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Astra-Zeneca, Baxter, Bayer get office and home demos

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Uploaded on Feb 26, 2011

On Feb 25, Huntingdon Life Sciences customer Astra-Zenica got their second office demo in just three days from animal rights activists.

The protests began with a noisy bullhorn speakout inside the office lobby. After security managed to push the action back outside, additional protesters showed up-with yet another bullhorn as well. Bayer, a fellow HLS customer in the same building as Astra-Zenica, also was called out for supporting animal torture.

A few hours after the office demos, protesters showed up at the home of Brian Maloney, associate director of policy and issues management for Astra-Zenica. Since this is a huge apartment building, instead of a normal protestthe building was entered and fliers left on door knockers on many floors.

Next, prlotesters showed up at the home of Marc Coin of HLS customer Baxter, until Feb 2011 global policy director of Astra-Zenica. Changing jobs to another HLS customer is NOT enough to buy exemption from the global week of action!

This is a global week of action against Astra-Zenica, and DC animal rights activsts have been getting their licks in!

Astra-Zenica, a Big Pharma, contracts some of their animal testing out to New Jersey and UK based Huntingdon Life Sciences or HLS. HLS is a contract animal testing la b where undercover investigations have revealed such abuses as punching beagle puppies in the face and swinging them in the air by their hind legs to force them to accept toxic injections.

In addition, scientists who have left HLS have been sued for revealing that in some cases HLS has pencilled in the desired test results, not even attempting to determine whether or not the product under test is safe. This may have contributed to Merck's problems with Vioxx, which was tested at HLS before killing people. Merck subsequently dumped HLS. Give how much damage HLS did to Merck with Vioxx, Merck ought to sue HLS!

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