U.S. Bancorp (USB) has landed in the crosshairs of an
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty said Monday that
a U.S. Bancorp unit is a lender to Huntingdon Life Sciences, a U.K.-based
research facility that helps makers of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics
and other products assess the safety of their wares.
loan used to finance a transaction in 2009 that put the lab under private
ownership "is now with" U.S. Bank, according to SHAC, which accuses
Huntingdon of "cruel, unscientific and anarchic methods of vivisection."
"Any company or individual that continues to assist [Huntingdon] with
any loans or financial support of any kind will be targeted globally by our
campaign until they too cease all involvement like many companies before
them," the group said in a press release. SHAC added that other financial
institutions have severed ties to Huntingdon because of the company's