ANIMAL rights protesters gathered outside the Oxford United ground today, to call for an end to animal testing.

The stadium was playing host to BioTrinity 2009, a two-day conference for sciencists, researchers and drug companies.

About 10 protesters, some from protest group Speak, attended.

Rachel Foster, 40, from Cowley, Oxford, said: “We were protesting against drug companies involved in animal testing. We are making people aware of what’s going on.”