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Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
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"Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation"

The Defender
From Summer 2009 Issue

SAENís Executive Director finishing Emotional & Moving Book

Michael Budkie will complete his book in time for the AR2009 conference. Our next newsletter will detail how you can get your own copy. In the meantime, hereís a sneak peek:

In the roughly 20 years that I've been an animal activist I have worked almost exclusively on the animal experimentation issue. I've read tens of thousands of pages of inspection reports, research protocols, and health care records for dogs, cats, goats, and primates. After awhile you start to look at things not in terms of the pain and suffering, or the insanity of the experimentation, but for the quality of the information. Dealing with all of this suffering, greed, and death tends to rob you of your emotions. You start to keep a distance, speaking in terms of press coverage, and reaching people with the truth. You separate yourself from the pain - the pain of the animals - and your own. You start to function almost like the staff of animal laboratories. If you think in terms of the individual lives lost it will be far too painful.

Then it happens. Something grabs you and won't let go. It might be a picture, it might be a specific animal, or it might even be a phrase. . . . . . . . . . .

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