World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week

World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week is the week that surrounds April 24th every year - It's a national week of protests, media events, etc. at laboratories to stop testing and research on animals


Participating Organizations, Groups, and Individuals
On-Line Sign-Up Form for 2004

Events in 2004

| Arizona | California | Colorado | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Missouri | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Texas | Washington |

Organizations and Groups:


Arizona State University



Gary Vella
ADLA/Tucson Chapter Coordinator

ADLA will be conducting a demo at UMC (University Medical Center @ U of A)  from 4:30 P.M. until 6 P.M. on Tuesday, April 20th, with Thursday, April 22nd  designated as a rain date.


Los Angeles

WHO: Last Chance for Animals and all animal activists

WHAT: Candle light vigil

WHEN: April 24, 2004 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

WHERE: UCLA on the corner of Westwood and La Conte

WHY: For the animals forced to live in fear inside UCLA's walls and all other facilities throughout the world...because we care and are thinking about them.

April 25, 2004

WHO: Last Chance for Animals and all animal activists

WHAT: Demonstration

WHEN: April 25, 2004 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

WHERE: Cedar Sinai on the corner of Beverly and San Vicente

WHY: Cedar Sinai is notorious for keeping animals in prison, lying to the public, making them believe they are doing what is right to better medical research. We will let them know that we DO NOT agree!!!

For all who care about the animals suffering inside these laboratories, you are needed! The animals cannot speak for themselves so we MUST speak for them.

Campaigns Department
Last Chance for Animals  
310-271-6096 x21  

San Diego

We are going to join the UCSD animal rights group for a demo on Tuesday, April 20th 2004 from 5-7:00 pm at the intersection of La Jolla Village Drive and Villa La Jolla.

I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive, go west to Villa La Jolla.  Park at one of the nearby shopping centers or restaurants.  For more info call SDAA hotline (760) 943-0330.

San Francisco

World Week in San Francisco

WWAIL Kick-Off Demonstration - April 17, Saturday, 11 AM - 2 PM.

WWAIL Candlelight Vigil - April 21, Wednesday, 5 PM - 8 PM.

Vigil for Animals



FREE THE CU 34 - A Vigil will be held at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center so that we may join together in asking CU to release and retire the 34 monkeys being held at their facilities. This includes 31 monkeys who have been there since birth (ages 1 to 18), as well as one monkey who was taken from her home in the wild and, at age 36, still resides in a cage.

In lieu of the usual candles (which sometimes blow out in the wind), we are asking people to bring their flashlights for this Vigil of Light.

Please visit our website at to sign the on-line petition, then send a message to CU President Hoffman, asking for the release of these precious beings.

WHERE: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center at 8th and Colorado in Denver.

WHEN: 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2004

HOSTED BY Committee for Research Accountability and supported by In Defense of Animals, National Endowment for the Animals, CU Partnership for Animal Welfare and Rocky Mountain Animal Defense.

Rita Anderson
Committee for Research Accountability, a Project of In Defense of Animals

District of Columbia





 Florida Voices for Animals
PO Box 17523
, FL 33682
Phone: (72
7) 710-0413
FAX: 727 327-1731

26 April 2004
University of South Florida
Bruce B. Downs Ave. (between Fowler and Fletcher, under the overpass)

We have banners, flyers, and posters.



Contact information for Atlanta, GA is at:



Contact info for Chicago --Animal Defense League - Chicago  



18 April 2004 at 1:00 PM

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Animal Rights Coalition & Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! , or 410-245-9816



The New England Anti-Vivisection Society Presents

“In Their Own Words: Stories of Chimpanzees Rescued from Research”

Sunday, April 25, 2004, 1:30-4:00 pm
Omni Parker House, Press Room
60 School Street, Boston, MA

In commemoration of World Week for Animals in Labs, Please join NEAVS for an afternoon with Gloria Grow, Founder and Director of the Fauna Foundation . Gloria will eloquently share the stories of 15 chimpanzees rescued from the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates (LEMSIP).  These chimps now have the good fortune to call Fauna their sanctuary home.

