On the heels of the No New Animal Lab European Speaking Tour, advocates in DC visited the downtown office of BlackRock during the morning rush hour. BlackRock is one of Skanska USA’s top investors. The message is clear: As long as Skanska continues to lay the path for the torture and murder of thousands of animals, their financial backers are also complicit. BlackRock can divest from Skanska or use their power to influence their projects.
In case you’re hearing about this campaign for the first time, Skanska is a construction company that is building an underground animal testing lab at University of Washington. If built, it will be where dogs, cats, mice, and guinea pigs will be cut open, exposed to harmful chemicals, neglected in wire cages, and deprived of the basic freedoms we all deserve. An international grassroots campaign is fighting to stop it.
It’s up to us to make sure that this doesn’t happen. Wherever you are, there’s something you can do. Get in touch with DC Stampede or No New Animal Lab to find out how you can help. For many, it’s a matter of life and death.