Thu Jan 27 2005 Local Vendor Threatens to End Relationship with HLS labs
Quantum Analytics — based in the Bay Area — has been leasing analytical instrumentation that Huntingdon Life Sciences (a vivisection firm that kills over 500 animals a day, testing chemicals, medical drugs like Viagra, and household products) needs to perform basic lab services. Leaked documents show not only what has been rented by HLS, but the increasingly tumultuous relationship between HLS and Quantum as the lab cannot pay its bills. Emails shooting back and forth between the US and the UK document the tardiness by HLS and the frustration of Quantum. On several occasions Quantum has threatened to pull the plug on their agreement, and now Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) activists are seeking to convince Quantum to follow through on the threats and sever their relationship with HLS.