University of California, M.I.T., Harvard primate testing targeted in graphic ad on CNN, Fox News, Animal Planet and other cable networks, says research watchdog

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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN, (513 (575-5517), www.saenonline.org

Attn: Assignment Desk

University of California, M.I.T., Harvard primate testing targeted in graphic ad on CNN, Fox News, Animal Planet and other cable networks, says research watchdog

WASHINGTON, DC -- Graphic television commercials critical of animal experiments at University of California (Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Davis), M.I.T. and Harvard have started airing this week on cable channels CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and Animal Planet, said a national research watchdog group today.

The paid television spots airing in prime time are the latest salvo fired by animal rights activists as they try to persuade the University of California, M.I.T. and Harvard to end cruel, wasteful practices inside their secret research facilities, said SAEN, a non-profit research watchdog group in Ohio.

The 30-second commercial shows monkeys trapped in research devices, with bolts in their skulls with text in the videos calling the procedures "not science....(but) torture."

The ad is at: http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/media-saenmovie.html and/or http://max.mailbigfile.com/757a5eb20c13023303ca2f428baa0bd5/listFiles.php

Animal researchers have been the target of militant protests and sabotage over recent decades.

SAEN this month released internal documents and whistle-blower accounts from inside university labs to demonstrate how laboratories are defrauding U.S. taxpayers, killing primates and other animals through negligence and breaking federal laws.

Recent government reports, said SAEN, reveal that the Animal Welfare Act is not effectively enforced, and that animals are being killed ˆ and research invalidated - through negligence in laboratories, most of them the recipient of taxpayer monies.

SAEN's report: http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/articles-lethal2010.html

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See also... University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


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