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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.