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Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) is holding its congress in Aviemore, Scotland in March
7 years ago
MacDonald Highland Resorts (MAHR) in Aviemore, Scotland, is hosting the
Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) Congress 2008, from 4th-6th March,
finishing with the Congress Dinner and Dance Thursday evening. Vivisectors from
the UK and abroad will be there. Planned presentations include; ‘Success in
the face of protest’ by HLS. (So it looks like we’re invited to speak!).
Also, delegates from: Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Imperial College London, etc.

MacDonald Higland Resorts are nestled within the Cairngorms National Park;
there are four hotels within the resort - the luxurious 4 star Macdonald
Highlands Hotel, the Academy Hotel and the newly acquired Macdonald Four
Seasons and Aviemore Inn

What you can do:

This hotel company has a right to know about the cruelty inflicted by members
of IAT and what’s going on inside HLS by members of IAT, which is where you
come in...

1 - Contact MacDonald Aviemore Highland Resorts urgently and tell them you will
boycott them whilst they support animal cruelty. Let them know about IAT and
Huntingdon’s appalling track record for animal cruelty!
2 - Organise leafleting, or peaceful demo's at your local MacDonald hotel and
at the Congress itself. They have around 70 other sites in the UK and abroad.

For your nearest MacDonald Hotel see:
http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/popup/locationmap.htm
To order leaflets contact info@shac.net

Remember to please keep all correspondence informative and polite at all times.

SAMPLE LETTER
==========

To Whom It May Concern

I am writing to you regarding your business relationship with Institute of
Animal Technology (IAT) and HLS. It has come to my attention that your hotel
group is hosting the IAT’s UK congress in March 2008. Some of the delegates
are from HLS, the most exposed animal testing laboratory in the world.
The IAT is the body representing thousands of UK animal technicians who work in
laboratories, inflicting suffering and killing the animals supposedly in their
‘care’. If this conference goes ahead, I will henceforth boycott all
MacDonald hotels and resorts, and will encourage others to do the same.
Numerous undercover investigations have revealed animal technicians grossly
abusing animals in many different labs across the world, the most well-known
instance of which is the footage obtained at Huntingdon Life Sciences of
workers punching beagle puppies in the face.
Steve Owen, a key employee of Huntingdon Life Sciences, was instrumental in
organising the conference in 2003 in Ireland and many HLS employees are members
of the IAT. The IAT tried to hoodwink the CityWest Hotel in Dublin by not
disclosing the nature of their organisation.
You may not be aware that HLS is the world’s most exposed animal testing
laboratory. They have repeatedly been caught out on film committing acts of
cruelty both in the US and the UK. They have been caught punching beagle
puppies, and cutting open live primates without painkillers. They have been
exposed for shoddy work, and falsified data. During one study on wild caught
baboons, HLS broke the law 520 times but were never prosecuted.

In late 2007, a senior scientist from HLS in the USA has filed a lawsuit after
he claims he was being pressured into falsifying data. This is a sham of a
company with a poor reputation and I should not think you would like to be
associated with this, or members of the IAT who work there.

I don't expect you to take my word for it but you can see the cruelty yourself,
as shown on national TV; http://www.shac.net/HLS/exposed.html. Anyone who goes
to work to inflict suffering on animals and kill them in pointless,
unscientific experiments should not be welcome at MacDonald Hotels to make a
compassionate decision to cancel this congress.”

Thank you for your time, and I do hope that you will be reconsidering your
position and no longer supporting this cruelty.

[Your name here]

===============================


Write to:
(Emails are in blocks of 20 at the end of this alert)

Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort Ltd
Central Reservations
Aviemore, Inverness-shire
PH22 1PN Scotland

Reservations - Tel: 0844 879 9152 and 08451 255455
info@aviemorehighlandresort.com
reservations@aviemorehighlandresort.com
sales@aviemorehighlandresort.com
golf@aviemorehighlandresort.com
ann.easton@aviemorehighlandresort.com
www.aviemorehighlandresort.com

Sales & Events Team - Tel: 01479 815195
general@aviemorehighlandresort.com
events@aviemorehighlandresort.com

Conference Direct Team (organising the conference)
Tel: 0845 604 4242
conference@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
meeting@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
http://aviemorehighlandshotel.venue-guide.com
Misc. MacDonald Hotel emails:

David.Guile@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
lynn.hunter@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
marketing@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
fraser.cromarty@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
sally.everton@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
sally.osborne@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
general.rusacks@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
cardrona@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
paul.ashton@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
events.lymm@macdonalds-hotels.co.uk
events@wessexmacdonald-hotels.co.uk
roxburghe@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
botleypark@macdonaldhotels.co.uk
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7 years ago

Glen V.
StarsButterflies

Group History Another new action alert--Tell Island Veterinary School to Stop Cutting Up and Killing Animals! Thursday, 10:57 AM

Tell Island Veterinary School to Stop Cutting Up and Killing Animals!

http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/island_veterinary_school

Tell Island Veterinary School to Stop Cutting Up and Killing Animals!

PETA has received shocking complaints and graphic photographs from students at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts who are being forced to perform multiple unnecessary surgeries on living animals, help the animals recover from the surgeries, and then kill them—even though many veterinary schools stopped this archaic, deadly practice long ago. Ross University students do not even have the option to do alternative projects if they do not want to harm animals they have cared for and grown to love—their refusal to mutilate and kill animals results in an automatic failing grade.

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7 years ago

Glen V.
StarsButterflies

Group History 3 New Important Action Alerts today Thursday, 9:56 AM

only the first one deals with vivisection, but you might also like to do the other 2 to help animals as well.

1.  Biodefense Funds Used for Senseless Experiments on Chimpanzees

http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/biodefense_chimpanzees

 Biodefense Funds Used for Senseless Experiments on Chimpanzees

Project Bioshield is a multi-agency government initiative to identify potential bioterrorism threats and develop counter-measures. This project distributes millions of dollars to various agencies and private companies to create drugs from antibodies that neutralize potential bioterrorism threats, such as anthrax.

