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The following mail was recieved by me:<br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">International e-mail action to close down Europe's<br><br>
biggest primate center, BPRC<br><br><br><br>
Target: **********<br><br>
When: Friday 11 April 2003<br><br>
How: Send ABN-AMRO an e-mail to let them know what you<br><br>
think of their support towards BPRC<br><br><br><br>
More info:<br><br><br><br>
ABN AMRO SUPPORTS ANIMAL CRUELTY<br><br><br><br>
The Biomedical Primate Research Center (BPRC) in<br><br>
Rijswijk is the biggest primate center in Europe. The<br><br>
center keeps around 1500 monkeys, amongst them rhesus<br><br>
macaques, marmosets, doeroecoeli's, squirrel monkeys<br><br>
and chimpanzees. These monkeys are being used for<br><br>
research in immunology, parasitology, neurological<br><br>
disorders, virology and xeno transplantation. Day in<br><br>
day out these monkeys are tortured in the name of<br><br>
science! And all of these research results are pretty<br><br>
much invalidated by the fact that they are monkeys and<br><br>
not humans. There are many examples of drugs which<br><br>
were promoted on the market as being safe but caused<br><br>
horrific side effects when people started using them.<br><br>
Every year millions of Euros go to the vivisection<br><br>
industry but of every Euro only 0.3- cents goes to<br><br>
research into alternatives. The old-guard of<br><br>
scientists desperately tries to cling on to their old<br><br>
and cheaper methods. The tests in the BPRC are cruel<br><br>
and useless. We demand the closure of this monkey<br><br>
hell!<br><br><br><br>
ABN AMRO is by far the biggest business bank of the<br><br>
Netherlands. Almost every company with sales of over a<br><br>
million Euros is doing business with this bank. Also<br><br>
the BPRC has an account with the ABN AMRO and they<br><br>
take care of their financial business. This is not the<br><br>
first time ABN AMRO is investing in dodgy companies.<br><br>
Recently they invested in the English INSYS GROUP, a<br><br>
producer of cluster bombs and anti-tank mines amongst<br><br>
other things. These bombs and mines are causing<br><br>
thousands of deaths each year all over the world. In<br><br>
March 2002 even the Dutch government raised questions<br><br>
about this investment. Before this the ABN AMRO<br><br>
invested in the construction of oil palm plantations<br><br>
in Indonesia, which meant rainforests were burned down<br><br>
and clear felled. Indigenous people, tigers,<br><br>
orangutans and rhinos are now threatened with<br><br>
extinction because they are losing their natural<br><br>
habitat. After a campaign by Milieudefensie,' (the<br><br>
Dutch Friends of the Earth) ABN AMRO promised to<br><br>
subject their finances to very strict criteria. The<br><br>
motto of ABN AMRO is, "respecting human rights and<br><br>
the environment is an integral part of responsible<br><br>
social behavior and corporate citizenship. We are<br><br>
accountable for our actions and open about them." We<br><br>
think their motto is some kind of a sick joke!<br><br><br><br>
Cancel your account at the ABN AMRO bank and tell them<br><br>
why. Make sure your money is not being invested in<br><br>
projects that destroy the earth and it's inhabitants.<br><br>
Open an account with a bank that is doing business in<br><br>
a socially responsible way.<br><br><br><br>
BPRC HAS TO CLOSE, BPRC WILL CLOSE!<br><br><br><br>
More info:<br><br>
Actioncampaign Koen<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><a href="http://www.bprcmoetdicht.org" target="_blank">http://www.bprcmoetdicht.org</a></span><br><br><br><br>
The full message can be seen via my homepage.
 
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