April 20 - 28, 2002
From In Defense of Animals -
An estimated 30 million animals are tortured and/or
killed in U.S. labs every year.
Now is the time to speak out and fight back.
In addition to encouraging concerned citizens everywhere
to participate in events against vivisection wherever it exists, In
Defense of Animals WWAIL 2002 will target the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA requires more chemical toxicity tests on animals
than any other federal agency. These tests involve forcing animals to
eat, inhale, or be injected with chemicals. An undisclosed number of
animals -- likely to be in the millions -- die slow and painful deaths
in these tests. And with all that, the EPA has not banned a single
industrial chemical in more than 10 years.
Rather than working to reduce emissions and prevent
human and environmental exposures to toxic chemicals, the EPA has
instead chosen to establish "acceptable" exposure levels based on the
results of misleading animals tests.
The EPA pours millions of taxpayer dollars into cruel
and wasteful animal experiments, while spending virtually none of its
$500 million annual research budget on the development of non-animal
It's time for change.
Speak out by protesting the EPA's animal tests by
participating in an event in your area. IDA will provide brochures and
posters specific to the EPA animal testing programs.
EPA's offices and laboratories are located throughout
the U.S. Some of these
Washington DC (headquarters)
New York City
In Defense of Animals urges you to become involved in
speaking out for the millions of animals burned, blinded, drugged,
poisoned, addicted, starved, shocked, irradiated, driven insane, and
surgically mutilated by participating in World Week for Animals in
No matter what your focus might be this year: dog labs,
primate experiments, xenotransplantation, genetic engineering, or any
specific vivisection experiments, IDA will help you coordinate and
publicize your events for WWAIL 2002.
Now is the time to Fight Back.
For further information contact:
In Defense of Animals
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