Project Bioshield has been very successful. In fact, human-based antibody treatments for anthrax are now being produced in large enough quantities to fill the National Stockpile so that American citizens will be protected in the event of a bioterrorism attack.

It seems like this should be the happy ending to the story, but instead it is a classic example of government mismanagement and a tragedy for a group of chimpanzees hidden away in a National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratory. Despite the millions of dollars that have already been spent—and the fact that we now have several human-based anthrax antibody treatments—a few NIH experimenters are still getting huge amounts of Project Bioshield money to develop new antibodies to anthrax and other diseases.

Although this is clearly a redundant waste of biodefense money that could be going to legitimate efforts, this is not the worst part of the story. Unbelievably, these experimenters have decided to make these antibodies in chimpanzees!

Chimpanzees share so much with humans—including our capacity to learn, feel pain, experience loneliness, and yearn for freedom from captivity. While their antibodies also share some structural similarities with those from humans, antibodies from any other species have the potential to cause deadly allergic reactions in humans.

NIH experimenters confine these sensitive and social animals (sometimes for as long as 20 years) and expose them to horrific diseases and painful bone-marrow extractions to recover antibodies. They then attempt to manipulate these antibodies to look like those of humans so that they won't cause deadly reactions in humans—all this is done despite the fact that human-based antibodies are already available!

These chimpanzee-based antibodies are not needed, and their safety is untested. These animals are suffering for no reason except the greediness and curiosity of a few experimenters and poor oversight by government agencies. PETA sent several letters of concern to government officials and agencies as soon as we heard about this deplorable situation.

Please speak out to oppose these senseless experiments by sending a letter to the director of the NIH urging him to stop these absurd and cruel experiments immediately.

Personalized letters always work best. Feel free to use the following text, but your message will carry more weight if you write your own customized message and subject line.

Take Action on This Issue

at

http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/biodefense_chimpanzees

You can also read more about this issue and see the letter that

PETA's Ingrid Newkirk wrote to the head of the US Homeland Security Dept. about this issue by going to:

http://blog.peta.org/archives/nih/

http://blog.peta.org/archives/Ingrid_letter_to_Chertoff.pdf

Yipeee!! Here's the next one
7 years ago
[shac-uk] New HLS Supplier caught out: STAPLES
6:51pm Today
Stationary supplier Staples (www.staples.co.uk) has been caught sneaking into
HLS in unmarked vans. This shady kind of behaviour means they clearly do not
want the public shame of helping the Huntingdon poisoning factory.

What you can do:

* Contact Staples and tell them you will boycott them whilst they support
animal cruelty. Let them know about Huntingdons appalling track record for
animal cruelty!
* Don't shop at Staples!
* Organise leafleting, or peaceful demo's at your local store. Order leaflets
from info@shac.net

Contact Staples:

Email: customersupport@online.sta
ples.co.uk

Staples Delivery Ltd 
PO Box 732 
Doncaster 
DN3 1WR

Tel: 0844 546 6666

Please keep all correspondence informative and polite at all times.

====================================
SAMPLE LETTER:

Dear Staples
It has come to my attention that Staples has been delivering goods into
Huntingdon Life Sciences, (HL Woolley Road, Alconbury, Huntingdon.
HLS is Europes largest animal testing facility and has the most appalling track
record for animal cruelty. They are the only facility to have had their licence
revoked after being exposed for horrific acts of cruelty.
They were most famously exposed in 1997 by channel four when they went
undercover, and filmed beagle puppies being swung and punched, as well as staff
incompetence and sloppy procedures.
One recent expose in 2005 details the experience of two women who worked in the
beagle unit at HLS. Nothing has changed and cruelty and violence is still
common place. Please visit this link to read the full report:
http://www.shac.net/MISC/Inside_HLS.html
HLS are currently involved in a lawsuit amidst claims of racism, and
allegations that a senior scientist was sacked after refusing to falsify data.
I do not wish to support a company that supports such cruelty in any way and
have made the decision to boycott Staples until they stop supporting HLS, and I
shall make sure I tell everyone I know about Staples and HLS.
Thank you for your time, and I hope you decide to make an ethical decision and
boycott HLS.
[insert your name here]
Anonymous
7 years ago
It worked again, Singh Skips are pulling out on Mon 4 Feb
Please email this company, thanx
7 years ago
Singh skips have been caught going in and out of HLS on a regular basis.

They have a right to know about the cruelty going on inside the walls of HLS.


Sample Letter
==========

Dear Sir/Madam
Huntingdon Life Sciences are the most exposed laboratory in the world.
Evidence of unbelievable animal cruelty has been documented inside HLS now 6
separate times, for the latest expose see here
http://www.shac.net/MISC/Inside_HLS.html

Workers inside HLS were filmed punching beagle puppies in the face, shaking
them and terrifying them. These pups were so frightened that they frequently
wet themselves in fear. In another expose HLS workers were filmed cutting
open primates from the neck to the groin whilst they were still conscious.

I urge Singh Skips to stop dealing with a lab involved in such horrific animal
cruelty.

Yours sincerely,


==========
CONTACT SINGH SKIPS

Andy Willy (Director)
andy@raj-singh.co.uk

Ian Brown (Director)
ian@raj-singh.co.uk

Rob Willy (Director)
rob@raj-singh.co.uk

Raj Singh (Director)
raj@raj-singh.co.uk

Singh (UK) Limited
Lion House
19 Hostmoor Avenue
March Trading Park
March
Cambridgeshire PE15 0AX

Tel: 01354 661633
Fax: 01354 659822
7 years ago
TOP SHAREHOLDER TRANSAMERICA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC

Now that the majority of shareholders have dropped Huntingdon Life Sciences, we
are left with their top shareholder Transamerica Investment holding just a
measly 29,000 shares!

