Please Contact Fortress

16/6/10



FORTRESS: FINANCING ANIMAL TORTURE

Fortress 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.

Global week of action against HLS' lifeline lender, Fortress Investment Group 21st-27th June

During 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, see: http://www.shac.net/action/fortress/targets/index.html

There are targets across the world that all make up the web of abuse.

More information and global targets can be found at:

http://www.shac.net/action/fortress/index.html

See you on the streets!

 

Dear Supporters

Please 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.

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Turner 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.

This 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 more suffering.

TURNER INVESTMENT CONTACTS

Robert E. Turner - Chairman / CIO:
rturner@turnerinvestments.com
Mark Turner - President:
mturner@turnerinvestments.com
Christopher K. McHugh - VP:
cmchugh@turnerinvestments.com
Thomas Trala - COO/CFO:
ttrala@turnerinvestments.com
Daniel McFadden - MD:
dmcfadden@turnerinvestments.com
Edward Kerpius, III - MD:
ekerpius@turnerinvestments.com

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SAMPLE LETTER (but please write your own polite email if you prefer)


Dear [INSERT NAME],

I am 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 +.

As you 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.

For more information on this, please visit:
http://www.shac.net/HLS/exposed.html

The 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.

I urge 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 world.

Yours sincerely

YOUR NAME

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All emails in this email alert:

rturner@turnerinvestments.com, mturner@turnerinvestments.com,
cmchugh@turnerinvestments.com, ttrala@turnerinvestments.com,
dmcfadden@turnerinvestments.com, ekerpius@turnerinvestments.com

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Disclaimer and Information:

The details in this action alert are provided for information purposes only, and should not be used for any illegal activities as defined by the jurisdiction 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.

For general information on the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Science, please visit our website http://www.shac.net

 

From Dusk 'til Dawn
An Insider's View of the Growth of the Animal Liberation Movement

© Keith Mann
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