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Announcement :: Environment : Human Rights : Organizing
World Week For Animals In Labs Rally/Protest
12 Apr 2005
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Stand up! Speak out! Join with others and let your voices become the voice of compassionate outrage for the approximately 30 million animals who will be experimented on in laboratories this year.

World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) is an annual event designed to expose the plight of animals used for testing and research. WWAIL seeks to arouse concern for animal in laboratories as well as educate the public about the scientific, moral, and economic objections to animal experimentation, also known as vivisection.

In Defense of Animals designated a week in April for lab animals action and rememberance. Boston WWAIL 2005 will be observed during the week of April 10-16. Since the earliest demonstrations in 1986, WWAIL has grown to involve scores of activities across the U.S. and worldwide. Everything from educational events to direct action protests has spurred unprecedented concern about animal research.

The time has come for dramatic change. With a wide and growing array of non-animal research methods rendering vivisection increasingly obsolete, animal experiments conducted today could be eliminated with the full-scale implementation of non-animal methods - without risk to human health. However, the research, drug and chemical industries - entrenched in animal research for legal, economic and political reasons - perpetuate the myth that animal experimentation is necessary.

WWAIL looks to the future with the hope of ending the misery and pain for animals in laboratories and at the same time, improving human health. Supported by thousands of animal advocates, physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and healthcare reformers, WWAIL challenges the animal research industry's propaganda with hard facts and fresh perspectives.

Science and our ethical relationship with all living creatures must progress beyond vivisection.
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Re: World Week For Animals In Labs Rally/Protest
12 Apr 2005
The Rally is THIS Saturday! Please donate an hour or 2 to educate hundreds of people about how their hard earned money is lining the pockets of sadistic "scientists" (THANKS NIH), wasting millions in funding towards real progressive health science. If these people were taken out of the labs, and out of the labcoats, they'd be charged with animal cruelty to the fullest extent!
We have signs and literature, just show up!!!
Contact ADL with any questions at the address listed above.
Re: World Week For Animals In Labs Rally/Protest
12 Apr 2005
Are there any plans to connect this to the BU Bio Lab? I understand that BU will be testing lots of painful and deadly diseases on animals there. Is World Week for Animals in Labs contributing to the campaign to stop the lab?
Re: World Week For Animals In Labs Rally/Protest
13 Apr 2005
i think it is realy cool that you are standing up for the animals. and good luck!!!
Re: World Week For Animals In Labs Rally/Protest
13 Apr 2005
Yes- the BU Biolab is out of control! The facility was placed in a lower income area of Roxbury with 500,000 people in a one mile radius, and will be testing bio-defense chemical weapons such as anthrax on primates and other animals. The reports of safety by the NIH and BU claim no hazards what-so-ever, where experts claim different. (Think the movie '28 Days Later') They already wasted a million tax-payers dollars on rebuilding the facility after their "experts" let it burn down! We are in TOTAL OPPOSITION to the BU Bio-terror lab. Please contact Safety Net/ Alternatives for Community & Environment for more info.
Re: World Week For Animals In Labs Rally/Protest
13 Apr 2005
Hi, could someone please give some background information about this upcoming protest at Harvard? What kind of animal experimentation is going on there? Why are people rallying there for World Week for Animals in Laboratories? Thanks.
Re: World Week For Animals In Labs Rally/Protest
14 Apr 2005
Harvard University if home to New England's Regional Primate Research Center. There are only eight in the country left now. Each one is given grants applied for from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The Animal Welfare Act does not apply here in most cases, and definately not to mice, rabbits, birds, and most small creatures.

The NERPRC is most secretive about releasing much information about what really goes on inside. Taxpayers funding these horrible experiments cannot even ask questions, let alone visit the labs. You can, though, visit, do a search for yourself. You can find what funding these researchers are getting paid, some details of the experiments in the applications (though most is scientific jargon thrown in to confuse average people and non-scientific government grant agencies), an estimate of how many animals they will be using, and how long these experiments will take place.

Also visit these sites for more information