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FORTRESS & ASTRAZENECA PROTESTS CONTINUE IN LONDON
Friday, 6th August
What better way to start the day speaking for the voiceless, for the thousands of innocent and clever rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs and monkeys tortured to death inside the hellish Huntingdon Life Sciences.
So we went to the founder of this hell: Fortress Investment Group, based at 5 Saville Road, London W1S 3PD (floors 3rd, 4th and 5th). We named and shamed them chanting very loudly.
What Fortress did not expect was that we can speak for those animals even louder than when using our megaphones, which we were not allowed to use.
Nothing is going to stop us from naming and shaming Fortress until they drop their blood money loan.
The next stop was one of the main customers of Huntingdon: AstraZeneca, based at 15 Stanhope Gate, London W1K 1LN - just 15 minutes walk from Fortress.
We invited AstraZeneca on the megaphone to make a few changes on their ‘decent’ ‘humanitarian’ and ‘caring looking’ website, where they wrote: “New medicines are tested on animals because of the biological similarities between animals and humans.”
We suggested changing it to this one:“New medicines are tested on animals to pass our drugs into the market, just for money. Animals and humans are different at the physiological, genetic and immune system level. Animals do not get our illnesses. Less than 2% of human illnesses have ever been seen in animals. Drugs have different effects on animals and humans, sometime opposite effects.”
Also we reminded them of some of their ‘animal research failures’:
Their drug ‘Crestor’ - that killed patients in 2005. Apparently their uncaring, greedy and evil nature made them forget to add this detail on their ‘Crestor’ website.
Their drug ‘Exanta’ that they had to withdraw in 2006 when a patient testing the treatment suffered severe liver damage.
Or their drug ‘Zimeldine’, a drug for depression, that was tested on rats, mice and dogs, and had to be withdrawn worldwide in 1983 because of the risk of a disorder in which the immune system attacks part of the nervous system.
We also suggested deleting the following hypocritical paragraph from their website:"We are committed to the responsible use of animals and the welfare of the animals we use is a top priority." - lairs!
Our final proposal to them was to change the pictures on their website of the two little cute mice to represent ‘animal research’ for the pictures and the video footage of the undercover investigation by Animal Defenders International in 2008 when AstraZeneca’s cruel, horrendous and unnecessary experiments to primates at Huntingdon Life Sciences were exposed, (see primate pictures on right).