After campaigning on a global scale Axa, Wachovia Corp, BNP Paribas all dropped
HLS shares!

This company still have a right to know what they are involved with so please
politely contact them to let them know what Huntingdon are involved with and
ask that they sell their shares in protest! A sample letter follows below

============================



david.kania@transamerica.com, rob.knowles@transamerica.com,
david.hogan@transamerica.com, robert.foran@transamerica.com,
timothly.hassett@transamerica.com, rob.zwiebel@transamerica.com,
rich.passafiume@transamerica.com, brad.michels@transamerica.com,
ted.harris@transamerica.com

Sample Letter
------------------

Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Transamerica & Huntingdon Life Sciences

It has come to my attention that your company is currently the top shareholder
of Europes largest animal testing laboratory, Huntingdon Life Sciences. They
have facilities in the UK, and also in the US. You have recently increased your
shareholding to 29,000 shares, and I think you have the right to know what it
is you are buying shares in.

HLS are the world's most notorious animal testing facility and have been
exposed time and time again. There is evidence from the 1980's to 2006 of
animal cruelty, scientific fraud, and sloppy procedures.

HLS were caught on film punching beagle puppies in the face and cutting open
primates without any anesthetic. If you are in any doubt about what goes on in
the secret labs of HLS, then please read what their own workers had to say just
last year, and see footage taken inside the lab itself:

http://www.shac.net/MISC/Inside_HLS.html

HLS has also surrounded itself in controversy once again this year, as an ex
employee has filed a law suit claiming he was sacked for refusing to falsifying
data, this has serious human health implications. I am sure you will agree the
footage taken in HLS is horrific and the workers account is utterly shameful.

I hope that you can use your position to put an end to your company's support
of the disgusting cruelty at Huntingdon Life Sciences by selling your shares
like so many companies before you have already.
7 years ago

Med College emailed...

Thanx Christina
7 years ago
Came in to post that and you did it for me.

STOP NY Med College killing animals--CREEP
7 years ago

PLease read and take action !! please help--

PCRM urgently needs your help to save nine dogs_
(http://support. pcrm.org/ site/R?i= YRSQeEN5p3MZAciE ZGv0BQ..) who are slated to be killed during a lab
scheduled for January 2008 at New York Medical College. First-year medical  students who participate in this physiology lab will use dogs purchased from a Class B random source animal dealer. Random source animal dealers often acquire animals through theft and deception and are known to sell lost and stolen cats and dogs to researchers.
According to a recent article in The Journal News_
(http://support. pcrm.org/ site/R?i= kUE0OMkR_ W8Kgu9jInQQeA. .) , a committee at New York Medical College will make a decision within two to three weeks on whether to continue this live animal lab. A polite phone call or e-mail from you today could make the difference between life and death for these animals. Please make polite phone calls to Ralph A. O´Connell, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, at 914-594-4900 and Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., director of the dog lab, at 914-594-4087 and ask them to immediately cancel this course
and implement humane alternatives. Being polite is the most effective way to help these dogs. _You can also automatically send them an e-mail_
(http://support. pcrm.org/ site/R?i= L0y_fS30dvjIXhtn vMtPiw..) or fax them at the numbers
below:
Ralph A. O´Connell, M.D.
Dean, School of Medicine
Administrative Building
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914-594-4900

Wachovia dropped their shares Michelle
7 years ago
Rathbones, after one demonstration out side their office in London, made the right decision and sold their 20,000 shares in HLS. Huntingdon Life Sciences are on the ropes after AXA and Wachovia both sold all their share very recently. Please get out and help kill off this sick and dying company once and for all.




Thanks~ Hingham Animal Defense

Now that a bunch of companies have dropped recently, it's crucial that we keep the pressure on one of the last shareholders!

PLEASE REPOST WIDELY

AIP Funds
--------------------------------
Alternative Investment Partners currently owns 13,800 blood money shares in HLS. Please
contact AIP at the emails and numbers below and tell them to sell their shares in
LSRI(Huntingdon Life Sciences)!

Sample Letter
-------------
To whom it may concern,

The company which you are involved in, Alternative Investment Partners
LLC., is a shareholder in Huntingdon Life Sciences (LSRI).

Huntingdon Life Sciences are the most exposed laboratory in the world.
Evidence of unbelievable animal cruelty has been documented inside HLS
now 6 separate times, for the latest expose see here
http://www.insidehls.com. Workers inside HLS were filmed punching
beagle puppies in the face, shaking them and terrifying them. These pups
were so frightened that they frequently wet themselves in fear. In
another expose HLS workers were filmed cutting open primates from the
neck to the groin whilst they were still conscious.

I urge AIP to stop trading shares in a lab involved in such horrific
animal cruelty.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,


All Emails
----------

lee@aipfunds.com, aip@jcpublicrelations.com, info@aipfunds.com,
steve@aipfunds.com, kevinmeans@alphaequitymgmt.com,
abyrnes@alphaequitymgmt.com, info@gabelli.com,
info@graybeardcapital.com, inquiries@hovancapital.com,
mark@opportunityresearchgroup.com, mk@pacificor.com,
contact@sagecappartners.com, schultze@samco.net,
mesh.tandon@simrancapital.com, info@sunnymeath.net,
geoff@twincapital.com, sandy@venuscapital.com

Numbers
-------

Office - (914) 761-5800
Media Inquiries - (973) 625-1130
Toll Free - (866) 569-2382


DISCLAIMER AND INFORMATION
--------------------------
All details in this action alert are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used for any illegal activities as defined by the jurisdiction you live in. The moderators of this listserve are not involved in and do not encourage any form of harassment or illegal action. Nothing in this action alert has the purpose of inciting such behaviour. Please keep all communications polite.


