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SHUT DOWN HLS. Get Media Out for December 1!

Instead of punishing the puppy-killers this week by means of phone, email, fax, and physical demonstrations - we are instead encouraging you to help us get the word out to local media outlets about the plight of the animals inside of HLS, and what we are all going to do to stop it next weekend.
SHUT DOWN HLS.  Get Media Out for December 1!
SHUT DOWN HLS. Get Media Out for December 1!
HELP GET MEDIA ATTENTION FOR DECEMBER 1ST!


Listed below is the contact information for the press, TV, Wire, and Weeklies that urgent reminders about the schedule of events, the contact information, and the newsworthiness of the cause and the events.

HLS hates media attention as it always references their financial crisis, shoddy record for research, animal cruelty exposes, and how damaged they are by our relentless and effective activism.

All it takes is a couple minutes!

And have a happy vegan Thanksgiving from all of us at SHACUSA!


Sample Letter: (notice how it is very concise and polite - they like this.) Although please write your own if you can.
Star Ledger
Attn: Matt Riley

Dear Mr. Riley,

Hundreds of screaming protestors, nationally renowned civil rights and animal rights speakers, and horribly grisly video footage of animal cruelty will be the centerpiece to New Jersey's Thanksgiving weekend.

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, the controversial and highly effective animal protection organization, has organized a National Demonstration for December 1st in East Millstone New Jersey (on Mettlers Rd. at 11AM) The protest is against Huntingdon Life Sciences, the notorious animal-testing lab, and that is celebrating its 50th birthday that day. In that 50 years over 9 million animals including dogs, monkeys, cats, rabbits, birds, and mice have died for caramel food coloring, weedkillers, and coffee sweeteners.

SHAC has organized the following list of activities that the press is fully welcome at.

  • November 30th: 6PM - 9:30PM, Clarion Hotel, 2055 Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ 08817
    An Evening of Speakers including, Bobby Seale (60s radical and founder of the Black Panther Party), Rod Coronado (a convicted Animal Liberation Front activist), Brenda Shoss (President of one the most effective letter writing services for animal protection) and a surprise guest speaker! The speakers are to address what it means to be an activist.

  • December 1st: 11AM - Colonial Park, Pine Grove Picnic Area, Mettlers Road, East Millstone NJ 08875 National Demonstration Against HLS Hundreds of protestors from every part of the country will show up to let HLS have it. Strong visuals will be on hand. National Animal Protection leaders will address the rally. Publicity stunts are likely.
Please visit www.december1.net or www.shacamerica.net for more information.

Thanks and I hope to see you there!

Signed

_____________________


NEWSPAPERS

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The Star Ledger
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One Star Ledger Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102-1200

Letters to the Editor:
Phone: (973) 392-4040
Email: eletters@starledger.com

Somerset County: Bureau Chief (where HLS is located)
Gail Jones

Phone: (908) 429 9925
Fax: (908) 685 1037
Email: somerset@starledger.com

Managing Editor (In charge of what stories are covered on Sundays and
Mondays)
Fran Dauth

Phone: (973) 392 1536
Email: fdauth@starledger.com

Managing Editor, News (Oversees all breaking news coverage)
Rick Everett

Phone: (973) 392 1760
Email: reverett@starledger.com

Editorial Manager (Responsible for all editorials)
Jim Willse

Phone: (973) 392 4127
Email: jwillse@starledger.com

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Home News Tribune
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35 Kennedy Blvd
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Main Phone: (732) 246 ? 5500

News Tips: hntmetro@thnt.com

Editors

Editor
W. Raymond Ollwerther

Phone: 732.565.7210
Email: wro@thnt.com

Managing Editor
Charles Paolino

Phone: (732) 565 7315
Email: cpaolino@thnt.com

News Editor
Todd Bell

Phone: (732) 565 7253
Email: toddbell@thnt.com

Assistant Metro Editor
Ken Cocuzzo

Phone: (732) 565 7257
Email: kcocuzzo@thnt.com

Assistant Metro Editor
Deborah Loftus

Phone: (732) 565 7264
Email: dloftus@thnt.com

Assistant Metro Editor
Craig Turpin

Phone: (732) 565 7251
Email: cturpin@thnt.com

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New York Times
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To send comments and suggestions (about news coverage only) nytnews@nytimes.com or leave a message at 1-888-NYT-NEWS.

The Editors
executive-editor@nytimes.com
managing-editor@nytimes.com

The Newsroom
news-tips@nytimes.com


TELEVISION

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News 12 New Jersey
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P.O. Box 6558
Edison, N.J. 08837
Phone: (732) 346 3200
Fax: (732) 417 5155
Email: news12nj@news12.com
For coverage of news stories:
Assignment Editors Assignment Desk: 732-346-3270
(Virna Tavarez, Bill Gillen, Michael Barbella, Kathleen Wells)


WEEKLY PAPERS

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The Citizen
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Phone: (732) 727 2000
Fax: (732) 727 1880

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North Brunswick Central Post
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Phone: (732) 254 7000
Fax: (732) 329 9286

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The Rutgers Daily Targum
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Phone: (732) 932 7051
Fax: (732) 246 7299


WIRE SERVICES

Associated Press Trention
Fax: (609) 392 3525

Associated Press Newark
Fax: (973) 643 2526

Reuters
Fax: (212) 859 1717

homepage: homepage: http://www.december1.net/