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Washington Mutual Fund Human/Animal Cruelty

by indyshac Thursday, Oct. 06, 2005 at 1:52 AM

America’s supposedly hippest Bank has been caught (blood) red-handed investing in Huntingdon Life Sciences, HLS. HLS tests drugs like Vioxx, artificial sweeteners like Splenda, cigarette smoke, pesticides, and food colorings "safe" on animals - while humans die as a result of the ill-effects of these products. Visit www.insidehls.com for more info... The ‘home of the free checking’ was also the home of guilt-free cruelty… until now. The Washington Mutual Group of Funds [High Yield Fund] holds 188,430 shares in Life Sciences Research (LSRI – OTCBB) which is the generically catchy holding company for HLS! Washington Mutual invests people’s hard-earned money in HLS without their disclosing the scope and nature of this business they are financially supporting. In early September SHAC USA Inc sent WaMu formal letters notifying WaMu executives and Fund managers of this possibly tragic oversight. Weeks have gone by with nary a response.

Washington Mutual Fu...
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Animal cruelty isn’t just for the conservative

banks anymore. By putting hip face on its

investment in a lab criminally exposed for

punching beagle puppies, WaMu has signaled that

it is no different than any other conventional

firm when it comes to making money at whatever

cost to the earth, the animals, and our humanity.

No amount of catchy slogans, market-tested color

schemes, and innovative teller layouts can mask

the cruelty to animals WaMu signs off on at HLS

by holding this fund.

Like all other banks though, WaMu can and should

follow the precedent set by so many other world

wide financial institutions that have seen the

ethical error of their ways and publicly divested

from the lab. With a pledge to never again

support the HLS criminal enterprise, WaMu can

serve as positive example to a business community

weary of Huntingdon’s future that compassion and

capital can intertwine. Through public protest,

closed accounts, negative publicity, and that

‘personal touch’ the international SHAC campaign

is famous for – getting one of HLS’s biggest and

most well known investors out of the picture.

================================

IF YOU ONLY CONTANT ONE PERSON:

================================

Washington Mutual Group of Funds is managed by

Gary Pokrzywinski. Gary will determine the fate

of HLS with WaMu and he needs to hear from you!

Please send him polite, but deeply informative

emails about what Huntingdon does, the dangers

they pose, and the controversy it carries. While

polite, emails need not spare Gary the gruesome

details of past investigations and the current

daily death toll made possible by investors like

WaMu.

Gary.Pokrzywinski@wamu.net - Senior Portfolio

Manager

[www.wamu.com/wmgroupoffunds/]



LIST OF ALL EMAILS:

Gary.Pokrzywinski@wamu.net, William.Papesh@wamu.net, Charles.Averill@wamu.net, Daniel.Coleman@wamu.net, Philip.Foreman@wamu.net, Richard.Helm@wamu.net, Michael.Meighan@wamu.net, Scott.Peterson@wamu.net, Gary.Pokrzywinski@wamu.net, David.Simpson@wamu.net, Craig.Sosey@wamu.net, Stephen.Spencer@wamu.net, Nicole.Verbrugghe@wamu.net, Randall.Yoakum@wamu.net, John.Friedl@wamu.net, adrian.rodriguez@wamu.net, alan.gulick@wamu.net, amy.wolf-whittome@WAMU.NET, andrew.laplante@wamu.net, ann.fortunato@wamu.net, ann-marie.howser@wamu.net, aaron.kelman@wamu.net, beverly.jeffcoat@wamu.net, bonnie.benado@wamu.net, carol.abramczyk@wamu.net, carol.hoban@wamu.net, carolyn.ponz@wamu.net, colleen.martin@wamu.net, connie.hopkins@wamu.net, connie.pierce@wamu.net, danl.pierce@wamu.net, darcy.donahoe-wilmot@wamu.net, david.kuhlmann@wamu.net, denise.barnes@wamu.net, derek.aney@wamu.net, diana.johnson@wamu.net, doug.wisdorf@wamu.net,iris.glaze@wamu.net, jacqueline.madera@wamu.net, janet.greenawalt@wamu.net, jennifer.olvera@wamu.net, Jennifer.stai@wamu.net, jerry.fischkes@wamu.net, john.e.moore@wamu.net, john.schuldt@wamu.net, jocelyn.sorondo@wamu.net, judith.daniel@wamu.net, karen.gibson@wamu.net, kay.simons@wamu.net, kim.ghasemi@wamu.net, laura.s.jones@wamu.net, libby.hutchinson@wamu.net, linda.howard@wamu.net, loida.claveria@wamu.net, lotus.lou@wamu.net, mary.kelley@wamu.net, nalva.cuenca@wamu.net, nancy.cinieri@wamu.net, olivia.riley@wamu.net, richard.bradbury@wamu.net, missy.cousino@wamu.net, naomi.riffle@wamu.net, nova.barnett@wamu.net, patsy.miles@wamu.net, rebecca.udman@wamu.net, richard.bradbury@wamu.net, rita.lizano@wamu.net, ruthanne.king@wamu.net, sally.moore@wamu.net, samantha.desatnik@wamu.net, Sandra.Chater@wamu.net, sara.gaugl@wamu.net, sela.finau@wamu.net, shane.winn@wamu.net, sheri.pollock@wamu.net, tara.williams@wamu.net, terry.cook@wamu.net, thomas.capaldi@wamu.net, timothy.mcgarry@wamu.net, whitney.siegel@wamu.net, william.madey@wamu.net, investor.relations@wamu.net, newsroom@wamu.net

=================

WHERE TO WRITE

=================

ATTN: Gary Pokrzywinski

WM Group of Funds

1100 Investment Boulevard, Suite 200

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

General inquiries

Washington Mutual

Attn: General Inquiries

1201 3rd Ave.

Seattle, WA 98101

Washington Mutual

8880 Freedom Crossing Trail

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Washington Mutual

P.O. Box 3139

Milwaukee, WI 53201-3139



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FUN WITH PHONES:

* So many toll free numbers, so little time!

WM Financial Services: (800) 331.3426

Consumer loan customer service: (888) 800.8738

Consumer loan applications: Tel: (800) 933.3590

Media relations: (800) 288.9268

Investor relations: (206) 461.3187

Education loan applications: (800) 433.2476

Washington Mutual Insurance Services: (800)

685.9551c

Washington Mutual Fund:

800-222-5852 Customer Service Representative: Press Option 3 Available Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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