Cancelled by CAV (Coalition Anti-Vivisection)
Sciencelink was due to cost €60 Million, ($90 Million/£50 Million), and was to have a purpose built breeding facility on the site to supply the animals, owned by Harlan (international animal breeders). A company who supply to HLS, other labs and univsersities in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.
To put Sciencelink into perspective the new primate lab at Oxford University cost around £20 Million, (€26 Million/$40 Million), to build.
Not only has the project been abandoned but a senior director of Harlan resigned as a result. This is not only a great victory for the animals, it also represents a bitter blow to the animal testing industry as a whole!
Animal rights protesters cause suspension of Dutch science park (08/01/08)
Home visits for animal lab developers (30/12/07)
Anti-Vivisection groups who campaigned against the lab:
http://www.stopdierproeven.org (Belgium & Netherlands)