This post was modified from its original form on 21 Nov, 6:22
A response from someone a Wachovia
7 years ago
Thank you for your e-mail below.  I appreciate the opportunity to respond
to your request.

The information below does not reference shares that Wachovia Corporation
holds but shares we hold on
behalf of our clients.  If you have any additional concerns, please feel
free to e-mail me directly at
Faye.Sloope@Wachovia.com.

Sincerely,

Faye A. Sloope
Wachovia
Lets try and save these babies
7 years ago

Focus:Animal WelfareAction RequestrotestLocation:United States

A beagle used in burn experiment, alive, but wishes he was dead.

PLEASE HELP THE 40 BEAGLE PUP'S SO THEY DON'T END UP LIKE THIS BABY! THEY ARE BEING SENT TO ANOTHER VIVISECTION LAB, INSTEAD OF THE HOMES THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN FOUND FOR THEM!

PLEASE FLOOD ALZA AND JOHNSON&JOHNSON WITH EMAILS & PHONE CALL'S, SO MAYBE WE CAN GET THE BABIES TO GOOD HOMES INSTEAD OF A LAB!

Please do not delay. We need your calls, e-mails and letters immediately.

Please contact Alza and Johnson & Johnson immediately to suggest that it would be good public relations if a qualified rescue group or sanctuary is allowed to save the Alza beagles.

ALZA Corporation
1900 Charleston Road
P.O. Box 7210
Mountain View, CA 94039-7210
press@alzus.jnj.com
Telephone: (650) 564-5000

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC
P.O. Box 300
Mail Stop 2628
Raritan, New Jersey USA 08869
jobs@prdus.jnj.com
Telephone: (908) 704-4000

Johnson & Johnson Corporate Headquarters
One Johnson & Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08933
Telephone: (732) 524-0400

Or use the following link to send an on-line e-mail to Johnson & Johnson Corporate Headquarters:

http://www.jnj.com/contact_us/index.htm

For more info contact Win Animal Rights at: centcom@war-online.org
Call: 646.267.9934 or visit the WAR website at:
http://war-online.org 

Michelle, you're a star!!
7 years ago
Great work. I wouldn't expect a response from these people tho and I also would NOT recommend you write them more than once as this could be construed as harrassment.
One email is all you should send to each person.
They should get so many that their email accounts get filled up. They won't have time to reply to everyone so won't reply at all.
SHAC will let us know if they drop the account (I'm sure they will).
Thanx for all your hard work!!
This is what I have sent to Wachovia emails,
7 years ago

I did not send bulk and headed it Huntington Life Science. I also addressed the letter to them personally. If I do not get a reply, I will send it bulk w/ the heading Huntington Life Science, unconscionable animal abuse, please sever ties w/them

I respectfully ask you to join the international list of HLS customers, suppliers, and financiers who severed ties with HLS after learning about the lab's habitual falsification of data and animal cruelty. It has come to my attention that your company hold 92,000 shares in Huntington Life Sciences (ticker symbol LSR).

HLS are the worlds most notorious animal testing facility and have been exposed time and time again. They were caught on film punching beagle puppies in the face, and cutting open primates without any anesthetic. If you are in any doubt about what goes on in the secret labs of HLS, then please read what their own workers say, and see footage taken inside the lab itself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88kMJXphN0k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4UY-8kj6go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNUjkM_DC_A

This one is Covance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyLDadKaWjI

HLS kills an average 500 animals each day for tests "only reliable 5-25% of the time," one HLS record contends. Documentation from six investigations has exposed HLS 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. HLS also has a criminal record in the UK for failure to file company accounts on time.

As recently as late 2005, two former HLS employees from the Beagle Unit left their jobs distressed over the animal suffering they witnessed daily for 12 months. According to their tape-recorded testimonial, animals are inadequately anesthetized before invasive procedures, such as painful extraction of bone marrow from the chest bone.

You likely find animal abuse as unconscionable as I do. I urge you to issue a candid statement that conveys your refusal to do business with Huntingdon Life Sciences.

Thank you for your valuable time and consideration;I welcome a response,

Here's what I wrote...but it seems inadequate from what I've seen, I might add more
7 years ago

To whom it may concern,

Your company is currently supplying Huntingdon Life Sciences, a notorious animal testing laboratory with supplies. You may not be aware: 

They have been exposed 7 times for the most horrific
animal cruelty ever seen at an animal testing facility.

1.)Lab technicians violently shaking and punching beagle puppies until
they urinate with fear.

2.)Testing products that have been banned, (such
as CFCs which were banned 15 years previously).

3.)Falsifying test results.

4.)Disection of live monkeys without anaesthetic.

And these examples are just SOME OF THE HORRORS....

In order to provide you with further insight
into the horrors occuring inside HLS every single day, please
take 5 minutes to watch the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88kMJXphN0k

And look at the following websites to provide you an insight into the campaign against them.

http://www.insidehls.com/ AND http://www.shac.net

Everyday 500 animals die in barbaric, cruel and pointless experiments inside the walls of HLS, 1 life every 3 minutes.

I urge you in the strongest possible terms to take a moral stand against this most evil comapany and sever all ties with them.

If you sever your links with Huntingdon Life Sciences, please let
me know.

I thank you for your time and hope that you will take my concerns seriously.

I look forward to your response

Birthday wishes for Kevin...
7 years ago
SHAC 7 prisoner Kevin Kjonaas birthday is coming up on October 31st--please take a few minutes to send him birthday wishes sometime in the next few weeks!

KEVIN KJONAAS # 93502-011
UNIT I
FCI SANDSTONE
P.O. BOX 1000
SANDSTONE, MN 55072

And don't forget to keep writing the rest of the SHAC 7!
*Please note: Darius Fullmer was released on September 29th after serving 85% of his 1 year, 1 day sentence!

