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News :: Environment
Washington Mutual Fund Animal/Human Torture
05 Oct 2005
America’s supposedly hippest Bank has been caught
(blood) red-handed investing in Huntingdon Life
Sciences, HLS. HLS tests drugs like Vioxx, artificial
sweeteners like Splenda, cigarette smoke, pesticides,
and food colorings "safe" on animals - while humans die
as a result of the ill-effects of these products. Visit for more info...

The ‘home of the free checking’ was
also the home of guilt-free cruelty… until now.
The Washington Mutual Group of Funds [High Yield
Fund] holds 188,430 shares in Life Sciences
Research (LSRI – OTCBB) which is the generically
catchy holding company for HLS!

Washington Mutual invests people’s hard-earned
money in HLS without their disclosing the scope
and nature of this business they are financially
supporting. In early September SHAC USA Inc sent
WaMu formal letters notifying WaMu executives and
Fund managers of this possibly tragic oversight.
Weeks have gone by with nary a response.
Animal cruelty isn’t just for the conservative
banks anymore. By putting hip face on its
investment in a lab criminally exposed for
punching beagle puppies, WaMu has signaled that
it is no different than any other conventional
firm when it comes to making money at whatever
cost to the earth, the animals, and our humanity.
No amount of catchy slogans, market-tested color
schemes, and innovative teller layouts can mask
the cruelty to animals WaMu signs off on at HLS
by holding this fund.

Like all other banks though, WaMu can and should
follow the precedent set by so many other world
wide financial institutions that have seen the
ethical error of their ways and publicly divested
from the lab. With a pledge to never again
support the HLS criminal enterprise, WaMu can
serve as positive example to a business community
weary of Huntingdon’s future that compassion and
capital can intertwine. Through public protest,
closed accounts, negative publicity, and that
‘personal touch’ the international SHAC campaign
is famous for – getting one of HLS’s biggest and
most well known investors out of the picture.




Washington Mutual Group of Funds is managed by
Gary Pokrzywinski. Gary will determine the fate
of HLS with WaMu and he needs to hear from you!
Please send him polite, but deeply informative
emails about what Huntingdon does, the dangers
they pose, and the controversy it carries. While
polite, emails need not spare Gary the gruesome
details of past investigations and the current
daily death toll made possible by investors like

Gary.Pokrzywinski (at) - Senior Portfolio



Gary.Pokrzywinski (at), William.Papesh (at), Charles.Averill (at), Daniel.Coleman (at), Philip.Foreman (at), Richard.Helm (at), Michael.Meighan (at), Scott.Peterson (at), Gary.Pokrzywinski (at), David.Simpson (at), Craig.Sosey (at), Stephen.Spencer (at), Nicole.Verbrugghe (at), Randall.Yoakum (at), John.Friedl (at), adrian.rodriguez (at), alan.gulick (at), amy.wolf-whittome (at) WAMU.NET, andrew.laplante (at), ann.fortunato (at), ann-marie.howser (at), aaron.kelman (at), beverly.jeffcoat (at), bonnie.benado (at), carol.abramczyk (at), carol.hoban (at), carolyn.ponz (at), colleen.martin (at), connie.hopkins (at), connie.pierce (at), danl.pierce (at), darcy.donahoe-wilmot (at), david.kuhlmann (at), denise.barnes (at), derek.aney (at), diana.johnson (at), doug.wisdorf (at),iris.glaze (at), jacqueline.madera (at), janet.greenawalt (at), jennifer.olvera (at), Jennifer.stai (at), jerry.fischkes (at), john.e.moore (at), john.schuldt (at), jocelyn.sorondo (at), judith.daniel (at), karen.gibson (at), kay.simons (at), kim.ghasemi (at), laura.s.jones (at), libby.hutchinson (at), linda.howard (at), loida.claveria (at), lotus.lou (at), mary.kelley (at), nalva.cuenca (at), nancy.cinieri (at), olivia.riley (at), richard.bradbury (at), missy.cousino (at), naomi.riffle (at), nova.barnett (at), patsy.miles (at), rebecca.udman (at), richard.bradbury (at), rita.lizano (at), ruthanne.king (at), sally.moore (at), samantha.desatnik (at), Sandra.Chater (at), sara.gaugl (at), sela.finau (at), shane.winn (at), sheri.pollock (at), tara.williams (at), terry.cook (at), thomas.capaldi (at), timothy.mcgarry (at), whitney.siegel (at), william.madey (at), investor.relations (at), newsroom (at)




ATTN: Gary Pokrzywinski
WM Group of Funds
1100 Investment Boulevard, Suite 200
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

General inquiries
Washington Mutual
Attn: General Inquiries
1201 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

Washington Mutual
8880 Freedom Crossing Trail
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Washington Mutual
P.O. Box 3139
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3139



* So many toll free numbers, so little time!

WM Financial Services: (800) 331.3426
Consumer loan customer service: (888) 800.8738
Consumer loan applications: Tel: (800) 933.3590
Media relations: (800) 288.9268
Investor relations: (206) 461.3187
Education loan applications: (800) 433.2476
Washington Mutual Insurance Services: (800)
Washington Mutual Fund:
800-222-5852 Customer Service Representative: Press Option 3 Available Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
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