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ASTRAZENECA SHAREHOLDERS CONTINUE TO FEEL THE HEAT

Wednesday, 20th April

Our day started earlier then advertised with a short, sharp protest outside of Axa Investor Managers, 7 Newgate Street London, EC1A 7NX (Tel: 020 7003 1000), naming and shaming them for their continued financing of animal abuse and torture at HLS. Axa, you're such a coporate hypocrite, lying to your customers, the RSPCA and the public over your animal welfare credentials. We will certainly continue to make sure as many people know about your unethical investments.

Then we met up with other activists and proceeded to BlackRock at 33 King William Street, London EC4R 9AS. (Tel: 0800 445 522). This is a good demo location with much passing traffic and passers by, we had a really good response from all the city workers walking across London Bridge who were attracted by our chanting about BlackRock's financial dealings with animal abuse.

After about an hour we moved off to Axa's UK HQ, at 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD (Tel: 020 7920 5900) where, as usual, all the entrance doors were quickly closed. We wonder why Axa are so shy about their involvement in animal abuse, they certainly don't mention it on their website? Axa are also trying to stop people with Asbestos-related conditions claiming from them - how low can you go Axa?

Then it was a short walk to Legal & General's offices, at 1 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA (Tel: 020 3124 3000 and 0800 027 7169), where once again we named and shamed them for their involvement and profiteering from animal abuse at HLS. How many exposes does it take L&G before you see moral sense and pull out of your involvement with the vivisection industry? We were joined by a member of the public who after learning about the animal abuse that L&G financially support joined our demo stayed with us until the end of the day.

Last stop was Invesco their offices are at 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG (Tel: 020 7065 4000) and although they have an injunction, we continued to highlight their company's finance of animal abuse at HLS through AstraZeneca, with much interest from the passing public on their way home from work. We stayed until 6pm to see the Invesco workers and other building users off home.

Until you stop investing in animal abuse, we will continue to protest outside companies that deal with HLS and their customers.

SHAC London


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