JACOB CONROY, # 93501-011
FCI VICTORVILLE MEDIUM I
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 5300
ADELANTO, CA 92301
lettersforjake@shac7.com

LAUREN GAZZOLA # 93497-011
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
FCI DANBURY
ROUTE #37
DANBURY, CT 06811
lettersforlauren@shac7.com

JOSHUA HARPER # 29429-086
FCI SHERIDAN
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 5000
SHERIDAN, OR 97378
lettersforjosh@shac7.com

ANDREW STEPANIAN # 26399-050
FCI BUTNER MEDIUM II
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 1500
BUTNER, NC 27509
HLS are building!!
7 years ago
Huntingdon Life Sciences are currently building new animal housing units, that means more space for more animals to be tortured and killed, so all animal lovers must act now before these units are built!!!

BIB Cochran Limited are responsible for supplying the heating facilities for the new concentration camps being built at HLS, we must contact them urgently and appeal to their better nature in the hope that they will cease their contract immediately.

Please act on this alert as soon as you read this bulletin, take 30 seconds to send them an email because they clearly have no idea about HLS or the weight of feeling about this terrible laboratory...if they realise how many people are disgusted by their actions they're more likely to stop, so your email will count!

Then REPOST, REPOST, REPOST...for the 500 animals who died today and those that will die tomorrow and the next day, and the next day until they close!!!

As always be polite and don't send repeated emails, just make your voice heard.
*********************************************************************************
SAMPLE EMAIL:


To: enquiries@bibcochran.com, enqs@bibcochran.com

Title: Huntingdon Life Sciences

To whom it may concern,

It has come to my attention that your company is currently working for the notorious animal testing laboratory Huntingdon Life Sciences, (HL. As I'm sure you won't be aware of the nature of this vile company I wish to bring it to your attention that HLS is like no other animal testing company.

They have been exposed 7 times for the most horrific animal cruelty ever seen at an animal testing facility; these include lab technicians violently shaking and punching beagle puppies until they urinate with fear, testing products that have been banned, (such as CFCs which were banned 15 years previously), falsifying test results, the disection of live monkeys without anaesthetic and the abuse of illegal substances by technicians whilst they are at work...to name but a few!!!

In order to provide you with further insight into the horrors occuring inside HLS every single day, may I request that you take 5 minutes to watch the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88kMJXphN0k

And look at the following websites to provide you an insight into the campaign against them.

http://www.insidehls.com/ AND http://www.shac.net

Everyday 500 animals die in barbaric, cruel and pointless experiments inside the walls of HLS, that's one life every 3 minutes. I therefore urge you in the strongest possible terms to take a moral stand against this most evil comapny and sever all ties with them forthwith!

If you have already severed your links with Huntingdon Life Sciences, please let the campaign know. You can send a simple email to info@shac.net stating the following : "........ (name of your company) have severed their links with HLS and terminated their contract, and will not be dealing with them now or in the future directly or indirectly." This will enable supporters to be kept up to date with which companies are still involved with Huntingdon Life Sciences.

I thank you for your time and hope that you will take my concerns seriously.

Yours faithfully,

***YOUR NAME***

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The author and distributors of this information accept no responsibility for the actions of others. They do not conduct or condone any unlawful activity, this information is solely provided to allow concerned people to express their opinions and lawful right to protest
Wot a creep
7 years ago
Eye Experiments by Jonathan C Horton

Claiming to study lazy eye and imbalance of eye muscles, he sutures one eyelid of each baby animal shut. He severs their eye muscles. He then paralyzes and restrains the infant monkeys and cats in brain-mapping experiments that last 24 hours a day for up to five days non-stop.

How this help humans we shall never know........

Jonathan C Horton
2230 Sheraton Pl
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 573-8855

Campus Info: Professor Jonathan Horton
Box 0644 , 8 Koret Way 516
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA. 94143
Email: HortonJ@vision.ucsf.edu
Campus Phone: 415-476-7176
Fax: 415-476-8309

Dammit
7 years ago
I can't post all the addresses here so if you want to join the mailing list for SHAC email here:
shac-uk@lists.riseup.net
Its just a few email outs a month....

7 years ago
WACHOVIA hold 92,000 shares in Huntingdon Life Sciences under its USA
name of Life Sciences Research. After Dresdner Bank got rid of their
shares, Wachovia is now the largest shareholder in HLS. Please ask
them to reconsider investing in such an unethical company who have
been caught out for animal cruelty 6 times.

Anonymous
7 years ago
8/16/07: Animal Tests Lie. Urge ICCVAM To Do Its Job.
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:
AN END TO ANIMAL TESTS?
http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/iccvam_animal_test

ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION Fact Sheet
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/#3

Report Calls for New Directions, Innovative Approaches in
Testing Chemicals for Toxicity to Humans
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=11970
SAMPLE LETTER & CONTACT INFO
To identify your federal legislators and find contact info, try:
*    Congress.org: http://www.Congress.org
*    USA Senate: http://www.senate.gov
*    USA House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov
*    Congressional Switchboard: 202-224-3121

The Honorable Representative _________________________________
U.S. House of Representatives * Washington, D.C. 20510
 
The Honorable Senators ______________________________________
The U.S. Senate, U.S. Capitol Building * Washington, D.C. 20510

David A. Schwartz, M.D., Director
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEH
National Toxicology Program
111 T.W. Alexander Drive * P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2233
ph: 919-541-3201; fax: 919-541-2260; email: schwartzd@niehs.nih.gov
SOURCE: http://www-apps.niehs.nih.gov/people/locDetail.cfm?id=9964
 
Dear Representative, Senators, and Dr. Schwartz:

I am extremely discouraged the agency Congress established to facilitate use
of non-animal research systems hasn't evolved with modern science. The
Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods
(ICCVAM) has validated just one non-animal test -- while ICCVAM's European
equivalent has more than 20 human-focused methods in place, including
non-animal tests for skin corrosion, absorption, and irritation.

