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ACTION ALERT!! CALL-IN DAY AGAINST HLS!

Call Fortress during the week of action and ask them to stop funding
animal torture:

UK: 0207 290 5600
USA: 1-877-632-7242, 1-800-599-2347 or 1-800-435-6285 (Toll free in US)

Call American General Financial Services (fully owned by Fortress)
Corporate Line: 1-888-243-2897
Loan Application Line: 1-877-632-7242
Loan Verification Line: 1-800-453-2017

Call CW Financial (fully owned by Fortress)
Micahel D. Berman - President and CEO:781.707.9300
Jeffrey Goodman - Executive Vice President and COO:781.707.9311
Link to all Loan Officers Numbers:
 http://www.cwcapital.com/Contact/Pages/Default.aspx
SHAC Financial Focus Week of Action - Day 2:

Call-in and E-mail Day of Action Keeping the pressure on financial
supporters of Huntingdon Life Sciences, attention turns Fortress
Investment Group and all the pies it has its dirty fingers in.

Who is Fortress?

In 2006 the Fortress Investment Group entered into a "secret"
arrangement with Huntingdon Life Sciences, and loaned them $70 million. If
Fortress had not loaned them $70m, HLS would have closed in 2006. If
they were to withdraw their loan now, it is highly likely HLS would be forced to
close. If ever there was a time for action, it is now. If ever there was a vital
target it is Fortress.

More info:  http://www.shac.net/action/fortress/index.html

Portland Targets:

Recently, Fortress bought out both American General Financial Services (AG)
and CW Financial Services, making these companies subsidiaries of Fortress
Investment Group.

Every dollar of profit they make is money that belongs to Fortress. It is
the money that Fortress used to loan HLS. It is the money that HLS uses to
conduct its horrendous business of animal exploitation. It is blood
money, pure and simple. We must stop it where it starts.

It starts with companies like AG and CW Financial Services. Their complicity
must end.

More information on Financial Focus Week From SHAC UK:

"As part of the Global 'Financial Focus' week of action against HLS'
lifeline lender, Fortress Investment Group. During the week of Monday
20th - 26th September we are calling for all activists and compassionate
people everywhere to organize demos, phone calls and emails against HLS'
lifeline lender, Fortress Investment Group, and all associated,
including shareholders - Nomura, Legg Mason, Bank Of America and Sankaty
Advisors and other subsidiary companies owned by Fortress across the
world like, Intrawest, Rail America, GateHouse Media, CW Capital and
many more.

For more information, see:

 http://www.shac.net/action/fortress/targets/index.html

Where there are targets across the world that all make up the web of
financial support.

Fortress is vital to HLS' survival, who are still millions of dollars
in debt and are struggling to stay afloat. Since the recent buyout of
HLS at the end of last year, HLS are now in even more debt - totalling
well over $100million. Fortress themselves are also in heavy financial
trouble due to the recession - so now is a great time to ask them to
recall HLS' loan of $70 million plus!

This is the company that, when HLS had no other financial options left
in the world, bailed them out with a multi-million dollar loan. This is
the company that, when later exposed as the life support of HLS, lied to
SHAC and pretended they had stopped the loan. And this is the company
that, while HLS hit rock bottom last year - have agreed to extend the
loan and give them another helping hand out of closure.

Remember, without this loan, HLS could not have stayed open these past
years - and if it was recalled, they could not stay open in the future.
Since Fortress bailed out HLS in 2006, over 600,000 animals have been
tortured and died inside HLS.

More information and global targets can be found at:

www.shac.net/action/fortress/index.html

For the animals, see you on the streets!"



Pick-up the Phone and Call Now:

If you can not attend a demo against one of many Fortress targets
across the world, then please do contact Fortress and associated
companies during this week of action, together we can put pressure on
these companies - more details below.

Call Fortress during the week of action and ask them to stop funding
animal torture:

UK: 0207 290 5600
USA: 1-877-632-7242, 1-800-599-2347 or 1-800-435-6285 (Toll free in US)

Call American General Financial Services (fully owned by Fortress)
Corporate Line: 1-888-243-2897
Loan Application Line: 1-877-632-7242
Loan Verification Line: 1-800-453-2017

Call CW Financial (fully owned by Fortress)
Micahel D. Berman - President and CEO:781.707.9300
Jeffrey Goodman - Executive Vice President and COO:781.707.9311
Link to all Loan Officers Numbers:
 http://www.cwcapital.com/Contact/Pages/Default.aspx

About Making Phone Calls:
Phone call protesting is a very effective campaigning tactic. All you
have to do is make a quick phone call to the companies supporting HLS
and ask them to justify their involvement in animal cruelty and
scientific fraud. You have every right to call Huntingdon and their
customers and suppliers and question them about their obscene practices.

If you are at all concerned about companies like HLS being able to find
out who you are, then it is better to make calls from a public phone
using *67 before every number you call to protect your privacy. This
does not mean we are encouraging you to make a different sort of phone
call than you would from home, but we know some people wish to remain
anonymous for instance because of
their job.

Never underestimate how important these calls are. Many companies that
have dealt with Huntingdon have ditched them due to the calls they have
received from members of the public voicing their concerns and talking
to their staff. Every single call counts.

Please note that SHAC does not encourage repetitive, rude or threatening
phone calls and emails. Please make your point politely.

Stay Tuned:
Keep up to date on the campaign to shut down Huntingdon Life Sciences by
visiting: www.shac.net and sign-up for their email action alerts at:
 https://lists.riseup.net/www/subscribe/shac-uk


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Disclaimer and Information:

The details in this action alert are provided for information purposes
only, and
should not be used for any illegal activities as defined by the jurisdiction
you live in. SHAC does not support or encourage any form of harassment;
nothing
in this alert has the purpose of inciting such behavior, and we request that
all communications are kept polite.



For general information on the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Science,

please visit the website www.shac.net