For Immediate Release
October 1, 2007
Moravek Biochemicals Terminates Business With Notorious Animal Lab HLS
Executive Paul Moravek Convinced As Animal Cruelty Exposed
Fullerton, CA: In an email last night to the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, Paul Moravek, owner and vice-president of Moravek Biochemicals, supplier of radioactive chemicals to Huntingdon Life Sciences, stated that his company has decided to cease doing business with the notorious contract animal testing company. This statement comes one week after his home and luxury automobiles were vandalized by the underground Animal Liberation Front and the same day as legal pickets against the company’s president Josef Moravek, Paul Moravek and their offices in Brea, California.
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), is Europe’s largest animal testing company with laboratories in New Jersey and the United Kingdom. The campaign to stop animal abuse at HLS is global, being waged in at least 22 countries throughout the world. HLS has been under increased attack lately, with product-tampering episodes costing companies dealing with them millions of dollars in damages in the last month alone. Thousands of tubes and bottles of Savlon anti-septic were pulled off store shelves in the UK last month, not long after a similar episode in France concerning tainted contact lens solution; both tainted products were produced by HLS customers.
Four years ago, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair met with pharmaceutical company executives who deal directly with HLS, who then used their economic clout to force UK and US authorities to engage in a campaign of harassment, intimidation and the false arrest and imprisonment of above ground, legal animal advocates. However, world-wide sentiment against HLS is so strong that the campaign to stop the animal cruelty at HLS continues undeterred.
Huntingdon Life Sciences has been exposed in five consecutive undercover investigations which exposed lab technicians simulating sex with the animals, punching beagle puppies and violating numerous animal welfare regulations. The company kills 500 dogs and other animals every day testing such products as oven cleaners, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. Before losing their NYSE listing two years ago, HLS lost their listing on the London Stock Exchange, after UK campaigners exposed atrocities occurring inside HLS facilities.