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PROTEST AT CANADIAN LIFE SCIENCES CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTING ASTRAZENECA & HLS

Monday, 22nd August

As part of the week of action against AstraZeneca, we decided to visit the conference goers in Montreal for the 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth hotel, 900 René Lévesque Blvd. W, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3B 4A5 as the conference was partly sponsored by AstraZeneca, a major customer of HLS.

We were there in time to greet all the guests attending the conference on their way out to board shuttle buses that were taking them to a dinner that was planned for them that evening. There were many guests in attendance who were in complete support of us and voiced their opinions about animal testing to us. Many people appeared to be quite disgusted to learn about AstraZeneca's ongoing contract with HLS. With comments that their company would never use HLS because of their animal cruelty and had been exposed so much to the public.

Interestingly enough, although AstraZeneca, Merck and Pfizer were all sponsors for the event, there was nobody present to represent them at the conference. We suppose that they would like to sponsor the event for appearance sake only, but obviously have no interest in finding or using alternatives to animals for their testing. Well, that's fine with us that they didn't bother to send anyone to represent them, we were more then happy to fill in for them. Many leaflets were handed out and many informative conversations were had highlighting AstraZeneca's contract with the most exposed CRO in the world. We also named and shamed the other two co-sponsors - Merck and Pfizer - for their continued support and custom of HLS too, but today was mainly to concentrate on AstraZeneca.

We are not going to stop AstraZeneca, until you pull out of using HLS and the vivisection industry.

 


UNTIL EVERY CAGE IS EMPTY
AND HUNTINGDON IS SHUT DOWN!

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