Statement from SHAC USA.
We all knew
it would happen some day :-) The SHAC USA office was raided by
the FBI this week. In the midst of moving to our new office location,
about 20 FBI agents and a search warrant came in and carted off
a few computers and other items. But rest assured, we are now
settled into our new office location and up and running!! Even
with their most dramatic efforts, the Feds are still always one
Well, we wish
them fun times in combing through our stuff. In the meantime,
it's business as usual and there's a campaign to be won - and
we are more eager than ever to win it! As of Monday we will have
a new office number and can be reached at: 609.936.8422.
Let this latest
turn of events be a jolt of caffine for the campaign and the animal
rights movement. This raid is the clearest sign yet that the HLS
campaign is being effective - even moreso than we may have thought.
Rather than being derailed, we are driven by even more injustice
against which to fight. Not only are the animals at HLS under
attack, but our own activists. It's time to pull together even
more than before, resist this criminalization of dissent, and
finish the hellhole that is HLS off for good! Today activists
will remember the animals imprisoned in laboratories with protests
at HLS and director's homes as part of World Week for Animals
If you'd like
to help SHAC USA out, we welcome donations to replace some lost
office equipment, and to cover legal fees. Checks and money orders
can be made out to SHAC USA and mailed to P.O. Box 22398, Philadelphia,
PA, 19110. Also, please forward us the names of any sympathetic
lawyers; help us complete a kick ass legal team to squash this
bug of an investigation.
keep angry, and keep your heads up. Remember, if you are visited
by the FBI, or any other authority, YOU DO NOT NEED TO TALK TO
THEM. Tell them firmly that you have nothing to say and to go
away. Say it over and over again as many times as necessary until
they do. You do not even need to open the door unless they have
a search warrant. If you are visited, please contact SHAC USA
at 609.936.8422 or 888.354.2435 for support. And remember, whether
they have a warrant or not - NO MATTER WHAT - YOU DO NOT NEED
TO SAY *ANYTHING* TO THEM.
Now more than
ever, SMASH HLS.
For the animals,