Newsday reports that five Long Island branches of the Bank of New York were recently vandalized by animal rights activists as part of a campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. The Animal Liberation Front took responsibility for the attacks.
Banks in Kings Park, Greenlawn, Commack, North Babylon and Melville were attacked during the early morning hours of June 14 by activists who smashed windows and spray painted animal rights slogans, such as “BNY invests in murdering animals.”
The ALF targeted the branches because the Bank of New York is tangentially connected to HLS. The bank trades a type of security called an American depository receipts, which allows people to buy shares in Huntingdon Life Sciences as well as a host of other companies.
5 area banks are vandalized. Michael Luo, Newsday.Com, June 14, 2001.
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