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GSK & anti-vivisection protests in Dresden, Germany

On September, 13th and 14th , about 100 people were demonstrating deafeningly at Dresden, Germany against animal testing and fur. The cause was the annual conference of the "Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde" (GV-SOLAS, "Society of laboratory animal science"), a meeting of 700 vivisectionists and companies like Harlan, Charles River and Taconic.
The Saturday's demonstration was a supporting action for the Escada and the SHAC Campaign. After severel speeches there was raised a hue and cry and a "die-in" in front of the Escada store. Afterwards it went on to GlaxoSmithKline.

The main reason Huntingdon Life Sciences remains open is because companies like GSK, Novartis, and Bayer pay them to torture animals. In front of the main gate was read out a statement with a very clear message for GSK: "GSK... You are a target for the international animal liberation movement. You are murdering and torturing innocent lives for profit and it will not be tolerated. 500 animals die inside HLS every single day and their blood is all over your hands. What kind of sick perverted company would test their products at a laboratory who punches beagle puppies in the face, and pores chemicals down animals throats and abuses their animals? A laboratory that captures primates from the wild and mutilates them. Why would you support a company that cruelty is so horrific that one of the laboratory workers tried to kill herself from the guilt?

You are that company GSK and you will pay the price and feel the force of the animal liberation movement".

After 7 hours of protests in Dresden City the demo finished. In the evening there was a concert for the 10 austrian activists and after a short night the demo continued on Sunday. About 70 people protested in front of the "Technical University Dresden" against the animal testing congress of the German "Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde". Companies like Charles River or Harlan make their money with harm, pain and death of non-human animals. "Blood on your Hands", "No Excuse for Animal Abuse" and "Shame on You" was shouted noisyly to the arriving attendees.

Both days were a great success. Close down HLS. Stop animal testing!

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more on: 22.Sep.2008 13:57

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