(1) Check out the new and improved SHAC USA website! Newly designed and ever-improving, SHACAmerica.net brings you the hottest, most smashing, and latest breaking news from around the country.
While you're there, subscribe to the new SHAC USA e-Newsletter to get montly mini-newsletters sent directly to your inbox while you wait with baited breath for our paper newsletter in the mail.
(2) We are pleased to announce a huge victory the SHAC Customer Campaign. Global giant Merck has abandoned HLS and released the following statement:
"We hereby state as follows: Merck KGaA has no plans to be an HLS customer in the future which plans apply to Merck KGaA globally as well as to Merck´s subsidiaries globally.
According to our phone-conversation on last Friday this statement will effect that Merck KGaA will be delisted from any shac-list globally.
Yours sincerely Merck KgaA"
Meanwhile, actions continue around the globe against remaining customers. During, and since, World Week for Animals In Labs we've seen a huge increase in the number of actions against HLS customers. Check out the reports at SHACAmerica.net. No recent actions in your area? Get out there and get your protest on!!
(3) Happy Memorial Day! Next week kicks off a National Week of Home Demonstrations!! Activists nationwide will be kicking off summer at the homes of local HLS supporters. Check it out at http://www.shacamerica.net/home/index.htm and organize a visit in your area! Send write ups to SHAC! Happy summer!