June 13, 2007 (Bloomberg) -- A group of animal rights activists gathered
outside the Euronext offices in central Paris today, protesting
against the trading of shares in Huntingdon Life Sciences Group Plc.
A unit of East Millstone, New Jersey-based Life Sciences Research
Inc., Huntingdon is one of the world's largest contract research
companies and carries out experimental treatments on rats, monkeys and
dogs for pharmaceutical companies. Huntingdon Life Sciences employees,
customers and investors have been targeted several times by activists.
Shares of the company have been trading since December last year on
the New York Stock Exchange, which bought Euronext, Europe's
second-largest bourse by market value, on April 4. The protesters in
Paris were part of an international animal rights group called Stop
Huntingdon Animal Cruelty.