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"Exposing the truth to wipe
out animal experimentation"
Vol. 2, No. 1 - Spring/Summer 2003
World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week Update
Activists from coast to coast fight for
This year World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week
(April 19th – 27th) was a big success with
activists in fourteen cities spread through ten states and the District
of Columbia taking to the streets to fight for animals in laboratories.
Local and national organizations joined together to target dozens of
The University of Arizona, Arizona State University,
University of California (Los Angeles & San Francisco), University of
Florida, University of South Florida, Harvard, Oregon Health Sciences
University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, and
University of Washington (Seattle) were all targeted with events from
protests to tabling to news conferences. Corporate America was also
targeted as activists protested Pfizer, Huntington Life Sciences, and
At Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) we did
everything in our power to support these important events. Our website
announced all protests and tabling events to enable activists to get
connected to actions in their area. SAEN also compiled a report,
The Animal Experimentation Scandal (posted in the Articles and
Reports section of our website at
that was made available for activists to use with media in their towns.
This dramatic report uncovers the scandalous waste of $10 billion per
year by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in funding wasteful and
redundant animal experiments.
SAEN Executive Director, Michael A. Budkie, traveled
to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. to conduct dramatic
news conferences exposing the waste of billions in tax dollars by the
NIH and to speak at local protest events.
We would like to thank Lydia Nichols, Jennifer
Reimenschneider, and Anne Lynch, who all made Mr. Budkie’s travels more
effective by providing support and accommodations. We would not be able
to continue our fight for the animals without the support of generous
activists like this!
The Defender: Vol. 2, No. 1 - Spring/Summer 2003
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