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SHAC Alert: AstraZeneca March Madness Week of Action

March 14, 2012
by

South Florida Smash HLS

When: Monday, March 26, 2012 at 6:00pm until Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 9:00am

What: Demonstrate against AstraZeneca, their subsidiaries and shareholders

Where: Click HERE to find the nearest company

Write: See below for SAMPLE LETTER and CONTACTS

Please get involved, the animals need our voice and action. Don’t let them get away with the abuse.

AstraZeneca are a major CURRENT customer and vocal supporter of HLS’s cruel methods of animal torture and scientific fraud, as well as being in the position of huge layoffs over the past few years and financial and legal problems.  So 2012 is the year to really pile on the pressure and get them to ditch HLS!

AstraZeneca even have the audacity to state that no suffering occurs at HLS!  This was their response to the Animal Defenders International’s expose from 2008:

During the time of the expose, AstraZeneca were funding experiments on primates at HLS.

Not only did the breeding farm in Vietnam who supplied the poor animals not meet basic UK animal welfare standards, but the conditions of the animals when housed inside HLS was extremely poor; some monkeys were missing limbs, had skin problems or other infections.  Monkeys routinely escaped from cages, resulting in some being raped and attacked.

Read more: http://shac.net/HLS/exposed/2008/

Click here to download and read the full report by the Animal Defenders International.

Click here to download a short summary of the ADI report focused on the findings from inside HLS [pdf format – 7.95MB

Suggested targets: AstraZeneca, their subsidiaries and their shareholders.

Find your nearest AstraZeneca company to you at: http://www.shac.net/AZAction/takeaction/index.html

If there are no AstraZeneca offices or sites near you, why not protest at another HLS top customer near you and remind them that abusing animals and funding the torture inside HLS is the wrong choice!

For more info, see: http://www.shac.net/action/top_targets/toptargets.html.

See you on the streets – Until all are free!


TO WRITE, WHOM TO CONTACT

Email block | copy and paste into your TO:

simon.lowth@Astrazeneca.com , tony.zook@AstraZeneca.com , david.smith@AstraZeneca.com , lynn.tetrault@AstraZeneca.com , investor@arrowt.co.uk, jobs@arrowt.co.uk , info@arrowt.co.uk , scockerill@arrowt.co.uk , sgrieve@arrowt.co.uk , dtait@arrowt.co.uk , kpowell@arrowt.co.uk , HR@Arrowt.co.uk , info@kudospharma.co.uk , hr@kudospharma.co.uk , nmartin@kudospharma.co.uk , mjoconnor@kudospharma.co.uk , ASlade@kudospharma.co.uk


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing to express my concern over your continual support of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). As you have already been made aware, HLS is Europe’s most exposed animal testing laboratory and have been filmed cutting open monkeys while still alive, punching animals in the face, falsifying experimental test data, and flouting regulations on a regular basis.

In late 2008 HLS were exposed yet again, during which time you were personally funding experiments on primates. Not only did the breeding farm in Vietnam not meet basic UK animal welfare standards, but the conditions of the animals when housed inside HLS was extremely poor; some monkeys were missing limbs, had skin problems or other infections. Monkeys routinely escaped from cages, resulting in some being raped and attacked. The monkeys were excessively stressed during procedures, which will undoubtedly affect experimental results. You can see the full report here: http://shac.net/HLS/exposed/2008

During a recent inspection of HLS’ Cambridgeshire facilities, you claimed the animals ‘did not suffer’. As a company that experiments on animal yourselves, you will be well aware that all animal experiments in England are licensed by the UK government – and these licenses are given out upon a judgement of suffering level – from ‘mild’ to ‘substantial’. Therefore, to claim that animals do not suffer inside HLS is absolutely absurd. I would suggest you visit HLS without notice, as I am sure you will witness a very different picture.

As a company that claims to achieve excellence and reliability in drug research, I am surprised to learn that you contract experiments inside a laboratory that has had their license revoked and exposed falsifying test data for clients. I would like to use this opportunity to request that you cease your contracts with this horrendous laboratory and invest in more reliable sources of data research.

I know your time is limited and I thank you for your attention and consideration of this urgent message.

NAME


astrazeneca
why do you
still associate
with a place like
HLS which
treats animals
to the cruelest of fates
would you want anyone
you love, or you,
to be subjected to the
horrors that HLS do
so astrazeneca
please sever your ties
show you are compassionate
and humane wise

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2012 11:17 am

    Reblogged this on delia1979.

    Like

  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    March 14, 2012 12:19 pm

    astrazeneca
    why do you
    still associate
    with a place like
    HLS which
    treats animals
    to the cruelest of fates
    would you want anyone
    you love, or you,
    to be subjected to the
    horrors that HLS do
    so astrazeneca
    please sever your ties
    show you are compassionate
    and humane wise

    Like

  3. Jackie Davis permalink
    March 15, 2012 9:19 am

    I sent a letter to all of the e-mails listed, added the sample e-mail letter and also added some of my own remarks. I hope that you succeed and this action helps.
    Jackie

    Like

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