21. 01. 10. - 12:00
A Tyrol bank was evacuated yesterday (Weds) after a bomb threat from animal rights activists.
Bosses at the Raiffeisen branch in Sölden said the threat had been sent in a letter after the bank was mistakenly identified as having been part of a controversial scientific experiment last week in which sedated pigs were buried in artificial snow to test what happens to human beings caught in avalanches.
Police said the bank had had nothing to do with the experiment.
Meanwhile 19 pigs were saved from the experiment Tyrol’s Sölden glacier after Social Democratic (SPÖ) Chancellor Werner Faymann stepped in and ordered they be handed over to animal protection groups.
Teams from the Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine in Italy and the Medical University of Innsbruck stopped the tests after killing 10 of 29 pigs following public outrage.