Action Alert: US Bank Protest Tuesday, May 7th

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In 2013 U.S. Bank National Association (U.S. Bank) was uncovered by Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) as the latest institution to step in and provide a loan and rescue HLS from collapse. U.S. Bank is now the lab’s largest debt provider.

Join Shut Down HLS Los Angeles on May 7th for a protest outside of the US Bank tower in Los Angeles. Signs and literature will be provided.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

WHERE: US Bank Tower, 633 West 5th street, Los Angeles CA

TIME: 11:30am

NOTE: Meet across the street in front of the libraby. Look for activists holding megaphones and signs. If you have any questions please send a e-mail to shutdownhlslosangeles@riseup.net

Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) is the largest contract testing laboratory in Europe. They have about 70,000 animals on site. These animals are destined to suffer and die in cruel, heinous experiments and are continually tortured before their lives are cut short. HLS carries out atrocious experiments which involve poisoning animals with household products, pesticides, drugs/pharmaceuticals, herbicides, food colorings and additives, sweeteners and genetically modified organisms.

500 animals are murdered inside HLS every single day.

Huntingdon and their affiliates have been exposed for fraudulence, neglect, and animal cruelty more than a dozen times. Of the many investigations, HLS has been caught on video punching four month old beagles in the face and cutting open primates while they are still conscious and alive. Yet the authorities sit by and do nothing. We cannot allow these investigations and undercover exposes to go unnoticed. We cannot allow Huntingdon and pharmaceutical companies to profit off the torture and murder of sentient beings.

The animals are counting on our voices, actions, global support and relentlessness to shut down their exploiters!

The global campaign to close Huntingdon has persisted since 1999. Activists worldwide have been successful in pressuring hundreds of goods and service providers, pharmaceutical companies, and financial businesses to drop HLS. In addition, the campaign against Huntingdon has transformed HLS from a public, shareholding company on the New York and London stock exchange into a private company who is currently $110 million dollars in debt with no listing, no insurance company and no bank.

The time is now to hit HLS where it hurts and finalize their closure! For life, for liberation.

 

 

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Demo Report: US Bank, April 27th, 2013

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On April 27 th, 2013 Los Angeles animal rights activists participated in the global week of action against US Bank during World Week for Animals in laboratories for recently being exposed by SHAC for loaning Huntingdon Life Sciences, a contracted animal testing laboratory, a 120 million dollar loan.

The demonstration got kicked off at noon when around 15 activists armed with megaphones and placards with graphic images of the animals murdered inside of HLS surrounded the US Bank Tower in downtown LA. Activists used their megaphones to inform the public inside and outside of the building about the horrors that go on inside of HLS. Activists spoke about the beagles that have been punched in the face, the countless primates that have been tortured to no end, the rats that have been forced to inhale vaporized unleaded gasoline, and the millions of dollars that have been wasted on fraudulent science that has lead to nothing more than innocent lives lost and prolonging real cures from being discovered.

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Throughout the demonstration pedestrians were approaching activists and they were appalled that US Bank would involve themselves with such a evil company as HLS. One family discussed the possibility of terminating all of their US Bank accounts. Over the course of a hour and a half 400 leaflets were passed out informing the public about US Banks dealings with Huntingdon.

Towards the end of the protest US Bank’s security guards decided to batter several of the women at the protest, which resulted in a uproar by the activists. Surrounding the security guards with megaphones and placards. The security guards intended to intimidate the activists but their assaults only fueled the fire escalating the demonstration.

This protest is the beginning of a US campaign against US Bank Corp. Through coordinated actions, consistency, and understanding we will ensure that US Bank cuts their ties with HLS and that Huntingdon will go out of business once and for all.

Until all are free,

Shut Down HLS LA

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Protest Against US Bank, Friday, April 26th

cropped-cropped-usbankkillsGet ready for a protest against US Bank during World Week for Animals! They were recently exposed for loaning Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), one of the largest animal testing facilities in the world, 120 million dollars. This is a vital loan that is keeping them in business and ensuring that 500 innocent animals are murdered every day. HLS has been struggling to stay afloat for over a decade, they are operating with over 100 million dollars in debt and were kicked off the New York and London stock exchange because of the global movement to close them down. With HLS recently shedding 6% of their workforce in order to stay afloat, laying off leading scientists and managers, HLS cannot afford to lose a 120 million dollar loan, the largest loan HLS has ever received. Without the support of US Bank it very well may be the end of Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Join Shut Down HLS Los Angeles during World Week for Animals in Laboratories, on April 26th for a protest outside of the US Bank tower in Los Angeles. Some signs and literature will be provided. Feel free to bring your own as well. There will be demonstrations across the United States against US Bank during World Week For animals in labs as a continental US campaign is launched.

