Battle Against HLS Reaches Israel
Abuses uncovered at HLS should appall any decent person, no matter where he or she stands on animal experimentation. HLS has been caught cutting open a monkey for a necropsy while the animal was still alive, verbally lambasting animals, punching beagles and shaking them around by their heads, and myriad horrors as part of procedures conducted in the name of science. See the undercover video footage for yourself.
The campaign against HLS has systematically approached companies affiliated with HLS: If they back out of business relationships with HLS, it makes it rather difficult for HLS to continue operating normally. This strategy has led many companies to stop doing business with HLS and has even caused HLS to plummet in the last year from being 45 minutes away from being listed on the New York Stock Exchange to trading only in the obscure "Grey Markets."
The Israeli protest took place outside the headquarters of Teva, a pharmaceutical company with ties to HLS. The demo garnered an article in Ha'aretz, which noted: "What do the test animals face? Starvation, electrification, burns, poisoning, heat and cold, deliberate infection with diseases, mutilation, and surgery without anesthetic. That is far from an exhaustive list."