1983 -

151 chickens liberated from intensive farms in Dorchester, Sturminster Newton, and Wimborne

Fifty-one rats and 100 mice saved from dissection at schools in Bournemouth, Wimborne, and Ferndown

Chipperfields animal circus forced to close two weeks early by animal rights campaigners

Eight guinea pigs rescued from train at Bournemouth station en-route to a laboratory; just one of several such heists