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10 January 1999 Issue

A Surprise In The Mail

 

by EnglandGal@aol.com

I arrived home from the office yesterday to find a little package awaiting me from
Lynn Pauly who is with the Coalition To End Primate Experimentation (CEPE).
I wanted to share this package with ARO subscribers. As I anxiously opened it,
out fell a small steel tag on a chain which read:

CEPE
RHESUS MACAQUE
R88072-M
3-JUL-88
WRPRC

At first I wasn't sure what it was, so I went on to read the enclosed information.
I discovered that this "freedom tag" represents a rhesus monkey that is currently
being held in Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center and is either waiting to
be used, or is being used for animal experimentation. I immediately slipped the
chain over my neck, and through tears of emotion went on to read what was inside.

A little note was attached to the tag which gave the following instructions:

Freedom Tags
By wearing a Freedom Tag you will speak out against the cruel use of primates
in scientific experimentation. With your purchase of this Freedom Tag, one voiceless victim is given representation.

What you do:
A. We urge you to write a letter to the center where your monkey is being kept
captive. Ask the following questions:

1. Is this monkey still alive?
2. How is this monkey being used?
3. Is this monkey caged alone, or is there a companion with him/her?
4. What are the future plans for this monkey?
5. Please contact me of any change in status of this monkey.

B. Consider taking part in the summer of 1999 Primate Freedom Tour. For more
information on this national protest and to find out more information on
Freedom Tags visit CEPEs web site at:
http://www.enviroweb.org/cepe
Email: CEPEmail@yahoo.com
Address: CEPE, P O Box 34293, Washington, D.C. 20043
Phone: 888-391-8948

C. Share information you receive with others. Start on organization of your own.
Write a letter to your local paper. Educate yourself and become involved.

D. Work to spread compassion toward all beings.

Their freedom begins with you.

As soon as I read this tag, I envisioned all of ARO's subscribers wearing a similar
tag, each representing a primate in a laboratory, and each of ARO's subscribers
telling others about "their" monkey that is represented by the tag they are wearing.
Please, let's join together and make this work. Write to CEPE for your "freedom
tag" today.
(Please be sure to notify CEPE that Animal Rights Online referred you!)

All profits from the sale of Freedom Tags will help finance the 1999 Primate
Freedom Tour.

CEPE is a loosely organized group of activists with a common desire to see
harmful experimentation on non-human primates ended at once. CEPE hold in
common the belief that cruelty is wrong and that the research being conducted in
the NIH funded primate laboratories is unquestionably cruel.

Addresses for the seven NIH Regional Primate Research Centers:

California Regional Primate Research Center (CRPRC)
University of California, Davis One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616-8542

New England Regional Primate Research Center (NERPRC)
One Pine Hill Drive, P O Box 9102, Southborough, MA 01772-9102

Oregon Regional Primate Research Center (ORPRC)
505 NW 185th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006

Tulane Regional Primate Research Center (TRPRC)
18703 Three Rivers Road, Covington, LA 70433

Washington Regional Primate Research Center (WaRPRC)
I-421 Health Sciences, Box 357330, Seattle, WA 98195-7330

Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center (WRPRC)
1220 Capitol Court, Madison, WI 53715-1299

Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center (YRPRC)
Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322


THE 1999 PRIMATE FREEDOM TOUR

The Most Important Step in the Movement Against Animal Research in the United States.

Their Freedom Begins with YOU!

What is the 1999 Primate Freedom Tour?

In May, 1997, one individual began a seven month tour of the seven regional
primate research centers in the United States.

Conducting nine day vigils in each location, the purpose was to spark a national
debate over primate experimentation. The success of this tour went far beyond
anyone's expectations.

It is a rare occasion when national organizations, grassroots groups, and people
of all ages and from all walks of life come together for a common cause. The
1997 tour was such an occasion, creating a solid foundation from which a
successful abolition campaign can be built.

With the seed in place, the campaign has already started to grow. The growth
will continue during the summer of 1999 with a national caravan tour against
primate experimentation.

Stopping at the seven regional primate centers in addition to a variety of other
primate research facilities, the 1999 tour will consist of educational activities
including teach-ins, protests, vigils, and much, much more.

This will definitely be the most important and successful event in the history of
the movement against animal research in the United States.

Your involvement is crucial for the tour to reach its full potential and beyond. Get
involved now and take part in this important step in the abolition of primate
experimentation.

What is CEPE?

The Coalition to End Primate Experimentation (CEPE) is a loosely organized
group of activists with a common desire to see harmful experimentation on non-
human primates ended at once. The Coalition is an eclectic mix of individuals
ranging from students and retired persons to computer analysts and medical
doctors. We hold in common the belief that cruelty is wrong and that the
research being conducted in the NIH funded primate laboratories is unquestionably
cruel.
Toll Free: 888-391-8948

1999 Primate Freedom Tour Schedule:
June 1, 2, 3, 4
Washington Regional Primate Research Center, Seattle, WA

June 6, 7, 8, 9
Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, Beaverton, OR

June 11, 12, 13, 14
California Regional Primate Research Center, Davis, CA

June 17, 18, 19
Primate Foundation of Arizona, Mesa, AZ

June 22, 23, 24, 25
Coulston Foundation, Al Magordo, NM

June 28, 29, 30, July 1
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, San Antonio, TX

July 3, 4
University of Texas, Bastrop, TX

July 7, 8, 9, 10
University of Southwestern Louisiana's New Iberia Research Center, New Iberia, LA

July 12, 13, 14, 15
Tulane Regional Primate Research Center, Covington, LA

July 18, 19
National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR

July 21, 22
Squirrel Monkey Breeding and Research Resource, Mobile, AL

July 24, 25, 26, 27
Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Atlanta, GA

July 29, 30, 31, August 1
LABS of Virginia, Yemassee, SC

August 4, 5
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

August 7, 8, 9, 10
Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, Madison, WI

August 12, 13
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

August 16, 17
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA

August 20, 21, 22, 23
New England Regional Primate Research Center, Southborough, MA

August 26, 27
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

August 29, 30
Poolsville NIH Center, Poolsville, MD

August 31, September 1, 2, 3, 4
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

TOUR NEEDS

The following is a list of items and/or services needed for the bus tour. If you can
assist with any of the below items please contact CEPE at 888-391-8948.

~Camping Equipment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.)
~Food (Food Not Bombs, donations, etc.)
~Printing (Flyers, T-shirts, stickers, etc.)
~Buses, vans, cars
~Area/regional coordinators & organizers
~Local media contacts for each area
~Places to sleep
~Mechanics, drivers
~Area promotion
~Fundraising
~Performers - musicians, performance artists

GET INVOLVED!

If you would like to become involved in the 1999 PRIMATE FREEDOM TOUR
please complete and return the following questionnaire to CEPE.

Name___________________________________________________________

Address_________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

City_____________________________________________________________

State__________________________ Zip______________________________

Phone __________________________________________________________

Email___________________________________________________________

YES/NO (circle one), I would like to go on the tour for the whole tour (3 months)

YES/NO (circle one), I would like to go on a partial of the tour from "date" to "date"

YES/NO (circle one), I cannot make the tour but I would like to help out with.....
(see needs list)

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

I would like to support the tour with my donation of:
$50____ $100____ $200___ $500___ $1000___ Other___

Please make checks payable to:

Coalition to End Primate Experimentation
P O Box 34293
Washington D.C., 20043
Toll Free: 888-391-8948
Email: CEPEmail@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.envirolink.org/orgs/cepe 

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