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HLS Customer of the Week: Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals

Last week <A HREF=" http://www.shacusa.net" TARGET="_blank">SHAC USA</A> sent the below letter to Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals. We informed them that Ortho-McNeil had been leaked to activists as a recent customer/supplier of HLS and asked that, if they had since relinquished that position, they inform us by Friday, July 18th. This is the second letter Ortho-McNeil has received since May. They did not reply.

<TITLE>HLS Customer - Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals</TITLE>

<P><B>Week 1</B></P>

<P>Please contact Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals and express your disgust that they would do business with a company exposed five times for animal cruelty. Dozens of Market Makers have pulled out of HLS after week-long action alerts and tons of phone calls, emails, faxes, letters and protests from all of you around the
country. Let's show HLS customers how it's done!</P>

<B>Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals</B><BR>

<P>Seth H.Z. Fischer, President<BR>
Mike Hale, Strategic Account Director</P>


<P>1000 U.S. Highway 202 <BR>
Raritan, NJ 08869-0602<BR>
Ph. 908-218-6000<BR>
Fx. 908-575-9224<BR>
<A HREF=" http://ortho-mcneil.com" TARGET="_blank"> http://ortho-mcneil.com</A></P>


<P>22 Fieldstone Dr.<BR>
Clinton, NJ<BR>
Ph. 908-238-0283</P>

<P>Customer Communications Center<BR>
McKean and Welsh Roads<BR>
Spring House, PA 19477<BR>

<P>1105 Bancroft Ln<BR>
Morrisville, PA 19067-4590<BR>
Ph. 215-321-3780</P>

<P>2818 Windsor Hill Dr.<BR>
Windermere, FL 34786-8201<BR>
Ph. 407-294-3929<BR>
District Manager, Patrick McDaniel</P>

<P>215 Campbell Ave.<BR>
Williston Park, NY 11596-1016<BR>
Ph. 516-742-9026</P>

<P>3655 Brookside Pkwy.<BR>
Alpharetta, GA 30022-1429<BR>
Ph. 770-840-8481<BR>
Manager, Bill Gritari</P>

<P><FONT COLOR="#808080"><B>LETTER FROM SHAC USA, 7/14/03:</B></P>

<P><I>Attention: Seth H.Z. Fischer, President<BR>
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals <BR>
1000 U.S. Highway 202 <BR>
Raritan, NJ 08869-0602</P>

<P>July 14, 2003</P>

<P>Dear Mr. Fischer,</P>

<P>I write regarding your company?s affiliation with the CRO Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS)#. Our organization reports, via a website and regular newsletters, on a global effort to close the lab. As part of that endeavor, activists have conducted pressure campaigns against companies with business ties to HLS- a strategy that has proved enormously successful. We are proud to include the world?s biggest companies among the campaign?s victories, including Citibank, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, and more.</P>

<P>Recently, a list of companies with whom HLS has conducted business between 2000 and 2003 was leaked to animal rights activists. Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals was listed under the year 2000.</P>

<P>Since receiving this list, we have contacted each company to assess its current relationship to HLS. Those companies who no longer conduct business with the lab have provided us with a statement specifying that they do not currently have business ties to HLS and will not have them in the future. We have then informed campaigners of this by removing the company from our website: ( http://www.shacamerica.net/CustomerCampaign.htm).</P>

<P>Enclosed please find fact sheets detailing horrendous cruelties repeatedly exposed at HLS, and efforts to close the lab. If Ortho-McNeil no longer has any business affiliation with Huntingdon, and is in a position to assure us that this will remain the case in the future, please contact us by Friday, July 18, 2003 with a statement confirming this in writing. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your business relationship with HLS is still current. </P>

<P>We hope to resolve this issue amicably and accurately convey your company?s position to our supporters.</P>



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name correction 10.Jan.2004 09:08


the correct name for the district manager of ortho mcneil in windermere florida is patrick waldron