Novartis chief breaks silence and takes on animal activists
Andrew Jack in London and Francesco Guerrera in New,York
Advocates for Agriculture
Novartisis taking the un-usual step of openly fighting back against animal rights activists who are waging a campaign of intimidation against the company.
Daniel Vasella, chief executive of the Swiss pharmaceutical group – a target of extremists who desecrated his family grave in July – has warned some 140 people who sent him critical e-mails that they were associating themselves with criminal activity.