Hear their moving and inspiring stories; learn about the plight of chimpanzees in research; and look forward to a time when all chimps will be free. Gloria’s talk will be accompanied by an audio-visual “virtual” tour of the sanctuary. She will share the heart warming and inspiring stories of the chimps’ ongoing struggle to overcome trauma and their growing sense of security and freedom. You will "meet" Pepper, the queen of nest-makers, whose bed is often fit for a princess; Jethro, whose kindness finally wins him a friendship with Jeannie; Toby, who has overcome his shyness to form a friendship with Binky and Regis; and Donna Rae, whose playfulness can wear out any caregiver!

Seating is LIMITED, so please reserve now!
Requested Donation: $10, $5 for seniors and students.
Reserve by contacting NEAVS at (617) 523-6020 or  



Tue, 4/27, 4:30-6:00 at M.P.I. in Mattawan

Thu, 4/29, 4:30-6:00 at Hazelton Research Products, 6321 S. 6th St, Kalamazoo

Sat, 5/1, 2:30-4:00 Charles River, 9801 Shaver Rd, Portage

Kalamazoo Animal Liberation League Protests:
Contact: Mike Schuur by email at  and by phone at 269-383-4656


St. Louis

The March of Crimes Walks are:

Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
Queeny Park, St. Louis, MO
Winghaven Community, O'Fallon, MO

On Saturday, April 24. The times are between 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

The IAMS Protest is in O'Fallon at 1:00 p.m. to as long as everyone will stay.

The KC booth at Earth Day Festival is at Forest Park on Sunday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Those interested in attending any of these events can contact me using this e-mail address or call me at: 314-994-0884 (leave a message if I am not there).

New York

New York

30 Days of Action Against Animal Testing

In preparation for World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL), New York Animal Rights Activists will kick off an unprecedented 30 days of Action Against Animal Testing, focusing primarily on the notorious animal testing lab, Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS). Our 30 days of action will begin on April 9th with a full day of protests at the Customers and Suppliers of HLS.

Date: Friday, April 9, 2004
1st Demo Target: Forest Laboratories
Location: 909 Third Ave. (between E. 54th & 55th Sts.), NYC Telephone: 800-947-5227 Time: Meet at 9:45 am....demo will begin promptly at 10:00 am

2nd Demo Target: Sumitomo Corporation of America Location: 600 Third Ave. (between E. 39th & 40th Sts.), NYC
Telephone: 212-207 0700
Time: 11:30 am

3rd Demo Target: Focal Communications
Location: 1 Penn Plaza
Telephone: 212-812-8100
Time: 1:00 pm

Forest Labs and Sumitomo are customers of HLS and contract for the killing of animals for product testing, while Focal Communications provides telecommunications services making it possible for HLS to continue to do business. HLS is responsible for the killing of 500 innocent animals a day. Banners, signs and literature will be provided.

If you have any doubts or questions about whether it is worth the time and effort to join us, think about the 70,000 animals that are right now, at this moment, imprisoned in the animal concentration camp known as Huntingdon Life Sciences. They are depending on you to speak out for them and to give voice to their agony and despair. In the event that you are unable to attend, please take a few moments to call the 3 companies listed above to voice your disgust at their continued support of the puppy killing scum at HLS. And please, mark your calendar now, for our regularly scheduled Sunday demo at the home of HLS CEO, Andrew Baker on April 11th. Details will be posted soon.

For a full calendar of events for the 30 days of action, visit:  

For information on how you can help, contact: or call: 718-677-7656 or 646-267-9934

To find out more about the global campaign to close HLS, visit:  
(New York Animal Rights Activists is not affiliated with SHAC, SHAC USA or any other group)

North Carolina


My group is the UNCG Animal Rights Group. Our website is . We are doing tabling events between 10 AM  and 2 PM each day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr. 19, 20 & 21.

These will alternate between the main hallway of the Elliot University  Center and the Atrium in the dining hall on campus. On Thursday the 22nd, we will have a table along College Avenue in the afternoon as  part of Earth Day. We hope to be able to show the movie "Chattel," but  if not, we will have plenty of literature and will try to engage people in discussion.

Malcolm Kenton
Greensboro, NC



Sunday - April 18 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - Memorial for the animals used at OSU

Meet on the banks of the Olentangy River on the north side of the Drake Union. We are planning to float a wreath and flowers downstream - if you bring any memorial items they must be natural - as a branch wreath (no wire), loose flowers, leaves, etc. It will be noted that the items will pass by Battelle which also uses hundreds of animals for experimentation and testing, including primates to test the efficiency of polio vaccines.

