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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

Press Release

MARCH OF DIMES - WASTING MONEY, TORTURING ANIMALS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: KILEY BLACKMAN
adow@adow.org  
www.adow.org  

APRIL 25 WHITE PLAINS, NY Members of Animal Defenders of Westchester will join other activist groups at the annual March of Dimes Walkathon at Saxon Woods in White Plains, at 8:00 am, to protest MOD's wasteful policies and cruel experiments.

This is what March of Dimes is doing with your money and the ONE BILLION DOLLARS they've taken in: sewn kitten's eyes shut, then killed them after they suffered through a year of blindness; injected pregnant rats with cocaine, though the dangers of cocaine to human babies is already known; implanted electric pumps into the backs of pregnant monkeys to inject nicotine, even though the dangers of cigarette smoking to human babies is already known...the waste and horror is endless...

What they should be doing: putting the donations into under- funded programs that have been proven to prevent birth defects, like alcohol abuse treatment programs for women seeking help. There is a vast shortage of such affordable addiction facilities; establishing a National Birth Defects registry to help identify causes - and pave the way toward prevention of birth defects; providing pre-natal care for the 1.2 million women who need it every year.

Kiley Blackman, organizer of this event said, "We're trying to get the public to think about where their money is going, and convincing them that the slogan 'saving babies' is being misused and exploited by charities like MOD."

Your comments and inquiries are welcome

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