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Christmas Tale for HLS Investor AstraZeneca, by ALF

Received anonymously:

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the Nercessian house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but little did they know the ALF was there.

As sales director at AstraZeneca investor Blackrock, Terence Nercessian supports the torture and murder of five hundred animals every day at Huntingdon Life Sciences. He lives a nice life with a nice family in a cozy nice house at 5813 Washington Avenue in Whittier. But Terence and Blackrock hate animals and hate free speech, so they left the ALF no choice but to step in and be naughty.

Terence, we hope you like the new festive red and green paint job to which you awoke on Christmas morning. We hope that the paint stripper and glass etcher on your car did not prevent you from driving to see either your or your wife's large extended families. We hope that the odor of the butyric acid seeping into your front porch did not drown out the sweet scent of the pine tree too much.

We also hope you see that you get what you give, and that when your Christmas presents are paid for by the torture and misery of innocent creatures, you receive only misery in return. How does it feel to be the pariah of the neighborhood, Terence? The animals get no break during the holidays, and neither will you or your coworkers. Divest from AstraZeneca.

[Press Office note: Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) has been exposed in seven consecutive undercover investigations demonstrating lab technicians simulating sex with 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. Blackrock Inc. invests heavily in the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, who in turn pays HLS to torture and kill innocent animals. More information on the campaign to stop the atrocities at HLS, including additional targets worldwide, is available at]

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