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Wednesday, 25th July

SHAC activists met in London. Our first action was at Legal & General Investment Management, five minutes walk from Moorgate tube station. Activists educated the passing public about the horrendous animal and human abuses L&G support when they invest in Astrazeneca, who in turn contract animal torture at Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Then we moved onto AstraZeneca’s Global HQ in Paddington Central. They thought they were safe from protesters. Think again Astrazeneca, we can outsmart you! You may be able to hide away in a high rise office block, but you cannot hide the fact that you are a lying, cheating, animal murdering and human abusing company with no morals. The public think that drug companies have the best interest of the public at heart and that they are driven by altruism. It is up to us to tell them the truth; that drug companies don't care about people but instead care about creating obscene amounts of money for shareholders.

People believe that drug companies produce drugs that will improve their health. It is up to us to give them the facts; that 1 million people are hospitalised every year in this country, suffering from the side effects of ‘legal’ drugs. The British Medical Journal estimates that at least 10,000 humans are killed each year by medical drugs. People believe that prescription drugs are safe because they are tested on animals. It is up to us to provide the evidence; that 80% of drugs fail in human trials despite thousands of animals being sacrificed to produce skewed and unreliable results. The pharmaceutical companies would have the public believe that the experiments are not cruel and the animals do not suffer. It is up to us to inform them about the atrocities that take place inside the vivisection laboratories. 70% of animals are not given an anaesthetic or pain relief.

I am the voice of the voiceless:
Through me, the dumb shall speak;
Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear
The cry of the wordless weak.

And I am my brother's keeper,
And I will fight his fight;
And speak the word for beast and bird
Till the world shall set things right.
(By Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

SHAC London



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