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SMASH HLS – Email AstraZeneca!

SHAC | 25.03.2012 12:31 | SHAC | Animal Liberation

AstraZeneca March Madness
:::Week of Action:::
Monday 26th – Saturday 31st March


Huntingdon Life Sciences is the most exposed animal testing laboratory in the world. They kill 500 animals every day.

Customers are essential for keeping HLS afloat, so hit them where it hurts! As one of their largest customers, AstraZeneca is a major target.
As we pile on the pressure during a week of action, we’re calling for all of our supporters to email AstraZeneca on Monday and remind them of the torture they’re responsible for – what better way to let them know the week of action has started?!

:::EMAIL ASTRAZENECA:::9am-5pm Monday 26th March:::

Every time someone contacts AZ about their ties to HLS, we’re one step closer to closing them down for good.
Everyone can take 5 minutes during the email day of action to contact AstraZeneca. 5 minutes of our lives can mean the difference between life and death to the 70,000 animals imprisoned inside HLS.

Remember the terrified animals being beaten, poisoned and killed inside Huntingdon Life Sciences - get angry, fight back and help SMASH HLS!

For more information on the campaign against HLS, visit:


Although we've included a sample letter, it would be much more effective if everyone writes their own message. We don't want AstraZeneca to get bored of the emails...

NOTE: AstraZeneca are likely to set up email filters, so you may need to change the wording of your emails to stop them bouncing (e.g. "Hunt_ing_don" instead of "Huntingdon" etc).


Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing to express my concern over your continued support of Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). As you have already been made aware, HLS is Europe's most exposed animal testing laboratory and have been filmed cutting open monkeys while still alive, punching animals in the face, falsifying experimental test data and flouting regulations on a regular basis.

In late 2008 HLS were exposed yet again, during which time you were personally funding experiments on primates. Not only did the breeding farm in Vietnam not meet basic UK animal welfare standards, but the conditions of the animals when housed inside HLS was extremely poor; some monkeys were missing limbs, had skin problems or other infections. Monkeys routinely escaped from cages, resulting in some being raped and attached. The monkeys were excessively stressed during procedures, which will undoubtedly affect experimental results. You can see the full report here:

During an inspection of HLS' Cambridgeshire facilities, you claimed the animals 'did not suffer'. As a company that experiments on animal yourselves, you will be well aware that all animal experiments in England are licensed by the UK government – and these licenses are given out upon a judgement of suffering level – from 'mild' to 'substantial'. Therefore, to claim that animals do not suffer inside HLS is absolutely absurd. I would suggest you visit HLS without notice, as I am sure you will witness a very different picture.

As a company that claims to achieve excellence and reliability in drug research, I am surprised to learn that you contract experiments inside a laboratory that has had their license revoked and been exposed falsifying test data for clients. I would like to use this opportunity to request that you cease your contracts with this horrendous laboratory and invest in more reliable sources of data research.

Yours sincerely,
[ your name ]



These are some of the influential people at AstraZeneca - tell them to make the right decision and dump HLS! - Chief Financial Officer - Exec VP, North USA - Exec VP, Europe & ROW - Exec VP, Operations - Exec VP Discovery Research - Exec VP Human Resources,,,,,


All the email addresses below have been formatted into blocks that can easily be copied into the "To" field of your email - it couldn't be easier to let the puppy killers know what you think of them!

MISC AZ EMAILS:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, HRLearning.Development&,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


As well as the email action, there will be protests at many AZ sites and those of their subsidiaries and shareholders throughout the week of action - contact us to find out what’s happening in your area, or for help organising your own protest.
There will also be a phone day of action on Friday 30th – more details about this will be announced soon.

SHAC - Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
Tel: 0845 458 0630


Please remember to keep all communication polite - we wouldn't want to upset the torturers.

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  1. smoe more — Brian Cass