North American Animal Liberation Press Office
21044 Sherman Way # 211
Canoga Park, CA 91302
For Immediate Release
April 25, 2005
Huntingdon Laboratories Supplier Attacked by Animal Liberation Front
Torrance, CA: The Animal Liberation Front (ALF) issued a communiqué
April 21st in which it claims to have attacked a supplier for Huntingdon
Life Sciences (HLS), a laboratory notorious for animal cruelty
violations. The home and automobiles of Flora Sadeghi, CFO of Phenomenex in
Torrance, were reportedly defaced with paint, according to the communiqué
received by the Press Office. Phenmenex has been supplying equipment
used on animals to HLS for many years.
Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) has been exposed in five separate
undercover investigations to openly abuse animals, killing 500 per day
testing such products as oven cleaners and pesticides. HLS is a contract
testing company with facilities in the United Kingdom and New Jersey. Its
suppliers and customers have been under unrelenting attack by animal
advocates for the last 3 years, driving them to near-bankruptcy.
The communiqué reads, in part:
"On behalf of all the lab animals tortured at HLS, garage doors and 3
cars including a brand new jag were spray painted at the home of an HLS
Supplier, Flora Sadeghi, the CFO of Phenomenex in Torrance,CA. They
supply animal torture equipment to the animal killers inside HLS. Your
nice new jag parked in front of 20 Santa Cantalina Drive in Ranchos Palos
Verdes, CA isn't so nice anymore.
Flora, we give you 7 days to drop HLS! This is just the beginning, we
know where you sleep at night! ALF"
A spokesperson for Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) stated "While
we do not condone breaking the law, it is clear the passion of some
animal defenders will hold those accountable that make animal torture a
reality in places like HLS". For more information on the SHAC campaign
against HLS cruelty, visit www.shacamerica.net.