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Please contact Marriott & ask that they not host vivisection conference

November 5, 2010

Reposted from Facebook / Catherine Ritlaw:

Please contact Marriott executives to request they cancel their contract with American College of Toxicology Annual Meeting.  The two people who can cancel the American College of Toxicology 31st Annual Meeting, which is sponsored by Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) among other nefarious animal testing laboratories, are:

  • Julie Codus, Director of Sales and Marketing

Direct Phone line: 410-895-1807


Note: Julie has been working as the Director of Sales and Marketing for a few weeks.

  • Ed Rudzinski, General Manager

Direct phone line: 410-895-1842


General Number to Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel: 410-385-3000

Please call and email Julie and Ed.  Let them know that animal experiments are cruel and unreliable. Ask that the Marriott Waterfront Hotel make the ethical decision to not let Huntingdon Life Sciences and all of their animal abusing cohorts meet at their hotel.  Remember that every drug or product that is withdrawn because of serious side effects, every pesticide that proves to be carcinogenic, every “new and improved” household product that we don’t need, Huntingdon (et al) will have forced that product down the throats of thousands of animals and then passed them as “safe” only to go on to maim, harm and kill humans. At least 50 drugs currently on the market cause cancer in lab animals. These “failed” drugs are allowed on the market because it is admitted that animal tests are not relevant to humans.


Sample Letter (Please write your own, as it will carry more weight):

Dear Julie Codus,

It has come to our attention that the Baltimore Marriott is hosting the American College of Toxicology 31st Annual Meeting.  I ask that you and the Baltimore Marriot Waterfront  Hotel make the responsible and ethical decision to cancel your contract with the American College of Toxicology. The American College of Toxicology is being sponsored, in part, byHuntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) among other laboratories that kill approximately 180 million animals every year in the US alone in cruel and obsolete tests.

Would you want to safeguard a notoriously cruel and unprofessional animal testing facility? Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), also known as LifeSciences Research, has been the object of an international protest campaign to end their cruel tests on animals.  Seven undercover investigations of Huntingdon Life Sciences have revealed an unabated trend of blatant and gratuitous cruelty to animals and unprofessional behavior. As a result of documentation from a 1996-1997 investigation, HuntingdonLife Sciences’ United States facility was fined $50,000 by the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.  To put this in perspective, more than 90 percent of animals used in experimentation are not even included under the minimal protections of the AWA.

The most recent investigation of HLS’s primate supplier documented tiny, collapsing cages, each holding a solitary shaking monkey. In the course of the ADI investigation, 217 of these feeling, sensitive animals were killed in the course of five studies.

Tests performed on animals by Huntingdon Life Sciences involve restraining animals and forcing them to ingest and inhale substances – any substance a company pays HLS to test, from Viagra to Olestra (both tested at HLS) to incontinence drugs.  The animals observed during the 2006-2008 investigation were observed suffering from vomiting, nosebleeds, severe diarrhea, rectal prolapse, and stress responses such as self-mutilation and dragging their teeth along the bars of the cage.

The everyday business of Huntingdon Life Sciences is a crime against nature and human decency.  No one would wish to see their dogs and cats treated in this manner, but every day at Huntingdon Life Sciences is a living nightmare for the animals trapped inside its walls.  These animals feel pain and want to have a good life, just like the dogs and cats with whom we share our homes and lives.

I am asking you to withdraw your services from the American College of Toxicology Annual Meeting and Huntingdon Life Sciences.  This is an important issue and a decision that you have the power to make.  I appreciate your ethical stance and look forward to hearing back from you.


(Your Name Here)

Additional Contact information:

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
USA Phone:  1-410-385-3000
Fax:  1-410-895-1900
Toll-free:  1-800-228-9290
Sales:  1-410-385-3000 ext. 6998
Sales Fax:  1-410-385-0330

*Legal Disclaimer: Please keep all correspondence polite and informative.The above information is not meant to incite any illegal activity.  DARTT is an independent group, not affiliated with SHAC, SHAC USA or any other organization and does not conduct illegal activity.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Coleen Darni permalink
    November 5, 2010 1:47 pm

    Don’t participate in this cruelty. Please.
    The Marriott enjoys great success and revenue without hosting this horror. Please say no.


  2. Jasmine Zdravkovic permalink
    November 8, 2010 1:50 pm

    Please stop this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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