World Week For Laboratory Animals

Los Angeles/San Francisco Details!
April 25th, 2011

Each year, twenty-three million animals are pointlessly hurt and killed in the name of research. Dogs, cats, monkeys, rabbits, pigs, and birds are just a few of the victims who have screws driven into their skulls, their spinal columns severed, their eyes sewn shut, and their bodies filled with toxic chemicals. Frequently, these procedures are done without anesthetic, and almost invariably without concern for the animal’s pain and misery. Virtually every one of these animals suffers in lonely agony before it is finally killed.

The biological and cellular differences between species are often too great to extrapolate experimental results from test animals to humans. Medications, proven safe in animals, are frequently withdrawn after being found unsafe in people.

Regulation of animal research laboratories is minimal, at best. Federally operated labs are exempt from oversight. The USDA, the enforcement arm for Federal legislation, lacks the manpower to provide even cursory reviews of most labs. Even when their investigators find violations, labs often receive a simple reprimand.

World Week for Laboratory Animals is a global effort to bring awareness to the plight of animals in labs and promote alternatives to vivisection. The goal of our Los Angeles group is to educate the public about unnecessary animal research both in the University of California system and elsewhere, the gross waste of funds paid in support of dubious research, and to open dialogue between legitimate researchers and animal welfare groups in an effort to promote the humane treatment of all animals, reduce the number of animals used, and to eliminate and / or replace vivisection to the greatest extent possible.

The choice is not between rats and babies. The choice is between real science and counterfeit science.

LOS ANGELES, CA

Date: Monday April 25th
Time:12pm (Noon) – 2:00pm
Meeting Place: UCLA, Corner of Le Conte & Westwood, Westwood Village, Los Angeles
Contact: Julia MacKenzie
Speaker: Peter Young

Please wear red or black, bring water and sunscreen, wear walking shoes. Signs will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

Public parking available on street (metered), parking lot on Le Conte and UCLA Parking structures. Please car pool wherever possible.

Our guest of honor at UCLA will be “Freedom” and his new “Mum,” Kim, who was rescued from a lab in California after being subjected to toxicity testing. To learn more about Freedom, please visit the Beagle Freedom Project.

SAN FRANCISCO / EAST BAY / BERKLEY

Date: Monday April 25th
Time:12pm (Noon) – 2:00pm
Meeting Place: UC Berkeley (Oxford & University Ave.), Berkeley, CA
Contact:
Shani Campbell
President
United for Animals
925.819.6752

Across the US caring citizens are demonstrating at different Universities for World Week for Animals in Laboratories. Please come and educate Berkeley citizens and students about the abhorrent atrocities happening to over a thousand animals inside Berkeley labs and the complete waste of money and resources in doing so. Signs and leaflets will be provided. It is very important for people to show up to this demo, in order for it to be effective. Please do everything possible to attend this event and speak up for these animals.

In 2009 UC Berkeley had a total of 1,155 animals: 15 cats, 32 guinea pigs, 683 hamsters, 174 rabbits, 18 non-human primates, 26 hyenas, 29 moles, 7 squirrels, 80 tuco tucos, 51 voles, & 40 wild mice. Their labs are completely underground and go unnoticed by not only anyone just walking by but especially to their students. They are expanding their laboratories which means even more animals will be tortured and killed behind closed doors.

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