FORTRESS: FINANCING ANIMAL TORTURE
is vital to HLS' survival, who are still millions of dollars in debt and
are struggling to stay afloat. Since the recent buyout of HLS, they are
now in even more debt - totalling over $100million. Fortress themselves
are also in heavy financial trouble due to the recession - so now is a great
time to ask them to recall HLS' loan of $70 million plus! Without this loan,
HLS could not have stayed open these past years - and
if it was recalled, they could not stay open in the future.
week of action against HLS' lifeline lender, Fortress Investment Group 21st-27th
the week of June 21st - 27th we are calling for all activists to organise
demos, phone calls and emails against HLS' lifeline lender, Fortress Investment
Group, and all associated companies - Nomura, Intrawest, Rail America, GateHouse
Media and other subsidiary companies owned by Fortress. For more information,
are targets across the world that all make up the web of abuse.
information and global targets can be found at:
you on the streets!
take the time to email Nomura about their dealings with Fortress Investment
Group and HLS. Email alerts can be very effective if many people do them.
Thank you for your continued support. Until all are free.
Investment Group are the largest shareholder of Fortress Investment Group,
who have loaned HLS well over $70million, and who are the one lifeline keeping
them open. They own a massive 30% of Fortress Investment Group.
means that Turner have a very substantial influence over the financial decisions
made by Fortress, and have the potential to make them withdraw the loan.
No loan means no more animals killed inside HLS, no more torture and no
E. Turner - Chairman / CIO:
Mark Turner - President:
Christopher K. McHugh - VP:
Thomas Trala - COO/CFO:
Daniel McFadden - MD:
Edward Kerpius, III - MD:
LETTER (but please write your own polite email if you prefer)
Dear [INSERT NAME],
writing in regards to your company’s shares in, and subsequent influence
over the Fortress Investment Group. Specifically I would like to draw your
attention to an ongoing loan facility that they have provided to Huntingdon
Life Sciences (HLS), to the value of $70 million +.
may be aware, HLS are Europe’s largest animal testing laboratory,
who have been exposed repeatedly between 1997 and 2008, punching puppies
in the face, cutting open live primates without anaesthesia, allowing primates
to self mutilate, and staff have been caught drinking and drug taking between
invasive procedures, as well as on occasion accidentally stitching surgical
equipment into live animals.
more information on this, please visit:
reason that Fortress agreed to provide this loan was due to previous lenders
(including NatWest and Stephens Inc.) withdrawing their support, in part
due to animal welfare concerns. There can be no doubt that Fortress are
aware of the public outrage towards HLS, as part of their loan agreement
has a confidentiality clause.
you to use your influence over Fortress to encourage them to disengage with
HLS, and to adopt an ethical policy which prevents future investment in
the most controversial, and most exposed animal testing laboratory in the
emails in this email alert:
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you live in. SHAC does not support or encourage any form of harassment;
nothing in this alert has the purpose of inciting such behaviour, and we
request that all communications are kept polite.
general information on the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Science, please
visit our website http://www.shac.net