WHEN: Friday, April 26th, 2013

WHERE: US Bank Tower, 633 West 5th street, Los Angeles CA

TIME: 11:30am

NOTE: This will be a peaceful demonstration. Please bring your friends and family! If you have any questions please send a e-mail to shutdownhlslosangeles@riseup.net

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National Week of Action Against US Bank!

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National Week of Action Against US Bank

Every three minutes an animal dies inside Huntingdon Life Sciences, averaging 500 every single day. US Bank makes it possible. During the week of April 22-29, join the National Week of Action Against US Bank!

US Bank National Association, a subsidiary of US Bank Corp. has been uncovered by Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) as the largest ever lender ($120 million) to controversial animal testing laboratory, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS).

HLS is one of the largest contract-testing laboratories in the world. They have about 70,000 animals on site, including rabbits, cats, hamsters, dogs, guinea pigs, birds and monkeys. These animals are destined to suffer and die in cruel, useless experiments, which involve poisoning animals with household products, pesticides, drugs, herbicides, food colorings and additives, sweeteners and genetically modified organisms.

HLS have existed mainly on debt since 1998 and through campaigning lost their market-makers, shareholders, suppliers and customers over the years. Declining revenue, staff layoffs, and loss of orders from important customers as the global pharmaceutical industry make cutbacks means an uncertain future for HLS. Now US Bank has made the poor decision to attempt to keep HLS afloat in the midst of economic uncertainty and international opposition.

Join the international movement against HLS by participating in the National Week of Action Against US Bank.

For more information please visit:

usbankkills.wordpress.com

http://www.shac.net/action/US_Bank/index.html

To have you event added online or for more information about how you can participate in your area, please email usbankkills@gmail.com

For general information on the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Science, please visit http://www.shac.net

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Activist and Political Prisoner, Kevin Olliff needs our support!

Re-posted from NAALPO

On Sunday afternoon, Kevin Johnson (aka Kevin Olliff) was arrested under non-political accusations and is currently jailed in Los Angeles. Kevin’s phone privileges are currently withheld and would love to receive letters from the community.

You may write to him at:   

Kevin Johnson
#3341098
PO BOX 86164
Terminal Annex
Los Angeles, CA 90086

Kevin would also like it made known that he would not be confined if it wasn’t for his previous political convictions. Please spread the word and start writing!

Press Office Note: Kevin was not convicted, accused or involved in any illegal activity. Rather he was politically persecuted for speaking out against animal exploitation at UCLA (prior conviction). The Press Office supports all individuals willing to speak up for the silenced, regardless if they are aboveground advocates or underground operatives.

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Beckman Coulter Demo Report: September 4th, 2012

BECKMAN COUTLER PROTESTS CONTINUE..

On September 4th activists hit the streets once again to demand that Beckman Coulter end their relationship with Huntingdon Life Sciences. For several months Beckman Coulter has not had to deal with the sounds of megaphones and compassionate activists at their offices. Those days have come to an end.

The protest got started at 11am. Activists holding signs and wielding megaphones marched around Beckman Coulter’s property shouting threw megaphones and showing the employees the images of mutilated animals that Beckman Coulter profits off. Many of the employees put their heads down in shame, and some took pictures and looked at the images in horror.

As usual Beckman Coulter’s creepy goons were there to record the demo and take pictures of activists. Intimidation tactics used by corporations the world over. But the activists are not scared, because Beckman Coulter’s private investigators are fat and out of shape. Hardly fit for the task of standing outside in the hot sun monitoring protests.

 

At the end of the protest activists shouted “We’ll be back and we always win!” threw the megaphones to remind Beckman Coulter that no amount of repression will keep compassionate individuals from speaking out for the animals that are imprisoned inside of Huntingdon.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME!

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San Diego Action Alert: September 14th, 2012

PROTEST AGAINST ASTRAZENECA’S NEWEST SUBSIDIARY ARDEA BIOSCIENCES:

Get ready San Diego, for a protest against Huntingdon Life Sciences top customer: AstraZeneca!

WHEN: Friday, September 14th at 12:30pm

WHERE: 4939 Directors Place San Diego, CA 92121

NOTE: This will be a peaceful demonstration. Please bring your friends and family! If you have any questions please send a e-mail to shutdownhlslosangeles@riseup.net

With HLS recently shedding 6% of their workforce in order to stay a float, laying off leading scientists, and managers, HLS can not afford to loose their largest and most loyal customer: AstraZeneca. With out large customers like AstraZeneca it very well may be the end of Huntingdon Life Sciences.

AstraZeneca has their own problems. They have been falling apart slowly during the down turn of the pharma i

ndustry, with no leaders and no prospects of opportunity. They can not afford racking up more bills because of activists. While the pharmaceutical industry is struggling, the time to hit HLS and their customers is now!

Recently, AstraZeneca sealed the deal and bought Ardea Biosciences for 1.26 billion dollars. Because of this they are now on the radar of San Diego activists.

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