Home Page
About SAEN
Articles and Reports
Contact Us
Events and Campaigns
Fact Sheets
Financial Information
How You Can Help
Make a Donation, Please!
Media Coverage
Newsletters
Petitions
Picture Archive
Press Releases
Resources and Links
Grass Roots Org. List

 

Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
S. A. E. N.
"Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation"

Media Coverage

Marchers Protest Animal Testing

By Julia Erlandson
DAILY BRUIN SENIOR STAFF
jerlandson@media.ucla.edu 

Bill Dyer, the Southern California regional director of In Defense of Animals, sits in front of the Office of the Chancellor on Monday morning during a protest for animal rights.

A group of animal rights activists marched through the UCLA campus Monday, stopping at research labs and the chancellor's office to protest the animal research occurring on campus, alleging that it is conducted in an inhumane manner.

The march, which consisted of about 15 protestors, coincided with the annual National Primate Liberation Week.

University spokeswoman Judy Lin said similar marches are held every year. But this year, the protestors received a short meeting with the vice chancellor for research, Roberto Peccei.

University officials maintain all animal testing on campus is humane and conducted in accordance with animal rights laws.

Marchers carrying signs depicting lab animals, emblazoned with anti- experimentation slogans, walked from the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Avenue through parts of South Campus, stopping briefly at some research buildings.

They were followed by a handful of police officers, some on bicycles and some in police cruisers.

"Hey, UCLA, what do you say? How many animals did you kill today?"
marchers chanted through bullhorns.

The march proceeded up Bruin Walk through crowds of students, ending in Murphy Hall.

The protestors sat down in front of the chancellor's office, refusing to leave until they were granted a meeting with acting chancellor Norman Abrams.

Instead, UCLA officials offered the protestors a meeting with Peccei.

Chris DeRose, the president of Last Chance for Animals and one of the marchers, met with Peccei on behalf of the group.

After the meeting, he said Peccei had asked the protestors to denounce the more violent activities of some other animal rights groups, and that in return the university would consider holding more meetings with activists.

But DeRose said he had refused to denounce those activities.

"If you're going to be labeled a terrorist, you may as well do it for the right reasons," he said.

Lin said a number of similar protests have been held recently, including a march on the chancellor's home on Sunday.

Return to Media Coverage

We welcome your comments and questions

Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


This site is hosted and maintained by:
The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation
Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org.
Since date.gif (991 bytes)