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.

EVENTS

Participating Organizations, Groups, and Individuals
On-Line Sign-Up Forms for 2008 will be available in early 2008.***

Events in 2007
Alabama | Arizona | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Idaho |
Indiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | New York | Ohio | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Tennessee | Texas | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | Wisconsin

Alabama

Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama, Birmingham

Arizona

Phoenix, AZ

Please join us to protest March Of Dimes on Saturday, April 21, 2007.
Meet us between about 7am and 7:15am at Peoria Sports Complex
Address:  16,101 North 83rd Ave. (at Stadium and 83rd Ave.)
Website:  www.LCA-Arizona.org

California

Davis, CA

Primate Center Protest
Saturday, April 28, 2007

Los Angeles, CA

SAEN Los Angeles
Date: Monday April 23rd
Time: Noon to 2pm
Location: UCLA
Meeting place: Corner of Le Conte and Westwood

San Francisco, CA

Location: UCSF Parnassus Campus
Meeting place: 513 Parnassus Ave
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 4:30 PM

Colorado

Boulder, CO

Rocky Mountain Animal Defense

Connecticut

University of Connecticut Animal Rights Collective
When: April 25, 2007
Meeting point: Dunkin' Donuts, 230 Farmington Ave. at 12:00 p.m.  
Details:  Join us for an afternoon of protests at vivisection facilities around Central and Northern Connecticut. We will be visiting:

UConn Health Center (Farmington)
(Confines and tortures 30,000 animals. Guilty of monkey abuse.)

Bristol Myers-Squibb (Wallingford)
(HLS customer and notorious monkey, cat, dog killers)

Hartford Hospital
(Confines pigs, dogs, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs)

* UConn-Storrs
(Over 5,000 animals are currently confined and abused here)

View the 2005 USDA Annual Report of these facilities here:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/downloads/7023/2005/2005Connecticut.pdf 

Email us for more info about the specific time we will be at each site if you are interested in only attending some of the events.

Florida

Jacksonville, FL

S.A.V.E. - Saving Animals Via Education
S.A.V.E. is organizing a demonstration in Jacksonville, FL against March of Dimes on April 28th
Website:  www.SavingAnimalsViaEducation.org

Maitland, FL

March of Dimes Walk America, Maitland
When: April 28, 2007 and May 5, 2007 Time: TBA
Where: Lake Lilly
Contact: Animal Rights Foundation of Florida
www.animalrightsflorida.org

Notes: ARFF is looking for activists to distribute information to March of Dimes walkers at Walk America events in Orlando, Maitland, and Kissimmee.

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

April 21, 2007
Meet at 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Rainbow Natural Foods, located at 2118 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, 30033. Parking is limited so you may want to park in some of the other shopping centers on the other 3 corners. This will be a mobile demonstration and leafleting. You may want to bring several friends so you can all ride together or you can team up with other activists who may have driven alone. Regardless, the primates will need each and every one of you that day.

For obvious reasons, we are not disclosing the destination. We'll disclose that info when we meet at 2118 North Decatur Road.

April 28, 2007
Leafleting the March of Dimes WalkAmerica--educating the public about MoD's wasted funds and opportunities to help even more sick babies. Details announced later. Mark your calendar.

www.primatefreedom.com 

Idaho

Moscow, ID

Wednesday, April 25
Time:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where:  The Commons Plaza (on campus - University of Idaho)
Notes: All materials will be provided, just bring yourself! Bring a friend if you can! Everyone is invited!! Campus map available at: www.dfm.uidaho.edu/map.htm. Contact us if you have any questions.

Indiana

Fort Wayne

When: April 25, 2007, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne's Earth Day/ Biology Day Event, IPFW Campus Coliseum Blvd.

