Posted by: kinshipcircle | August 5, 2009

TARGET – HLS TOP CUSTOMERS ASTRAZENECA & GLAXOSMITHKLINE

8/4/09: Target – HLS Top Customers AstraZeneca & GlaxoSmithKline

HLS
THIS IS HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES. 7 investigations have exposed such abuse
as HLS techs who push naso-gastric tubes into dogs’ lungs, drowning them in
toxic materials. A tech punches a screaming 4-month-old beagle in the face.
During a supposedly post-mortem dissection, a worker slices into the chest
of a convulsing monkey… Animals seen dangling from slings or cowering in
cages are left to seize, vomit and collapse with no vet care.

SCIENCE? “The best guess for the correlation of adverse reactions in man and
animal toxicity data is somewhere between 5% and 25%” Animal Toxicity
Studies: Their Relevance to Man, Lumley & Walker (eds) (Quay, 1989), 57-67

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AstraZeneca
david.brennan@astrazeneca.com, simon.lowth@astrazeneca.com,
tony.zook@AstraZeneca.com, bruno.angelici@AstraZeneca.com,
david.smith@AstraZeneca.com, jan.lundberg@AstraZeneca.com,
lynn.tetrault@AstraZeneca.com, peter.bonfield@AstraZeneca.com

GlaxoSmithKline
Andrew.Witty@gsk.com, Julian.Heslop@gsk.com, Moncef.Slaoui@gsk.com,
David.Pulman@gsk.com, Marc.Dunoyer@gsk.com, Chris.Viehbacher@gsk.com,
John.Clarke@gsk.com, Simon.M.Bicknell@gsk.com, Daniel.Phelan@gsk.com,
Claire.x.Thomas@gsk.com

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am concerned about the welfare of animals used in the development of your
products. I understand that both AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline severed
ties with Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) after an investigation exposed
routine animal abuse inside the research facility.

Your good faith in Huntingdon’s promise to “clean up its act” led you to
renew your contract. Sadly, abuse remains the norm at HLS. As recently as
2008, a published report about primate trafficking across South America and
Asia described wild-caught monkeys squashed in cages for 30-hour treks to
Huntingdon Life Sciences in Cambridgeshire.

Inside the primate unit, an undercover worker recorded animals in filthy
cages who “went crazy,” gnawing fingers and toes to the bone. One primate
was tube fed after self-inflicted wounds left her face in shreds. The
investigator counted 217 monkeys killed in just five studies for customers
such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.

I respectfully ask you to re-join the global list of customers, suppliers
and financiers who dropped HLS after learning about the lab’s habitual
abuse, falsification of test data, sloppy protocol, and employee misconduct.

Evidence from seven investigations over 12 years has exposed Huntingdon for
multiple breaches of the U.S. Animal Welfare Act, the arrest of workers on
animal cruelty charges, more than 520 infringements of Good Laboratory
Practice in England, and a $50,000 payoff to the U.S. Agriculture Department
for misstated records and animal welfare violations.

In 2005, two former HLS workers testified that animals were insufficiently
anesthetized before invasive procedures, such as extraction of bone marrow
from the chest bone. Workers transferred blood into the wrong tubes. One
“would go in and out about five times with the same needle, not hitting the
vein,” the past employee maintained. “I saw co-workers grab [dogs] by the
scruff, shout and swear at them, swing them by the scruff and slap them.”

Many labs now meet testing criterion with non-animal methods that yield data
more relevant to human health and safety. HLS, on the other hand, abuses
animals for invalid and redundant experiments.

I urge you to permanently terminate all business with Huntingdon Life
Sciences. Thank you for your valuable time and consideration.

Sincerely,

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AstraZeneca
– David Brennan, Chief Executive Officer: david.brennan@astrazeneca.com
– Simon Lowth, Chief Financial Officer: simon.lowth@astrazeneca.com
– Tony Zook, Executive Vice President North America: tony.zook@AstraZeneca.com
– Bruno Angelici, Executive Vice President, Europe and ROW: bruno.angelici@AstraZeneca.com
– David Smith, Executive Vice-President, Operations: david.smith@AstraZeneca.com
– Jan Lundberg, Executive Vice-President Discovery Research: jan.lundberg@AstraZeneca.com
– Lynn Tetrault, Executive Vice-President Human Resources: lynn.tetrault@AstraZeneca.com
– Senior Non-Executive Director: peter.bonfield@AstraZeneca.com

ASTRAZENECA WORLDWIDE LOCATIONS-ADDRESSES
http://www.astrazeneca.com/about-us/addresses/

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (U.S. Headquarters)
P.O. Box 15437; Wilmington, DE 19850-5437
ph: +1 302 886 3000, +1 302 886 2972

GlaxoSmithKline
– Andrew Witty, CEO, Board of Directors: Andrew.Witty@gsk.com
– Julian Heslop, Chief Financial Officer, Board of Directors: Julian.Heslop@gsk.com
– Moncef Slaoui, Chairman of Research & Development, Board of Directors: Moncef.Slaoui@gsk.com
– David Pulman, President of Global Manufacturing and Supply: David.Pulman@gsk.com
– Marc Dunoyer, President of Asia Pacific/Japan: Marc.Dunoyer@gsk.com
– President of North American Pharmaceuticals, Board of Directors: Chris.Viehbacher@gsk.com
– John Clarke, President of Consumer Healthcare: John.Clarke@gsk.com
– Simon Bicknell, SVP, Company Secretary & Compliance Officer: Simon.M.Bicknell@gsk.com
– Dan Phelan, Chief of Staff: Daniel.Phelan@gsk.com
– Claire Thomas, SVP, Human Resources: Claire.x.Thomas@gsk.com

GSK WORLDWIDE LOCATIONS/ADDRESSES:
http://www.gsk.com/worldwide.htm

GlaxoSmithKline U.S. Corporate Headquarters
5 Moore Drive; Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
US corporate switchboard: +1 888-825-5249
US Customer Response Center: +1 888-825-5249

Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd.
Stockley Park West, Uxbridge; Middlesex, UB11 1BT
ph: 020 8990 9000, 0800 221441
fax: 020 8990 4321, 020 8990 4328

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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HLS Top Targets
http://www.shac.net/action/top_targets/toptargets.html
ADI report and 2008 video footage shot inside HLS
http://www.savetheprimates.com/primateban/news/
Save The Primates, Documentary from ADI and NAVS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg-uetBwGho
HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES EXPOSED
http://www.shac.net/HLS/exposed.html
All Global HLS Targets
http://www.shac.net/action/customers/clients/index.html

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