The International Primate Protection League (IPPL) has
been very supportive of SAENís work to end the use of primates in
laboratories for several years, first providing a grant to SAEN in 2004.
IPPLís generosity continued in 2006 with grants totaling $8000 which
have enabled us to continue our ongoing investigations of major labs
like the University of California (Los Angeles, San Francisco & Davis),
University of Wisconsin, etc.
IPPLís bi-yearly membership
meeting took place in March of 2006. This meeting provides a unique
opportunity to educate a group of people who are very concerned about
primates regarding the reality of a primateís daily existence within a
Courtney greeting guests
Director, Michael Budkie, was invited to speak about the plight of
primates in U.S. laboratories. Life in the Lab, the PowerPoint
presentation used by Michael, is currently posted on SAENís website in
the Articles and Reports section.
IPPLís next meeting
will take place in March, 2008. It is always held at the IPPL
headquarters in Summerville, SC which is also the site of the IPPL
gibbon sanctuary. Visiting this sanctuary is always a wonderful
experience, because at IPPL, primates come first.