Indiana Animal Rights and Advocacy Group

Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Animal Rights Coalition (BARC)
DEMONSTRATION AT JHU BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
When:  Saturday, April 28
Time:  1:00 - 3:00 pm
Where: Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center - 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224. Meet on Eastern Avenue near the main entrance to the hospital.
Please come out to protest the imprisonment and torment of primates, dogs, rabbits, and other animals in Johns Hopkins University laboratories in (extended) observance of World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week.  

Website:  www.baltimoreanimalrights.org

Baltimore Animal Rights Coalition (BARC)
Benefit dinner and Animal Law speaker, Baltimore
When: April 21, 2007
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: University of Baltimore Business Center 003

Notes: Join us for a fun evening of dinner and drinks and a discussion on legislation and cases affecting animals.

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

MARC (the Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition) will hold two events for WLALW:
April 21: Animal Testing Protest, Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA, 2-4pm.
April 28: Harvard Primate Rally, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 2-5pm

Both are weather dependent so emailed RSVP's are vital for non MARC members.
Contact website: www.massanimalrights.org
Contact name: Steve and Helen


Boston Animal Defense League

Day of demos against HLS on Sunday, the 22nd of April

Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Protest at University of Michigan


Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Primate Freedom project
Friday, April 27, 2007
Time:  4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:  Washington Ave, and Harvard Street in front of Moo's tower on the University of Minnesota west bank
.

Mississippi

Jackson, MS

University of Mississippi
Date:  Thursday, April 26th

Missouri

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START)
April 22 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Information table devoted solely to vivisection at the Earth Day St. Louis event in Forest Park. The table will be right next to our veggie burger booth, in the food vendor section.
www.start4animals.org 

St. Louis Animal Rights Team
Washington University, Forsyth Blvd. and Skinker
April 24, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.
Notes: Demo with posters, leaflets, and stickers.

New York

New York City, NY

Join Win Animal Rights, as we take our message of compassion toward animals and disgust for vivisectors, to those who enable the monsters at Huntingdon Life Sciences to continue to torture, mutilate, poison and ultimately kill 500 animals every single day. Protests and educational outreach will be on-going daily throughout the period from Friday, April 20, 2007 to Sunday, April 29, 2007.

Syracuse, NY

Bristol Meyers protest
People for Animal Rights
Date:  Saturday, April 28th, from 12:00-2:00 PM.

Ohio

Cleveland, OH

March of Dimes Walk America Leafleting Event
Sunday, April 29, 2007
In (extended) observance of World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week.
Time: 8am (Walk starts at 9am - we will be there as walkers begin to arrive.)
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, One Center Court, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 in front of the Huron Rd. entrance
Refor the March of Dimes -  www.ReformTheMarchofDimes.org
By leafleting, you will help inform March of Dimes supporters that there are better ways to help mothers and babies.

Columbus, OH

Protect Our Earth's Treasures - POET
Website: www.poetwill.org

Comments: Events at The Ohio State University from April 23 to 28 - Leaflets and more details will be posted on the website: www.poetwill.org

Oregon

Beaverton / Hillsboro

Visibility at Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton/ Hillsboro
When: April 24 Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: 505 NW 185th
Notes: Activists will be reaching out to neighbors of the primate labs during rush hour traffic by holding banners and signs calling them to speak up in defense of animals used in research. Many people who live near the Primate Center and drive past it everyday don't even know what it is or that more than 4,000 monkeys are held captive out of eyesight on the beautiful 270 acre campus.

Portland, OR

In Defense of Animals
March to OHSU, Portland
When: April 22 Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at PSU at Smith Memorial Student Union

Comments: IDA is hosting a March to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Demonstration at OHSU's main campus to raise awareness about the more than 4,000 monkeys and multitude of mice, rats and other animals being experimented on in their labs. Signs will be provided.

City Council meeting, Portland
When: April 25 Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: 1221 SW 4th, City Hall, Council Chambers

Notes: IDA's Matt Rossell will address city council members at their weekly meeting to deliver a message about the plight of animals in research labs in Portland. The public is welcome to attend so feel free to join us!

