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News :: Organizing
Actions against animal abuse at HLS
10 Dec 2008
Please visit this website on Monday the 15th:

What is Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS)?
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) is a notorious animal testing lab in East
Millstone, New Jersey that is being sued by the Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for violating animal welfare laws over 600
times. HLS workers were exposed in five separate investigations between
1997 and 2006 for crimes including punching four-month-old beagle puppies
in the face, dissecting live primates, and being intoxicated while on the
job. HLS was also repeatedly found to have been falsifying scientific
data, and as a result drugs tested "safe" at HLS have gone on to kill
hundreds of people and hospitalize tens of thousands.
Inside Huntingdon's labs, animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, primates,
fish, birds, rats and mice are forced to inhale and ingest toxic doses of
pesticides, household cleaners, food additives, coffee sweeteners, diet
pills, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals. The testing process usually
lasts for weeks or months, during which the animals suffer severe
reactions including vomiting, bleeding, paralysis, hemorrhaging,
infections, and death. At the end of each study, all animals are killed
and dissected. All of this is done to put out products that - due to HLS's
track record of sloppy science and scientific fraud - have caused
countless deaths and hospitalizations of people.
Who Wants That?
No one. In the last several years, HLS has lost all of their institutional
investors, been de-listed from nearly every stock exchange in the world,
and lost many of their top customers. Over 300 former business partners -
such as CitiBank, UBS Global Capital, Merck, Johnson and Johnson, Fidelity
Investments, Marsh, and Deloitte and Touche - have vowed never to work
with HLS again. An ongoing global campaign is working to ensure that other
companies stop supporting HLS's cruelty to animals and people, so that HLS
is shut down for good.

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