There is a lot of construction in the area but on Sunday parking is available in the parking garage on Canon Drive & 12th Ave. There maybe some parking at the Drake Union but spaces are limited. If the sidewalk to Wiseman Hall is open at that time we will lay a wreath at the entrance to Wiseman Hall location where thousands of animals are housed and die on the OSU campus.

Wednesday - April 21 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Information distribution in the small park on Neil Ave. between 11th and 12th Ave.

Thursday - April 22 - 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm - Information distribution at 15th and High St.

For more information:



NW In Defense of Animals Takes Action during World Week for Animals in Laboratories

April 17th-25th, 2004

Please join NW IDA for a week of education, inspiration, and action for animals languishing behind locked laboratory doors.

Saturday, April 17

Showing of Chattel
2 pm, PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall 122, 705 N. Killingsworth Building in front of large parking lot on North side of campus.

A documentary about activists' efforts to end animal research. It features IDA's Matt Rossell and his former work as a primate technician at OHSU's Oregon Regional Primate Research Center and efforts to shut down Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), a product-testing lab in New Jersey. Q&A with Matt Rossell to follow.

Sunday, April 18

IDA presents 'Primate Research: Then and Now'

3 pm, Cascadia Rising Infoshop, 1540 SE Clinton St.

A history of primate research spanning thirty years, beginning in 1974 at the Yerkes Primate Center in Atlanta, sampling from a documentary titled Primates; to OHSU's Oregon Regional Primate Research Center; to the present, an undercover expose of Covance, a research lab in Germany. A discussion facilitated by Matt Rossell to follow.

Monday, April 19

GO Veg Texas Radio

Listen live at 9 am on  or archived at  

Independent film maker Rebecca Harrell will be the co-host discussing her documentary Chattel with IDA's Matt Rossell.

Tuesday, April 20

Candlelight Vigil at the home of OHSU¸s President Peter Kohler
7 pm, 1863 SW Montgomery Drive, 97201
Carpool leaves IDA office at 6:30 pm. Candles provided.

Wednesday, April 21

Showing of Chattel
7 pm Central Library, 801 SW 10th
See description from April 17

Thursday April 22

Leafleting and 'Gorilla Theater'
11:30 am-1 pm, Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Broadway & Yamhill

Please RSVP if possible to  or 503-249-9996.

Also Thursday

Showing of Lethal Medicine
7 pm, Hollywood Library, 3930 NE Hancock

A documentary detailing the scientific arguments against animal experiments.

Friday, April 23

IDA Benefit Show
8 pm, The Rabbit Hole, 203 SE Grand

Featuring Cootie Platoon, Reclinerland, The Ice Cream Socialists, Batcowkitty (must be 21)

Saturday April 24

March of Dimes Walk America leafleting
9 am, Portland and Vancouver walks

We need your help! Please call or email for details and to RSVP or 503-249-9996.

Sunday, April 25

OHSU door hanger Sunday, leafleting against OHSU's Primate Center
9:30 am, meet at IDA office, 5428 NE 30th

All documentary showings are free and open to the public.

For more information about any of these events, please call NW IDA at 503-249-9996 or  










Candlelight Vigil in Honor of World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week


Saturday, April 17, 2004 12-2 pm

University of Texas at Houston - 6400 Block of Fannin


oin us as we hold a silent vigil in solidarity with the more than 100,000 primates currently suffering in research labs. There will be looped video depicting the reality of animal research. Wear black. Some signs will be provided, please feel free to bring some of your own. Help us fight for the chimpanzees, rhesus monkeys, spider monkeys, marmosets, lemurs, squirrel monkeys, owl monkeys, and all the other innocent primates confined in laboratories. Help us end their abuse!


For info on this national campaign, visit .


To help with this campaign, email or call 281-620-9055.



The contact information for this year has changed for the UW WWAIL events. NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) and UW's group CARE (Campus Animal Rights Educators) are jointly hosting the event and the contacts are as follows:

NARN: Lindsay Saibara,  

CARE: Alison Nimura,



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