Sure, you've protested before. You may have even been
arrested in support of animal liberation. Hey, we're all busy ...
especially in uncertain times like these. The road is long, the battle
weary ... so why should we continue observing World Week for Animals in
Laboratories (http://wwail.org/)? Simple. Because the battle is far from
over. Because animals in labs still suffer and die needlessly for the
hypothetical benefit of humans.
World Week for Animals in Laboratories is an annual
event designed to expose the plight of animals used for testing and
research. WWAIL seeks to arouse concern for animal in laboratories as
well as educate the public about the scientific, moral, and economic
objections to animal experimentation, also known as vivisection.
This year, WWAIL will be observed during the week of
April 19-27. In 1986, In Defense of Animals expanded what had been a day
of protest and awareness raising activities into a week-long event to
increase our options as activists to do more for animals used in labs.
IDA is proud to have served as the premier international resource for
WWAIL events for almost 20 years.
Since the earliest demonstrations, WWAIL has grown to
involve scores of activities across the U.S. and worldwide. Everything
from educational events to direct action protests has spurred
unprecedented concern about animals used in research.
But, we're not done yet. With a growing list of
innovative non-animal research methods rendering vivisection
increasingly obsolete, animal experiments conducted today could be
eliminated with the full-scale implementation of non-animal methods -
without risk to human health. However, the research, drug and chemical
industries - entrenched in animal research for legal, economic and
political reasons - perpetuate the myth that animal experimentation is
necessary - not stopping short of calling peaceful people "terrorists"
and animal torture "humane."
WWAIL moves beyond the status quo of science and looks
toward a future free from the misery and pain for animals in
laboratories and, at the same time, improving human health. Supported by
thousands of animal advocates, physicians, veterinarians, scientists,
and healthcare reformers, WWAIL challenges the animal research
industry's propaganda and inertia with hard facts and fresh
Science -- and our relationship with other living
creatures -- must progress beyond experimenting on them.
Visit our website
Register Your Event On
Check The Events Page
http://wwail.org/index.cgi?page=list_events regularly to learn
what is happening in your area.
View Sample Letters to the Editor and Opinion/Editorials
Learn About The Lies Perpetuating Animal Experimentation and What YOU
Can Do To Counter Them!
Resources for World Week for Animals in Laboratories:
In Defense of Animals: www.idausa.org
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals:
New England Anti-Vivisection Society:
Stop Animal Exploitation Now: www.wlalw.org and
For more information, contact IDA at
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