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From 4 July 2001 Issue

ACTIVISTS SHUT DOWN ANIMAL TESTING LABıS AGM

(Philadelphia) The international campaign organization Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) claimed yet another victory last Friday, as the controversial contract product testing lab Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) made an announcement that it's Annual General Meeting scheduled for Thursday June 14 has been cancelled until further notice.

This sudden move by HLS to reschedule its AGM is very uncommon in the business world, especially on this short of notice.  Insiders on Wall Street have already forewarned this could further damage HLS's already crisis level share price and tarnished shareholder confidence.  The reason HLS stated it needed to postpone the meeting was a "conflict of schedule."  It is widely believed this conflict of schedule stems from the much publicized and planned take over of the AGM by animal rights activists who were to attend the meeting on Thursday, all gaining entrance by owning 1 share.

According to SHAC spokesperson Kevin Jonas, "The conflict of schedule is that we scheduled conflict for the AGM. We have over 80 people in the States owning 1 share in HLS ready to attend the AGM and confront HLS management on the animal cruelty and fraudulent sloppy science."

HLS up until a few years ago held their AGM in the UK, where they are based, but similar actions by animal rights activists in England drove the AGM out of the country.

Jonas continues, "This is a victory for the animals!  It again shows that we control HLS and we are forcing it into the ground.  Their pathetic attempts at saving face has given us more time to secure proxy forms for other animal rights protestors to attend the meeting, when they finally do have it.  We will be relentless against this vile company until it is permanently closed!"

Animal rights activists have made significant achievements against HLS in convincing the worldıs biggest financial institutions to sever ties with the company.   The victories read like a laundry list including big names like Merrill Lynch, Citibank, HSBC, the UK government, their stockbroker West LB Panmure, and scores of others.

Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) is one of the world's biggest and most notorious contract animal testing labs.  HLS tests agrochemical and pharmaceutical products on puppies, cats, monkeys, rabbits, and number of other animals killing roughly 180,000 a year.  Activists internationally have committed themselves to shutting down HLS after 5 undercover investigations have shown workers punching beagle puppies in the face, dissecting a conscious monkey, transplanting a frozen pigs heart into a baboon, and falsifying scientific data and procedures for animal welfare.

For more information on HLS or the campaign to close them down Contact:
SHAC-USA
1-888-354-2435 or (612) 879 0081
PO Box 22398
Philadelphia PA 19110
shacusa@envirolink.org 
www.shacusa.net
or -- You can help us to close Huntingdon Life Sciences permanently!  Contact the following companies that invest in HLS and let them know you will not bank or invest in their company and that by supporting HLS, they are investing in animal torture:

• Stephens Inc. This investment firm is the number one investor and financial savior of HLS. ( www.stephenskills.com ) Warren Stephens, President; 111 Center St. Little Rock, AR 72201-4402; Phone: 1-800-643-9691; Fax: (501) 377-2666.

• Bank of New York. This prominent northeast bank controls the American Depositary Receipts (ADR) program that enables American firms to invest in the British-based HLS. Without the Bank of New York, HLS would not be able to trade on the American stock market. (See www.bankofnykills.com ). Thomas Renyi, President, Bank of New York, Inc., One Wall St. New York, NY 10286; Phone: 1-888-LINK-BNY; Fax: (212) 809-9528.

• Oracle Partners. This company holds 23 million shares in HLS. Larry N. Feinberg, President; 200 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich, CT 06830; Phone: (203) 862-7900; Fax: (203) 862-7996.

And we must not forget those who are actually performing these horrific experiments on the animals at HLS. Huntingdon Life Sciences, Inc., PO Box 2360 Mettlers Road, East Millstone, NJ 08875-2360; Phone732-873-2550; Financial Office phone 201-525-1819 Fax 732-873-8513; Finacial office Fax 201-525-1331

From: kevin83@earthlink.net (Kevin) SHAC

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