This is unacceptable for humans, animals and progress. I respectfully ask my
elected representatives, ICCVAM, and its member agencies to intensify
efforts to fund and validate non-animal research tools.

I am concerned about the EPA and FDA's continuing use of non-predictive
animal toxicity tests. The U.S. should keep pace with international
standards. Non-animal research is widely embraced throughout Europe, due to
its primary relevance to human health.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt has said nine of
ten experimental drugs fail in clinical studies because "we cannot
accurately predict how they will behave in people based on animal studies."
Furthermore, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, "Toxicity
Testing in the 21st Century," calls for non-animal methodology to analyze
chemical toxicity in humans.

The report focuses on in vitro techniques that assess a chemical's influence
on biological routes utilizing cells, cell lines, or cellular components of
human derivation. According to the National Research Council (NRC),
scientific advisors to the U.S. government, this revitalized strategy "would
generate more-relevant data to evaluate risks people face, expand the number
of chemicals that could be scrutinized, and reduce the time, money, and
animals involved in testing."

The NRC also emphasized the reduction and potential elimination of
conventional animal experimentation. Expedient non-animal systems produce
applicable data that can lead to improved regulatory decisions. Non-animal
options decrease time, cost and suffering.

Data from distressed animals, on the other hand, does not result in accurate
extrapolation to humans. Lab variables such as pain, injury, confinement,
loneliness and repeated handling yield misleading data. Findings published
in Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science show researchers are
unable to separate the effects of stress hormones from the substance or
disease under analysis.

The U.S. government annually pours hundreds of millions of tax dollars into
animal tests on previously documented chemicals. In the meantime, an inert
ICCVAM does little to validate superior non-animal tests. I urge ICCVAM to
do its job. I urge Congress to enact funding so ICCVAM can do its job.

Thank you,
Contact your EMP
7 years ago
To: All European Citizens who care about Animals
 
This is a critical time. The European Commission (EC) is currently revising the law - known as Directive 86/609 - that governs animal experiments across Europe.
 
86/609 is a hugely powerful Directive that has power of life and death over millions of animals across the continent - setting out minimum standards for how and whether animals can be used in experiments.
 
A staggering ten million animals are used in outdated and wasteful experiments in European laboratories every year. The Directive is supposed to ensure "the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes" but the huge numbers show that it’s just not doing that.
 
There is a real possibility that with enough support the EC will ban all primate tests as part of the revised law.
 
Written Declaration 40/2007 urges the European Parliament to use the revision process of Directive 86/609/EC as an opportunity to establish a timetable for replacing the use of all primates in scientific experiments with alternatives. The Declaration will fall on 7th September and the signatures of half the MEPs in the Parliament is needed by then.
 
If you care about animals visit the following webpage to urge them to sign Written Declaration 40/2007.
sucess
7 years ago
We would like to announce that the following companies have all dropped their shares in HLS, so protests and communication with them is no longer necessary:

Dresdner Bank
Deutsche Bank
La Grange Capital
Robeco Investment Management
Fairfield Grenwich Associates


Well done, you've made the right choice not to be dealing with blood money!

For the animals!

SHAC
www.shac.net
info@shac.net
Done
7 years ago
Thanx Sandy
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ask Japan Airlines to Stop Transporting Dogs to Vivisection Labs!

 

PETA has learned that Covance, a company with a history of egregious cruelty to animals and the world's largest breeder of dogs for use in experimentation, is using Japan Airlines to transport beagle puppies from New York City to vivisection laboratories in Tokyo. PETA is asking Japan Airlines to follow the lead of Air Canada and other compassionate airlines by refusing to transport dogs and other animals to vivisection laboratories. Help us persuade Japan Airlines to stop participating in the cruel global trade in animals!

The journey to Japan can take up to 28 hours. Dogs are crammed into tiny transport cages, may not receive sufficient food or water during the long journey, and may be forced to sit in their own waste. Cargo holds often lack adequate air conditioning, heating, and ventilation, so animals may endure extreme discomfort from temperature extremes or suffocate from insufficient oxygen. And this is just the start of the animals' suffering.

Contact Japan Airlines and ask the company to stop shipping animals to Japan for use in laboratories.

 Click here to send your letter. Its already written...Just sign 
 
Letters are...
7 years ago
S E N T  ! !  ! !! ! ! !
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yes!!! I'm sending out more letters now too!!!!
Yey go giurl
8 years ago

Anonymous
8 years ago
Missed this thread. Don't know how. FRICKIN awesome they sold their 600,000 shares!!!!!!  Will start emailing the other guys with 44,000 shares. Let's get busy people. Huntingdon is GOING DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry Michelle
8 years ago
I always include a link to this site so they can see for themselves what is wrong with HLS:
http://www.shac.net/MISC/Inside_HLS.html
and ask them politely to have a look. Everything is on there.
Whistleblower Exposes Cruel Cat Experiments at UC Denver
8 years ago

Moshe Solomonow, a vivisector at the University of Colorado at Denver, cuts open cats' backs down to their spinal cords and attaches "S" hooks to their spinal ligaments. A machine then applies pressure in an effort to approximate what might happen if the cats were carrying heavy loads on their backs. Dr. Marius Maxwell, M.D., Ph.D., explains that "it makes no sense to use cats in studies designed to learn about human back issues. Solomonow's experiments are redundant and the applicability to humans is non-existent."

A whistleblower recently contacted PETA because he was concerned that the cats were still conscious and able to feel pain because of improper anesthesia. Although the whistleblower contacted the university's animal use committee, the committee's only response was to recommend adding a second drug that does not have any anesthetic effects when pain is substantial.

Please contact the University of Colorado's president and demand that he put an end to these cruel experiments.

