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How to Mess with Timber Companies (or any corporation for that matter)

no summary-read on lazy ones~
I think the SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty) campaign has some good ideas. Whether or not
you agree with their ideology, they have been sucessful in getting juts about every company that
does business with Huntington Life Sciences to quit. Why? Unending stream of harrassment, phone calls,
faxes, emails to the company account, merchandise ordered to the company, subscribing the companies
email accounts to about.com lists etc. The list goes on. Here is an example of a strategy? They
call it "puppy Killer of the Week". Now, you can apply this to any company-timber companies, biotechnology,
shitty landlords, etc.

Here it is and think about applying these very sucessful tactics to your campaign.
This was posted specifically in response to the forest campaign post which encourgaed people
to call Zip-O Mills in Eugene. If they can't recive calls and do business because everyone that is calling is
harrassing them, then perhaps that will have some impact on whether they feel OK not canceling Fall Creek.

Some ideas from  http://www.shacusa.net

WHAT IS THE PUPPY KILLER OF THE WEEK?
Every week a different company or individual associated with HLS is singled out to receive
phone, email, and fax blockades from anti-HLS campaigners around the country. Many
companies have severed their ties with HLS after being the Puppy Killer of the Week due to
the sheer volume of calls, emails, and faxes from supporters calling, emailing, and faxing
repeatedly. So forward this everywhere and play your part in closing HLS! If you'd like to do
a disruption, demo, or other action against the Puppy Killer of the Week, go right ahead!

CALLING TIPS:

Take advantage of pay phones! Especially with Toll Free Numbers!

**** Get a black fax to send here (or you can just use a black piece of paper and give your
target's fax machine a run for its money...or ink!):
 http://www.animaldefenseleague.com/cgi-bin/mail.html
you will need acrobat reader to download this. get it for free here:
 http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

**** A great way to block the number that you are calling/faxing from is to dial *67
BEFORE you dial the number. Great for sending black faxes! (Unfortunately doesn't work
for 800 numbers)

Also...an idea suggested by one of our supporters:
I have discovered a toll-free and easy way to keep your targets' phone
lines blocked up. Comedy Central Inc. has a new television show about
prank phone calls, entitled Crank Yankers. On the Crank Yankers
homepage (which can be accessed directly through
www.comedycentral.com) is a tool called 'Crank-A-Friend.' All you do is
enter the target's phone number, name, e-mail address, and then your
own name and e-mail address (which can just be made up for discretion).
Within seconds, an irritatingly long phone call will arrive at the phone
number you specified. It is free to use, legal, and you can drive HLS and
their allies crazy with it, especially if done in unison.

EMAIL TIPS:

After a campaign starts against a partner company of HLS, e-mail accounts that are targeted
by SHAC are being blocked. Here is a "work around" that some supporters will find helpful.


Go to the company Web site and use the "contact us" button. Use an *asterisk* (shift + 8)
to fill in the required fields . An *asterisk* is a "wild card" and the computer form sees it as
text. Type or paste message in the comment area and send.

They won't block their company account because they need the business from the web. We
can flood their customer e-mail and it's legal.

ALSO...

Some companies have put filters on their email systems that direct email with HLS related
terms directly to the trash. Try taking out words like "HLS", "Huntingdon Life Sciences,"
"SHAC," "Animal Cruelty," etc.

**** For auto e-mailing, that uses encryption devices that masks who you are:
 http://www.animaldefenseleague.com/cgi-bin/mail.html