For Immediate Release
April 25, 2005
Huntingdon Laboratories Supplier Attacked by Animal Liberation Front
Torrance, CA: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) issued a communiqué April 21st in which it claims to have attacked a supplier for Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a laboratory notorious for animal cruelty violations. The home and automobiles of Flora Sadeghi, CFO of Phenomenex in Torrance, were reportedly defaced with paint, according to the communiqué received by the Press Office. Phenmenex has been supplying equipment used on animals to HLS for many years.
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) has been exposed in five separate undercover investigations to openly abuse animals, killing 500 per day testing such products as oven cleaners and pesticides. HLS is a contract testing company with facilities in the United Kingdom and New Jersey. Its suppliers and customers have been under unrelenting attack by animal advocates for the last 3 years, driving them to near-bankruptcy.
The communiqué reads, in part:
“On behalf of all the lab animals tortured at HLS, garage doors and 3 cars including a brand new jag were spray painted at the home of an HLS Supplier, Flora Sadeghi, the CFO of Phenomenex in Torrance,CA. They supply animal torture equipment to the animal killers inside HLS. Your nice new jag parked infront of XX XXXX XXXXXX Drive in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA isn’t so nice anymore.
Flora, we give you 7 days to drop HLS! This is just the beginning, we know where you sleep at night! ALF”
A spokesperson for Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) stated “While we do not condone breaking the law, it is clear the passion of some animal defenders will hold those accountable that make animal torture a reality in places like HLS”. For more information on the SHAC campaign against HLS cruelty, visit www.shacamerica.net.