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Friday, 18th November

London activists protested today against the main shareholders of the disgraceful pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a major customer of HLS, which not only is being investigated by the US Government for paying bribes to increase their sales to foreign countries, but also has been recently indicted in Serbia for alleged bribery. The indictment accuses local AstraZeneca employees of having made improper payments to physicians at the Institute of Oncology and Radiology of Serbia.

We started the protests outside Invesco Perpetual at 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG (Tel: 020 7065 4000), a major equity shareholder of AstraZeneca. We named and shamed them for about one hour for investing in animal torture at HLS, as well as funding producers of cluster bombs, which are banned under international law. They may deceive the neighborhood into thinking that they are a decent company that helps thousands of investors, but we make sure everybody knows what this morally perverted company invests in.

Next we went to Legal & General Investment Management at 1 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA (Tel: 020 3124 3000 and 0800 027 7169), a major equity shareholder of AstraZeneca. Legal & General, another immoral and corrupted company that sells themselves “helping millions of people manage their financial future.”, rather than being transparent and telling them that they invest in the suffering and agony of hundreds of animals every single day of the week inside HLS, as well as funding producers of cluster bombs, killing thousands of people while and after a conflict has ended.

Later we visited BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited at Drapers Gardens, 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London EC2N 2DL (Tel: 0800 44 55 22 and 020 7743 3000). BlackRock is the largest equity shareholder of AstraZeneca, another morally bankrupt firm that employs more than 9,300 ‘talented’ professionals who don’t give a damn about investing in suffering and murder of animals and humans, they are just interested in multiply.

Finally, we visited Samedan Ltd. Pharmaceutical Publishing at 16 Hampden Gurney Street, London W1H 5AL (Tel: 020 7724 3456), an HLS supplier. The previous time we visited their offices, Gulia Selby (Samedan’s Managing Director) agreed to make a statement. This time though staff violently assaulted the activist who was filming the protest. Behave next time Samedan, you are just showing who you really are, you will be the one who will lose out. Other suppliers have pulled out their involvement with HLS, which means we’ll put more pressure on you. Samedan. You are an accessory to horrendous animal cruelty and scientific fraud and we won’t let you get away with murder.

We’ll continue fighting until HLS closes once and for all.

SHAC London



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