World Week for Animals in Laboratories
April 21 - 29, 2001
No matter where you live in the United States, from
Puerto Rico to Alaska, from Hawaii to Boston, from New Orleans to
Madison, Wisconsin, if you listen carefully with an open your heart, you
can hear the cries, whimpers and moans from the millions of animals
locked away in our nation's laboratories.
If you live in North Carolina you may have difficulty
sleeping once you hear the wails from the thousands of animals being
experimented on at Wake Forest University.
Perhaps you can hear the dogs in Che-Ping Cheng's
experiments when they awaken from the surgery that has turned their
bodies into fully instrumented living laboratories. The conscious dogs
will be experimented on for eight months before they are killed to
explore why chronic alcohol consumption can damage the heart.
If you walk down Medical Center Boulevard and listen
carefully, you may be able to hear the moans coming from all the cocaine
and heroin addicted monkeys locked away in the Center for the
Neurobiological Investigation of Drug Abuse .
Thousands of animals are under attack at Wake Forest;
each and every one is adequate justification for loud and critical
protest across the nation against the callousness of a system
unconcerned with their suffering and dismissive of your indignation.
Now is the time to begin considering what you will do to
educate and alert the public about the plight of the animals being
sacrificed at the foot of $cience in laboratories in your neighborhood
and around the world.
Now is the time to begin planning events in your area.
As you consider, plan, and act, In Defense of Animals
(IDA) will be there to help you. IDA can help you promote your events
and actions by:
1. Preparing fact sheets to hand out at your events. If
you have a university in your area it is very likely that animals are
under attack in those labs. We can help you find out what is being done
to them and who is doing it. Request this service early; demand is
likely to be high.
2. Promoting your events on our WWAIL website. Last
year, in the build up to WWAIL, our site received half a million hits.
The public, the media, other activists, and the vivisection community
can learn that efforts are growing and our resolve is strengthening.
3. Helping to place ads in campus and community
newspapers. IDA will match up to $250 for placement of ads the week
before your events. We can provide ready-made ads of any size. Place
your organization's name next to ours and show that we stand together,
unified and resolute.
4. Assisting you with news releases. IDA has worldwide
faxing capability and literally thousands of media contacts in our
database. Request this service early to assure you are served on time.
Big business and big $cience have consumed compassion.
Now is the time to begin planning for WWAIL 2001. Fight back.
For more information contact
or call In Defense of Animals (415) 388 9641 x 21
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