FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Animal Testing Firm to be Targeted on Long Island; Animal Liberation Front Issues Threat to Party goers
LONG ISLAND, NY – In an anonymous communiqué, the underground Animal Liberation Front (ALF) issued a threat aimed at partygoers to a holiday party for Forest Laboratories Friday night, December 10.
Animal Defense League – Long Island (ADL-LI), a grassroots group that has long targeted companies such as Forest Labs that do business with the infamous animal testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences, has planned a legal demonstration at the Huntington Towne House (124 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, Long Island) on Friday night at 6pm, where the holiday party is to be held.
A spokesperson for ADL-LI says “We are demanding that Forest Labs sever their customer contract with Huntingdon Life Sciences and are prepared to target all supporters of Forest and their endeavors until that contract is discontinued. As long as they profit off HLS animal cruelty and the negligent deaths of users of their anti-depressants we will remain in their way.”
Received earlier in the week at the Animal Liberation Press Office, the communiqué states:
“Cancel the 12/10 Forest Labs party or syrup of ipecac and diarrhea inducing agents will appear in your catering provisions begining Friday afternoon. We will target all town house events this weekend. All additives will be non-lethal and the symptoms non-permanent. however: will be very disruptive to town house funtions.
Cancel the Forest Labs party. *The A.L.F.”
The ALF and its sister organization, the Earth Liberation front, are considered to be among the most “dangerous terrorist” groups in the U.S. by the federal government, although no one has ever been hurt in their raids.
The ALF has been credited with freeing thousands of animals from fur farms, research laboratories and factory farms over more than 20 years. They have also sabotaged businesses that torture and kill animals for profit and fun.