Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Animal Rights Activists Target Insurance Broker

Animal Rights Activists Target Wellington Insurance Broker

Media release: Sept 20th, 2002

Animal rights activists to target Wellington insurance company as part of an international campaign against animal testing.

Wellington Animal Action is organising the first protest this Friday (Sept 20th) at Noon Location: Marsh Wellington Office Price Waterhouse Coopers Tower, 113-119 The Terrace, Wellington

Wellington Animal rights activists are joining an international campaign to shut down one of the worlds largest animal testing labs. Huntingdon Life Sciences is a multinational contract animal testing company that has been under seige from anti vivisection activists since undercover film footage exposed horrific animal cruelty inside company laboratories in New Jersey(USA) and England.

Animal rights activists are protesting today outside the Wellington Branch of Marsh Ltd, an international financial services company. Protest spokesperson Mark Eden says "Marsh offices around the world are being targeted because the company provides financial services to Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). HLS has been forced to the brink of bankruptcy by animal rights activists who have forced shareholders, banks, investors, and customers to stop doing business with HLS. Protest are being held at Marsh offices all over the world this week and I have no doubt that Marsh will eventually give in and drop its support for the most hated animal testing company in the world".

Marsh Ltd is the leading broker servicing the Chemical and Life Sciences Industries including the notorious vivisection laboratory, Huntingdon Life Sciences. HLS is Europe's biggest contract animal testing company. 500 animals die every day in horrific experiments in HLS laboratories. There is an international campaign to close down HLS, and here in New Zealand we are demanding that Marsh NZ tell its head office to stop supporting animal abusers.

Huntingdon Life Sciences is Europe's largest contract animal testing laboratory and ranks as one of the largest in the world. HLS is a company based in the United Kingdom where it operates two laboratory sites. Additionally HLS runs another laboratory facility in New Jersey, USA, called the Princeton Research Center. Everyday 500 animals die a horrible death after being slowly poisoned. At any one point there are over 70,000 animals in the HLS labs suffering a fate worse than death, including over 1,000 dogs, 200 cats, 1,000 monkeys, 4,000 guinea pigs, 2,000 rabbits, 3,000 birds, 4,000 fish, and countless farms animals and rodents. HLS specialises in testing the toxicity of agrochemical, GMOs, food colorings, adhesives, washing powders, and various pharmaceutical products.

Wellington Animal Action, PO Box 6387, Wellington, Phone 385 6728

For more information on the international campaign go to http://www.shac.net or http://www.shacusa.net

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election