For Immediate Release
Phenomenex Provides Chemical Reagents Used in Torture of 500 Animals Daily
Torrance, CA : In a communique accompanied by photographs that was received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, animal liberationists claim to have attacked a Torrance, California firm that supplies chemical reagents to notorious contract animal testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences. Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS, Ticker: LSR), 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.
The communique reads, in part:
In solidarity with SHAC North America’s launch, the underground of Los Angeles made note and paid a quick visit to Phenomenex’s Torrance location on 7-18 to leave a calling card. Fliers were taped to the windows and their flowerbeds were trashed and their lawn signs bent up and ripped from the ground. It’s hard to stomach the idea of what Phenomenex provides Huntingdon Life Sciences, and to ask them to merely quit working with HLS is what we demand – Phenomenex, you’re in that quiet little business park in Torrance and your building is a nice safe distance from others. This was just a calling card – a friendly request – we suggest you take it.
Huntingdon Life Sciences has been exposed in seven 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 several years ago, HLS lost their listing on the London Stock Exchange, after UK campaigners exposed atrocities occurring inside HLS facilities; the company currently teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.
To read the original ALF communique and see photos of the action, click here.