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Rat Chick Rat Rescue and Advocacy Group
Demo at Temple University School of Medical Research
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Time:  12pm-2pm
Location:  Temple University School of Medical Research, 3420 N. Broad St. (Broad & Ontario) Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple University conducts cruel and unnecessary experiments on animals in the name of science. For substance abuse research and other issues, they experiment on mice, rats, cats, dogs and sheep.  Our director attended a workshop for teachers hosted by Temple University. One of Temple's medical research doctors spoke of the non- sterilized room where surgery on rats takes place. She stated that the room did not need to be sterilized because rats and mice are not covered under the Animal Welfare Act and because people don't like them (rats and mice), you can get away with a lot more.

Rat Chick Rat Rescue and Advocacy Group
March of Dimes Walk America Leafleting Event
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Begins at 8 am -  at the Philadelphia Art Museum. 

Note:  The March of Dimes funds cruel and unnecessary animal experimentation. The people who are walking (in support of MoD) think they are doing something good. Please attend and educate them that they do not have to hurt one baby to help another.

Come out for as long as you can. The animals you will be leafleting on behalf of do not care if you can only come for 30 minutes. All that matters is that you attend.

Registration for the walk starts at 8am. The 6.8 mile walk starts at 9am and lasts for several hours. We would like to be there as walkers begin to arrive. Please email us for more info.

Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN

Saving Animals Via Education (S.A.V.E.)
April 26th, at 1:00 PM
location to be announced

Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

Texas

Austin, TX

University of Texas, Austin
Website:  www.actionforanimalsaustin.org
Comments: Please join us for a demo and speakers to educate people on the horrors and futility of animal experimentation.

Dallas, TX

March of Dimes WalkAmerica - Educational Demonstration
Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 8 AM to 11 AM (or any part you can attend).
Location:  Norbuck Park at White Rock Lake (2000 N. Buckner Blvd., Dallas, 75218)

Additional information and action alert:  Click Here
Note:  MOD spends about $30 million annually on cruel, repetitive and irrelevant animal experiments that have not produced benefits to babies and mothers. Meanwhile, the U.S. sinks lower and lower in world rankings for premature births, birth defects, newborn and infant mortality, and maternal mortality shamefully near the bottom of industrialized nations. We are asking MOD to redirect this wasteful and inhumane funding to human-based research and programs proven to improve the health of babies and mothers.
(Please see action alert for additional details.)

Houston, TX

Educational Demonstration at the March of Dimes WalkAmerica
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Time:  8:15 - 10:45 AM
University of Houston Campus

Several Animal advocacy groups in Houston are teaming up with PCRM for an Educational Demonstration at the March of Dimes WalkAmerica on Sunday, April 29th at the University of Houston Campus. This coincides with World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week. Houston Activist Melanie Blake is coordinating this demo with PCRM headquarters. We will be handing out thousands of leaflets to WalkAmerica participants to educate the public about the cruel MOD funded Animal experiments. PCRM will also have a mobile billboard driving up and down the streets by the walk here in Houston.

Please join us in speaking out against Animal testing and research. Animals in Labs suffer 24/7, so PLEASE give a few hours of your time for the Animals on Sunday.

Directions:  Exit 1-45 @ Cullen, Stay on Cullen and look for Entrance 11 (Robertson Stadium). Parking is available across street at Entrance 13, or other lots nearby. Meet under the trees near the public sidewalk at Cullen & Entrance 11.

Vermont

Green Mountain Animal Defenders
WLALW event, Burlington
When: Saturday, April 28
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Where: Church Street

Virginia

Fredericksburg, VA

University of Mary Washington Animal Rights Club
April 16-20, 2007

Time:  11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where:  1301 College Ave.

Notes: Email if you have any questions. We have events going on at different times each day. We will cover food, clothing, science, companion, and entertainment animal rights issues. Come out and support us!

Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University
 

Washington

Seattle, WA

Northwest Animal Rights Network
University of Washington, Seattle
Website: www.narn.org

Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Medical College of Wisconsin

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