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Friday, 18th February

Today, our protests started at another large equity shareholder of AstraZeneca - Legal & General - who have nearly 60 million shares in AZ. Legal & General's offices are at 1 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA. Tel: 020 3124 3000 and 0800 027 7169. We started our protest and were quickly joined by security who helped to block the entrance of L&G's building. We went round the back of the building to inform employees at L&G what their company invests it, with many workers from the different floors coming to their windows to see what the commotion was. In L&G's ethical policy statement they say: "Ethical behaviour is an integral part of the way we do business" (except maybe when in comes down to animal abuse? It is a good demo location, with many passers-by and a good echo and we will certainly be back again to continue to inform people and workers about L&G's investments with animal abuse and torture.

You may want to contact L&G's ethics committee to highlight your concerns over them investing in animal cruelty and scientific fraud, their email is: feedback.ethics@landg.com

Next stop of the day was at Axa's UK HQ at 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD Tel: 020 7920 5900 as Axa have nearly 70 million AZ shares (in equity and institutional stocks). As usual, Axa closed all their doors at this location and try and get the staff to enter and leave through a small gap in one of their doors - how embarrassing it must be for them to have to explain why they hide away from our protests?

Axa continue to lie and deceive the public and the RSPCA about their animal welfare credentials and make out that they are a caring, ethical company, whilst at the same time they continue to invest in animal abuse and torture at HLS by effectively part owning AstraZeneca and letting them continue to do cruel, unnecessary experiments at the multiple-exposed HLS. Lets not forget that Axa made a big song and dance about getting rid of their HLS shares (when HLS are a public company) and this shows that Axa don't like public pressure or having the spotlight on them. We will continue to name and shame any company that is involved with the discredited AstraZeneca who themselves have been caught out lying, suppressing test data and over charging doctors for their drug as well as HLS themselves.

We then moved onto another Axa office, this time Axa Investment Managers at 7 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7NX. Tel: 020 7003 1000 and highlighted their corporate hypocrisy for their company investing in animal abuse and cruel animal experiments at HLS. Its time to do the right thing AXa and make an ethical decision to stop investing in the vivisection industry. We will not let you lie behind your corporate lies, until next time.

SHAC London




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