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POM Wonderful and Phenomenex Demo Recap

by FACT Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006 at 10:28 PM

Demo Recap of Phenomenex and POM Wonderful

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On Friday August 4th and Sunday August 6th a dedicated group of 25 or so

California activists protested the juice company, POM Wonderful, for a

weekend of action against killing and torturing animals for juice. In order

to make health claims about pomegranate juice, POM resorted to funding

experiments where scientists temporarily lowered brain oxygen levels and

brain blood flow in newborn mice then forced their mothers to drink water

mixed with pomegranate concentrate amongst other cruel test to rabbits and

other animals. In response, we took it to the front doors of POM's

executives to let them know what we thought of their "health claims".

Activists love parties and when we heard POM wonderful was hosting

their company luau in Malibu on Friday we felt it was a good time to

swing by and let everyone there know what we and that the rest of the world

thought about the killing of animals for juice. But first we had to swing by

Doctor Harley Liker's private medical clinic. Harley Liker is the medical

director for POM wonderful and the person responsible for the killing of

these animals through crazy experiments. The businesses surrounding his posh

3rd floor Beverly Hills office were not only interested but supportive of

our presence, including several doctors and a mom and daughter team who

stopped to help us hand out information. We tried to speak with Harley

before and after our protest but he said he was to busy. We hope that next

time he won't be to busy when we swing by his house to chat.

After visiting Harley Liker, several cars of activists then made their way

over to the company luau. Despite activists being physical assaulted by

employee's and private security guards, POM did nothing but give us the

motivation to visit them at their homes on Sunday. Thanks for a POM

Wonderful picnic!!!

We told them we'd be at their houses and if they didn't believe us

Friday, they do now. Bright and early Sunday morning our dedicated

and always expanding group met up and headed to the Santa Monica house of

POM's President of Corporate Communications, Fiona Possell. Fiona is the

person who tells the world what POM what's us to hear. Fiona was not home

but her husband was. Mr. Possell did not enjoy our presence and let us know

by charging at activists with a fireplace poker. When he realized his

attempted assault was caught on tape he quickly retreated back into his


Next up was Denise Bonder who is the director of Human Resources for POM's

parent company Roll International. It was a pleasure to interrupt her quiet

Sunday morning. The kids bikes were out and her husband was enjoying

the sun in his front yard until he turned to find masked protesters

and several bullhorns informing the neighbors of the evils POM is

paying for. Mr. Bonder also charged at and tried to assault

protesters.Is it just us or do these people who make their money

through the

suffering of others have a real tendency for violence?

We then made our way to the curb outside of Mr. John Regal quiet Santa

Monica apartment complex. John Regal is the VP of Marketing for POM. His

neighbors confirmed he lived there but he wouldn't answer his phone or talk

with us but we had no problem chatting with those who lived nearby. The

resounding theme of the weekend was a first shock that POM kills animals for

juice and then appreciation and support that we were out there spreading the

word. Neighbors complained very little about the noise we were making and

more often then not thanked us for letting them know what was going on

inside POM Wonderful.

Our next stop was none other then the estate of billionaire's Lynda and

Stewart Resnick's on Sunset Blvd in Beverly Hills. These two murders own the

company of POM and just proved how even with security cameras and big

gates and you can try to hide inside massive mansions built on the suffering of

others, but we will not relent and we will never give in. We are sure the

Resnick's will make the compassionate and ethical choice and stop killing

animals for juice and we will keep stopping by until they do.

We wrapped up the POM demo's with a nice drive into the hills to visit

CEO of POM, Matthew Tupper. When our carloads of activists arrived his

second floor windows were open but as soon as we got to his front gate

the window was closed and he wouldn't come to the door. We had no

problem making our prescence known to both him and his neighbors.This

man has the power to end the killing of thousands of animals. If he

wants to stop us from coming to his house or the home of his employees

simply stop testing POM Wonderful juice on animals. This is not a

letter writing campaign and we will be back.

Done with POM Wonderful for the day we decided that we would make

our way to the grand finale in our series of home demonstrations –

the houses of the executives of Phenomenex, an important HLS supplier.

Several carloads of activists arrived at the palatial ocean frontPalos

Verdes Estates estateof President and CEO Fasha Mahjoor,for the first

of three demos against his

company. With glee we noted the line of cars filling his long driveway –

he must have forgotten to send us party invitations. Not to worry; we

decided that we would ask to come join the party and discuss his company's

ties with HLS. We made our way down his long driveway and, with our

bullhorns at maximum volume, let all of his guests and neighbors know

how this family makes their living selling the restraints that hold down

baby monkeys as they are tortured and cut open alive. His guests cowered

behind curtained windows though one brave soul stuck her head out to

give us the finger and quickly grab a small, very sad-looking dog that

had been left on the back porch in a cage.

The police sirens started soon thereafter, and we were met at the

driveway by the screeching tires of one very scared Officer.

He exited the vehicle with one hand on his gun and the other extending

his asp and demanded that we sit on the curb. Well aware of our

Consititutional rights,we kept standing as more police

arrived. The overzealous response by authorities only served to

strengthen the motivation of those involved in the protesting, and shows

that these demos are indeed having an impact on Phenomenex and the

murderers at Huntingdon Life Sciences. Fasha Mahjoor himself, well aware

that no crimes had been committed, declined to file charges, and the

cops were left with nothing to do but allow us to exercise our right to

free speech and continue to our next location.

From Fasha Mahjoor's mansion we moved to the house of his sister, who is

also the CFO of Phenomenex, in Rancho Palos

Verdes. We were let into her gated community and were more then

happy to inform her neighbors that she kills animals for profit. We

wrapped up the day with a parade of sorts at the house of Fasha's

mother-in-law, located at 6883 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes 90275. We

made our way up and down her streets explaining that her family has

destroyed the lives of innocent animals for personal gain. Her neighbors

welcomed the information and one even proclaimed that our presence was


We reminded and will continue to remind Phenomenex, anyone involved

with HLS, and any family who has built their fortune on blood money that

we will not back down until they stop doing business with this atrocious

company. Police intimidation is no match for activists who know their

rights. Those who profit from Huntingdon Life Sciences will have to

deal with us until they make the ethical choice to drop HLS. We will be

back again and again...and we always win.



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