World Week for Animals In Laboratories (WWAIL)
The veil of secrecy that shrouds the many ways animals
are being harmed daily in publicly funded laboratories has been pulled
back a bit by the new <http://www.wwail.org>
Now, journalists, activists, legislators, and the
general public are able to quickly find a sampling of the experiments
being conducted on animals. The experiments are divided by species and
contain occasional links to various research facilities and researcher
For individuals interested in verifying any facts or
conducting their own research an easily used research guide has been
provided at <http://www.wwail.org/bscrsrch.html>.
A collection of advertisements for animal suppliers is
available at <http://www.wwail.org/magads.html>.
These ads provide new fuel for arguments focussing on the confused
dichotomy of finding animals "cute" and disposable. The callousness
contrasts sharply with the sales pitch that the animals for sale are
"friendly," "easy to handle," "have excellent temperaments," or have
been "extensively handled to give you the gentlest of temperaments."
Wwail.org provides sample letters to editors (<http://www.wwail.org/Letters.html>)
and sample public service announcements (<http://www.wwail.org/psas.html>).
Goals for WWAIL 2000 are proposed (<http://www.wwail.org/background.html>)
for individuals and groups to incorporate into their own efforts, as
well as essays explaining why the goals are worthy and achievable.
Brochures, posters and various materials can be ordered
online at <http://www.wwail.org/materials.html>.
Links to leading anti-vivisection organizations are
maintained (<http://www.wwail.org/resources.html>) to assist activists
and foster a strong network of resources.
Events scheduled throughout the US and in other
countries are listed at <http://www.wwail.org/events.html>.
Current news impacting vivisection and
antivivisectionist activism is compiled at <http://www.wwail.org/news.html>.
Essays concerning various aspects of vivisection are
found throughout the site. In short, wwail.org has given the world of
Internet users access to scenes behind the windowless walls of
vivisection laboratories. It offers individuals ways to connect with
others in their regions and fosters the creation of coalitions to oppose
Wwail.org will continue to grow and will be continuously
adding new features and tools to oppose vivisection. The site is
intended as a resource for everyone who has ever wondered about
biomedical research on animals as well as for those who wish to see it
I hope everyone will take a look. And of course, your
feedback is welcome.
WWAIL 2000 Coordinator
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