[IMC-UK-Features] Feature Proposal: Novartis CEO's Hunting Lodge Destroyed

Anti-speciesist antispeciesist at riseup.net
Wed Aug 5 20:12:36 PDT 2009

I wouldn't usually propose features for the latest direct action against
HLS associates, but this action has dominated the news, therefore is
genuine, and is one of the largest actions against HLS for a while.

Controversial I know, but it suits Indymedia very well I think - "we
acknowledge that the struggle for a better world takes many forms".

For; Animal liberation and SHAC topic pages (not frontpage)
Region; World


In an act of direct action against top Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS)
customer Novartis, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Vasella
had his hunting lodge in the town of Bach, in Tyrol, Austria, destroyed by
fire (see photos). The Militant Forces Against HLS (MFAH) claimed
responsibility for the arson, in an anonymous communique, calling on
Vasella to sever all ties with HLS. A spokesperson for Novartis said he
has now decided to sell the property.

The militant group reported that Vasella butchers animals at HLS, Europe’s
largest and most exposed vivisection laboratory, through contracts made
with Novartis, as well as butchering animals in his own private hunting
estate. The MFAH formed in April this year and have targeted HLS customers
in France, Germany, Belgium and now Austria. They are relatively unknown
and adhere to no guidelines, although are affiliated with the Animal
Liberation Front (ALF).


Anti-speciesist / Shactivist
(formally Animal Rep)

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