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DEMOS AGAINST ASTRAZENECA AND BLACKROCK HEAT UP IN LA

Saturday, 10th September

On a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles, a dozen plus activists took to the streets speaking for the animals imprisoned inside HLS. Our day started a bit quiet on Linda Arnette's (Director of BlackRock) street -- with the exception of our protesting voices -- however demos heated up as they day moved forward.

After 30 minutes at Arnette's, activists spotted movement behind her wooden gate - possibly Linda or a family member. We made sure to speak our message loud and clear to the person slightly peaking over the fence: we aren't going away until BlackRock cuts their bloody ties with AstraZeneca and HLS. Get used to activists in your neighborhood if you're going to do business with animal abusers.

As activists approached Victoria Carrington's (EVP at Aptium Oncology), Carrington's husband burst out the front door shouting at activists and threatened to beat us up. We all laughed at his poor and pathetic attempt to intimidate us. Activists have morality, passion and the first amendment on our side! We refuse to engage in such a display of stereotypical masculinity (including flexing his muscles), because we have priorities. Carrington and Aptium Oncology is complicit in the death of 500 animals everyday and those animals are who we will continue to fight for! Also, to add to the excitement, Carrington came out front and saw the pictures of the torture victims inside HLS - all the animals who she condemns to death by turning the other cheek.

To wrap up the day, activists visited Charles Carr's neighborhood - AstraZeneca's Los Angeles Regional Trainer. Soon as activists began protesting across the street from Carr's, a neighbor thought to waste water and turn the sprinklers on the activists. As if a little water will silence us! After protecting a protestor the neighbor tried to assault, we explained why we were in her neighborhood. If she was upset, activists told her to take it up with her neighbor, Carr, since he is the animal abuser and should be the one who is scolded and shamed.

UNTIL EVERY CAGE IS EMPTY AND HLS IS SHUT DOWN!

 

 


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