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Washington Mutual Fund Vivisection @ HLS
11 Oct 2005
Modified: 09:29:02 AM
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 www.insidehls.com 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.

Flyer for your creative pleasures...
WM.jpg
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.

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IF YOU ONLY CONTANT ONE PERSON:

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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 WaMu.

Gary.Pokrzywinski (at) wamu.net - Senior Portfolio
Manager

[www.wamu.com/wmgroupoffunds/]


LIST OF ALL EMAILS:

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

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WHERE TO WRITE

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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

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Local Branches:

HOME LOAN CENTER
1266 FURNACE BROOK PKWY
QUINCY, MA
02169-4778

NEWTON HOME LOAN CENTER
313 WASHINGTON ST
NEWTON CORNER, MA
02458-1613

BOSTON HOME LOAN CENTER
29 COMMONWEALTH
BOSTON, MA
02116-2348

BOSTON HOME LOAN CENTER
101 FEDERAL ST
BOSTON, MA
02110-1803

READING HOME LOAN CENTER
125 MAIN ST
READING, MA
01867-3925
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FUN WITH PHONES:

* 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)
685.9551c
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.
See also:
http://homepage: http://www.shacamerica.net

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