First of all came the Indymedia post:-
SHUT DOWN HLS !
Shut down HLS ! | 06.10.2009 07:51 | Animal Liberation
News has reached campaigners opposed to the death factory that is Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) of an new expansion of their current facility.
We will never allow it to open.
Disheartened by the failure of the SHAC campaign a small group of activists devoted to animal welfare regardless of the costs to ourselves have investigated the HLS company, what we have discovered is both shocking and disgusting.
Despite the claims that HLS is failing or is in financial trouble the opposite is true. This year they have won twelve new animal testing contracts all of which have not been publicised to prevent actions by animal lovers and their revenue in 2010 is expected to grow to £340 million, up from about £145 million this year, profits are expected to reach nearly £104 million, profits gained on the deaths and suffering of other brothers and sisters. This money is earmarked to firstly pay of their current debts, they will be debt free by March 2010 and to build a new expanded testing facility at an undisclosed location. construction has already started so we urge anybody in the immediate area to look out for new large scale construction facilities, we will continue to try and get further information via our ongoing investigation.
WE WILL NOT LET THIS BE BUILT
Up until now HLS has got off lightly, the current SHAC campaign although good intentioned has failed, it's most committed members imprisoned and its effectiveness compromised by simply repeating what has failed in the past. We will not be organising A to B marches, we will not be running fluffy stalls on the high street .
We do not want your money, we seek no donations, we do not have a facebook page, we have no website, we have no bank account.
We want only your moral support and your love. Where SHAC has failed, we will succeed.
Shut down HLS !
Then our favorite Loon writes this:-
SHAC is not a failure
Good luck with your campaign to close HLS but SHAC is not a failure. So what if HLS is expanding, SHAC already knew that by the way, the campaign continues.
For those wanting to be involved, contact SHAC here
Main e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then an Indymedia moderator posts this:-
" SHUT DOWN HLS ! (439264)
by Shut down HLS ! " - disinfo
Apparently, a new AR group has emerged. It's called 'Shut down HLS !' -
but, you can't join it because:
"We do not want your money, we seek no donations, we do not have a
facebook page, we have no website, we have no bank account."
In fact the chances are that its not a real group at all, its a thinly
veiled attack on SHAC, and despite it being hidden almost immediately, it
seems that SHAC members have nothing to do but scour the hiddens on the
Thus we have three comments, and not everyone knows how to post a comment
to a hidden thread.
within 40 minutes of the original post, 'Lynn Sawyer' apparently responded:
SHUT DOWN HLS ! (439264) (Hidden) [ edit | All comments for this article ]
SHAC is not a failure (234087) by: Lynn Sawyer
3 hours later 'Mark' responded:
Lynn Sawyer (234096) by: Mark, once of SHAC in Manchester
and 3 minutes thereafter, SHAC declared themselves "the nationally
recognised campaign to close HLS" urging people not to work with a
non-existant campaign that they can't join anyway - because it only wants
Not authorised (234097) by: SHAC
Note the *sigh* indymedia are as sick of SHAC as SHACWATCH is!
BTW there is also a 'SHACWATCH' post - this time by one of our independent SHACWATCHERS - keep up the good work ALL!