Please send a letter today - sample letter found here:
getactive.peta.org/campaign/cat_testing_uofcolorado?rk=U1_PRo513t8kW

8 years ago
I sent the emails already.... perhaps in the future?...
8 years ago
Is there an email I can include that they can see the evidence and testimonials for themselves?
cont.
8 years ago
t.kentgens@robeco.nl, robecospain@robeco.com,
info@robeco.ch, robeco@batelco.com.bh

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please ensure that all correspondence remains polite at all
times. SHAC do not condone or support any form of harassing or threatening
behavior.

Next target
8 years ago
ROBECO INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC
=========================

Robeco hold a total of 44,168 shares in HLS. Please contact them across the
globe and let them know about Huntingdons track record with animal cruelty
and sloppy science!

SAMPLE LETTER:
====================

Dear Sir/Madam

Re: ROBECO & HLS

It has come to my attention that your coompany hold 44,168 shares in
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HL.

HLS are the world most notorious animal testing facility and have been
exposed time and time again. They were caught on film punching beagle puppies
in the face, and cutting open primates without any anesthetic. If you are in
any doubt about what goes on in the secret labs of HLS, then please read what
their own workers say, and see footage taken inside the lab itself:

WOOOHOOOO
8 years ago
Great News, after just a few demos, Dresdner Allianz have sold off their 600,000 shares in HLS this morning and given a statement to shac, so tomorrow's demo in Guildford is off. This was more than all the other shareholders combined and is a serious blow to HLS and a great boost to the shac campaign following the recent repression.
 
Still a few shareholders and other collaborators to go, so more demos to be announced soon.
Thanx to anyone who emailed!!!
new SHAC Alert with prewritten letter
8 years ago
NEW SHAREHOLDERS: DRESDER BANK & ALLIANZ
=====================================
www.shac.net
 
Dresdner Bank have recently bought nearly 600,000 shares in HLS. This is an investment of around $10 million, and is by far the largest purchase of HLS shares in recent years. HLS has managed to sell only 7% of their shares, and Dresdner now owns over half of these shares. To give you an idea of how big an investment this is, the next biggest shareholder has less than 100,000 shares.
 
Allianz have a big influence over Dresdner because they are the parent company who own them.
 
Please email Dresdner and Allianz and ask them to stop supporting animal cruelty at Huntingdon Life Sciences by selling their shares.
 
Thank-you from the animals and Good Luck!
 
Sample Letter & E-mail addresses:
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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Re: Dresdner, Allianz & Huntingdon Life Sciences
 
Dresdner Bank have recently purchased almost 600,000 shares in Huntingdon Life Sciences, Europes largest contract animal research laboratory.
 
If you are in any doubt about what goes on in the secret labs of HLS,
then please read what their own workers say, and see footage taken
inside the lab itself:
 
 
I am sure you will agree the footage taken in HLS is horrific and the workers account is utterly shameful. I hope that you can use your position to put an end to your support of the disguting cruelty at Huntingdon Life Sciences by selling your shares.
 
Yours faithfully
 

[insert your name here]
Dresdner Bank:
 
 
Allianz across the globe:
 
USA
 
 
UK
 
 
Germany
 
 
 
Holland
 
 
France
 
More ammo for you....
8 years ago
Exposed by the BUAV
1989 Huntingdon Research Centre
-now Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS)
(Europe’s largest contract testing laboratory
carrying out toxicity tests on animals)
• Shocking evidence of beagles, rats and mice
poisoned in toxicity tests for the agrochemical,
chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Substances tested included insecticides, dental
anti-plaque agents and tranquillisers.
• Animals suffering and dying after being force-
fed, injected or dosed with highly toxic
substances.
• Breaches in government codes of practice
regarding the housing and care of animals.
Beagles forced to live on bare concrete floors
with just a scattering of sawdust. No nesting
materials provided for rats or mice.
• The callous attitudes of staff responsible for the
care of these animals.
At the time, the Government dismissed the BUAV’s
concerns stating that HRC “would serve as an
excellent example to others.” Yet, seven years later,
following another undercover investigation, this
time by Channel 4 TV, members of HLS staff were
filmed shouting and hitting beagle pups (two were
subsequently convicted of cruelty to animals), whilst
others were exposed for fabricating evidence.
Hi Michelle
8 years ago
OK you just have to send them a short letter explaining to them what HLS do.
Here's an example;
Dear (whoever it is),
I am writing to you because you are a customer/supplier of HLS. I would just like to point out to you that HLS have been caught out on numerous occassions abusing animals in their 'care', falsifying data, taking and dealing drugs on the premises and even allowing dangerous animals to escape into the community.
HLS will test anything for anyone regardless of the suffering to animals and people.
Please see
http://www.shac.net/HLS/exposed.html
for evidence of their exploits.
I would politiely ask your company to dissassociate itself from this fraudulent and cruel business.
Yours...bla bla bla

You copy and paste the blocks of email addresses into the address bar and post.
DadAAAAAAA
8 years ago

No, I mean the emailing (that jams) that sends to stock holders and the like, not petitions. I don't understand how it works. I have to send them what?

Anonymous
8 years ago
5/26/07: Hartford Hospital: Pigs Aren't People. Stop Live Labs.
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:
Justin Goodman,
justin_goodman@sbcglobal.net
Detailed info about Hartford Hospital campaign:
http://www.uchckillsmonkeys.com/harthosp
Pigs As `Patients' Draws Protest
Animal Rights Activists Decry Surgical Training Program
http://www.courant.com/news/health/hc-pigrights0525.artmay25,0,592350.story?coll=hc-big-headlines-breaking

Advanced Trauma Operative  Management
http://www.harthosp.org/ATOM/index.asp
Surgery trainees/practitioners manage 14 traumatic injuries in live pigs
(right column, page 472)
http://www.uchckillsmonkeys.com/jacobs_atom_2003.pdf
U.S. Department of Agriculture documents (see page 5)
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/downloads/7023/2005/2005Connecticut.pdf

