England – Animal Liberation Front (ALF) members firebombed the home of Paul Blackburn, executive at Glaxosmithkline, a firm which conducts cruel experiments on animals with Huntingdon Life Sciences. Another firebomb attack targeted Oxford University, because of their efforts to build an animal testing facility on their campus. In accordance with the ALF's guidelines, both buildings were empty and no life was harmed. The Oxford Arson Squad cell claimed responsibility for the university attack in a communique which threatened the school. “You cannot build the South Parks Lab without incurring massive losses." It went on: "If we have to destroy every bit of property you own we will, in order to stop you inflicting your profit driven cruelties on defenseless creatures."