With a share price that is almost as low as HLS’ moral standards, the last thing they will be needing is someone secretly filming them abusing monkeys for the past year. Bad luck Huntingdon! An ADI reporter watched and filmed as monkeys were bred and shipped in from Vietnam, strapped into chairs and gassed to death. For the seventh time in the past twelve years, we can see once again the huge level of incompetence and suffering at the hands of the monsters inside HLS. Turn to the next pages to read the full write-up of what’s been going on behind locked doors...
Fortunately for the animals inside HLS, there were two factors Huntingdon hadn’t factored in. The first is that the campaign against them cannot be brushed under the carpet. Every time they send a company a letter, or release a press article that the campaign against them has finished, SHAC are there outside their offices to gently dispel the lie - in 2008 there was over 800 protests on every inhabited continent, and in more countries than ever before. The second factor is the global credit crunch, which has seen stock markets plummet. With the dual forces of SHAC and a recession, HLS are sinking fast, and it is up to all of us to kick them over the edge and force them into bankruptcy.
As if to publicly reinforce the turmoil that is taking place behind the razor wire at Huntingdon, on January 17th 2009, HLS CEO Andrew Baker smugly told the Telegraph, “we intend to return to Britain in the near future. We are an English company – we shouldn’t be based in America... We are in the middle of trying to get an English bank account and an English loan. Brian Cass [the chief executive of HLS] is leading a really heavy push to achieve this, if it wasn’t for US support – and help from the British Government – we would have gone under when the Royal Bank of Scotland pulled the plug on us.”
Just ten days later, another spokesman from HLS was quoted as saying of Andrew Baker’s comments, “This is a personal view and a long-term aim for the company” and made it clear that HLS were not looking for a UK bank account.
With continued pressure on Huntingdon’s financials and customers their share price will continue to fall (it is currently at it’s lowest rate in five years), and their loan will become impossible to repay. We can also ensure that no British bank will give them an account or refinance them. Please help us finish this, by organising protests in your area, and registering your disgust to the companies on pages 9 and 10. Demo targets are listed on the website, or contact us for more info.