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SAMPLE LETTER & CONTACT INFO
Sample letters are prepared to give you ample background on an issue.
Try to change some words, pare down letters, and make them your own.
**DELETE ALL REFERENCES TO KINSHIP CIRCLE BEFORE SENDING**
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Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Dr. John Meehan, President and CEO
ph: 860 545-2100; email: meehan@harthosp.org

Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, Director, Trauma Program/ATOM
ph: 860 545-3112; email: ljacobs@harthosp.org

Liz Pelletier, Animal Research Facility Manager/IACUC member
ph: 860-545-3164; email: epellet@harthosp.org

Dr. Laurine Bow, Director, Research Program
email: lbow@harthosp.org

ALL EMAILS IN THIS ALERT:
meehan@harthosp.org, epellet@harthosp.org, lbow@harthosp.org,
ljacobs@harthosp.org

Dear Drs. Meehan, Bow, Jacobs and Ms. Pelletier:

I am dismayed to learn Hartford Hospital incorporates live pig labs for
surgery trainees and practitioners in its monthly Advanced Trauma Operative
Management (ATOM) program. I understand animals undergo 14 artificially
induced injuries, including traumatic puncture wounds to the bowel, bladder,
kidney, ureter, pancreas, duodenum, stomach, diaphragm, liver, inferior vena
cava, spleen and heart.   

The five pigs utilized in each 3-hour lab either die during the drills or
are destroyed upon conclusion. U.S. Department of Agriculture documents show
Hartford Hospital routinely constrains more than 100 pigs for ATOM
exercises, along with mice, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits and sheep for use in
other experiments.

I respectfully ask you to join over 95% of American medical schools that no
longer use animals in surgical training. Most Advanced Trauma Life support
courses have discarded live animal labs and the American College of Surgeons
has removed animal experimentation from its surgery curriculum.

Surgery upon distressed animals delays knowledge pertinent to human health.
While pigs and people share similar organs, each species is so diverse in
terms of its anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics -- animal
studies have endangered public safety with misleading data.

Moreover, researchers cannot separate the effects of stress hormones from
the process under analysis. Findings published in Contemporary Topics in
Laboratory Animal Science (Autumn 2004) reveal animals display quantifiable
stress reactions to routine laboratory practices. These stress effects can
influence the researcher's understanding of scientific discovery.

It is unethical to rely upon old-fashioned animal research when so many
human-applicable, non-animal methods are now available. Research from U.S.
and U.K. universities reveals a pig's intelligence level as above a
three-year-old child. Certainly, these bright, sentient creatures experience
great pain and suffering as surgical "models" confined in laboratories.

Please terminate the use of live animals in surgical courses at Hartford
Hospital. Thank you for your valuable time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Anonymous
8 years ago

Michelle,

Just click on the link to go to the site. On the right of the screen will be a space for you to fill in your info. Email address & such. It sends an automated letter. You can personalize the letter to. Thats on the left of the page.

Click on this link here....

 
Complete the following to send this message. If you have participated before, just type in your email address then submit the form.
8 years ago
I do not understand how the email works. What is it that I send them?
8 years ago

is there ever an end to insanity???  I signed.

Phyllis

Re: [Antivivisection] Email Alerts. Get emailing!
8 years ago
I signed petition. Outrageous.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Protest Hartford Hospital's Live Pig Trauma Lab

We recently learned that Hartford Hospital , in concert with the UConn School of Medicine, administers a monthly program called the Advanced Trauma Operative Management  course (ATOM). ATOM includes a 3-hour lab session during which surgery trainees and practitioners manage 14 different traumatic injuries (see right column of page 472) that are intentionally inflicted in live adult pigs. The animals must suffer through penetrating injuries such as stab wounds to numerous organs in the abdomen and chest, including the kidney, stomach, spleen and heart. Please "take action" to protest Hartford Hospital's live pig trauma lab.

Please go here to send your message

Anonymous
8 years ago
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am concerned about the welfare of animals used in the development of
Landis International agricultural products. I understand Landis contracted
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HL to conduct animal experiments within the last
year.

I respectfully ask you to join the international list of HLS customers,
suppliers, and financiers who severed ties with HLS after learning about the
lab's habitual falsification of data and animal cruelty.

HLS kills an average 500 animals each day for tests "only reliable 5-25% of
the time," one HLS record contends. Documentation from six investigations
has exposed HLS 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.
HLS also has a criminal record in the UK for failure to file company
accounts on time.

As recently as late 2005, two former HLS employees from the Beagle Unit left
their jobs distressed over the animal suffering they witnessed daily for 12
months. According to their tape-recorded testimonial, animals are
inadequately anesthetized before invasive procedures, such as painful
extraction of bone marrow from the chest bone.

Careless workers transfer blood into the wrong tubes. "One license holder
would go in and out about five times with the same needle, not hitting the
vein," the one-time employee maintains. "I saw co-workers grab [dogs] by the
scruff, shout and swear at them, swing them by the scruff and slap them."

I've personally viewed substantiated accounts of HLS technicians who kill
dogs by flooding their lungs with toxic materials meant for the animals'
stomachs. In one investigative video clip, a technician repeatedly punches a
screaming 4-month-old beagle in the face. During a supposedly post-mortem
dissection, another tech slices into the chest of a convulsing monkey.

You likely find animal abuse as unconscionable as I do. I urge you to issue
a candid statement that conveys your refusal to do business with Huntingdon
Life Sciences.

Thank you for your valuable time and consideration,

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Email Alerts. Get emailing!
8 years ago
| Blue Label

Shac and SPEAK have used email alerts as a very good tool.

How it works..

Alerts are sent out about new or returning customers, share holders, people who deal with vivisectionists and a list of addresses is supplied. Everyone emails and their computers get loaded with them. They cannot ignore it and more often than not they will sever ties just to stop the barage.

Here's the place to post any action alerts that people can participate in. They must be dated and current and will be deleted once the campaign is done.

So lets get going.....