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Monday, 6th August

Patton Boggs are the chief US lobbyist for Air France, one of the last airlines that will transport animals (primates included) to vivisection labs like HLS.

This time around, the protest was at their office. They could have saved themselves a lot of trouble by dumping Air France as a client or even by agreeing to meet with animal rights activsts, but they refused. They can still avoid residential protests by cooperating with people of conscience who oppose animal and especially primate torture,

Patton Boggs has a LOT of disreputable clients in addition to Air France, such as one of the patent-hogging, HLS customer big Pharmas. Another is Wal-Mart, which is now trying to invade DC to mixed results.

After the Patton-Boggs demo, about half the activists went to the nearby offices of Danaher, the corporate parent of Beckman-Coulter. Beckman-Coulter has a $85,000 contract to supply laboratory equipment to Huntingdon Life Sciences. When activists started protesting Beckman-Coulter, they responded with lawsuits seeking injunctions, so now they are a national target, along with corporate parent company Danaher and the usual collaborators that make their existance possible.

Video: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=258_1344289031

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