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PROTESTS AGAINST ASTRAZENECA & HLS LENDER, US BANK

Friday, 8th March

Despite the rain, London activists held up placards depicting vivisection and gave speeches with megaphones outside AstraZeneca's HQ (at 2 Kingdom Street, Paddington, London W2 6BD Tel: 020 7604 8000). We called upon global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to release, for re-homing, the 100's of beagle dogs flown from Sweden to the UK.

The dogs will be subjected to cruel toxicity tests, in which they will be injected with or force-fed chemicals in increasingly higher doses, until they become sick, suffer from seizures and vomiting and/or die.

After an hour protesting, we moved to the City, where we protested outside US Bank subsidiary: US Bank Corporate Trust (at 125 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AR, 5th Floor). US Bank facilitates the torturing and killing of 500 animals on average every day inside HLS, since US Bank has decided to extend HLS's financial lifeline with a $120 million loan.

The next and last visit was to AXA UK plc (at 5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AD, Tel: 0845 600 3034), a major shareholder of AstraZeneca. AXA’s investment in vivisection exhibits very little in the way of ethics. We named and shamed with details. Many employees and passers by were interested in what we had to say and wanted to know more, taking leaflets and asking questions.

SHAC London

 


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