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Global Week of Action Against AstraZeneca/Huntingdon Life Sciences Feb 21-26th

Monday February 21st to Saturday the 26th is AstraZeneca Attack! Global Week of Action against AstraZeneca!!

Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) are the largest contract testing laboratory in Europe. 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.

HLS will test anything for anybody. They carry out experiments which involve poisoning animals with household products, pesticides, drugs, herbicides, food colourings and additives, sweeteners and genetically modified organisms. Every three minutes an animal dies inside Huntingdon totaling 500 innocent lives every single day.

Huntingdon Life Sciences is the most exposed laboratory in the world. In recent years they have been infiltrated and exposed at least seven separate times for disgusting animal cruelty and rule breaking. Each time horrific evidence of animal abuse and staff incompetence has been uncovered, including workers punching beagle puppies in the face.

AstraZeneca are a major customer and vocal supporter of Huntingdon Life Science’s cruel methods of
animal torture and scientific fraud, AZ even have the audacity to state that no
suffering occurs at HLS! This was there 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 about HLS here:

So we have a major AstraZeneca shareholder in Vancouver and Victoria.

AstraZeneca shareholder – Axa (Equity and Institutional investor with nearly 70 million shares in AZ)


999 Hastings West Street
2nd Floor, Box Office 22
Vancouver, BC
V6C 2W2
604 669-0595

711 Broughton Street
2nd Floor
Victoria, BC
V8W 1E2
250 381-1535

We want AXA to cut their ties with AstraZeneca as long as they are funding horrific animal experiments and we want AstraZeneca to cut their ties with HLS. PIECE BY PIECE we will take them apart.

Please join us for a demo against AXA at the Vancouver HQ on Friday Feb 25th at NOON at 999 Hastings West Street.

Please join us for a demo against AXA in Victoria on Friday Feb 25th at 3pm at 711 Broughton Street.

If you can’t make it to the demo please call the offices and ask them to cut their ties with AstraZeneca animal abusers, or you can send an email here

HERE IS THE PHONE NUMBER FOR ASTRAZENECA as well, please phone them and ask them to cut their ties with HLS!!
English Toll Free:      1-800-668-6000 and 1-800-565-5877
French Toll Free:      1-800-461-3787



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