctuary
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