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

Events in 2008

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Mesa, AZ

What: Demonstration against Covance’s history of animal abuse
When: April 26, time TBA
Where: Life Science Building, Southern and Dobson Campus
Contact: Mimi,

Local activist will be organizing a demonstration outside Mesa Community College’s Biotechnology Symposium. Rafiq Islam, Ph.D., Associate Director Immunochemistry Services at Covance Labs will be speaking along with others on April 26. Covance []―has been cited by the USDA for putting animals in cages that are too small, and for yelling, hitting, and using unnecessary force on primates (I am still working with this activist on a specific time—the conference is 8:30a-2p but she will be there for only about an hour. As I get more information in the next few days I will send it your way)


Los Angeles, CA

SAEN Los Angeles

1st Protest 
Date: Monday April 21st
Time: Noon to 2pm
Location: UCLA
Meeting place: Corner of Le Conte and Westwood, Westwood Village
Contact Julia:

2nd Protest
Date: Wednesday April 23rd
Time: Noon to 2pm
Meeting place: Corner of Beverly Blvd and San Vincente, Los Angeles
Contact Julia:

Directions to UCLA:
From 405 Exit Wilshire and head east Turn Left/North on Westwood Meeting place is NE corner of Le Conte and Westwood

From Sunset heading west Turn left on Hilgard Right on Le Conte Meeting place is corner of Le Conte and Westwood

Public parking available on Le Conte (turn left on Le Conte for parking from Westwood)

Directions to Cedars Sinai:
From 405 Exit Santa Monica Blvd and head east Turn right (east) on W. Beverly blvd Meeting place is on corner of Beverly Blvd and San Vicente

From 10 Exit S La Cienega Blvd and head north Turn left (west) on Beverly Blvd Meeting place is as above

$2 parking is available for Cedars Sinai in the Beverly Center (entrance on San Vicente)

For more information on the vigil please contact: 

This is a peaceful protest. Although the police are always present at events at UCLA we will endeavor to ensure all activists safety and no illegal activity is planned. All interactions with the public and the police department should remain civil and be directed to SAEN, LCA, IDA reps present or the legal observe.

Please wear walking shoes and bring water/sunscreen/hat.

Sacramento & Davis CA


San Diego

Contact: or visit


Farmington, CT

When: Thursday April 24 1:30-2:30p 
Where: University of Connecticut Health Center
Directions: Farmington Avenue entrance to UCHC  (
Contact information: 860-882-2492 

Hartford, CT

When: Thursday April 24 3:30p-5p 
Where: Hartford Hospital
Entrance to Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford,CT
Contact information: 860-882-2492

Comment: (Note: The entrance to the hospital is not obstructed by our demonstration)

New Haven, CT

When: Tuesday April 22 - 1:30pm-2:30pm
Where: Yale University

Location: 300 George Street, New Haven, CT
Contact information: 860-882-2492,


Kissimee, FL

Event: March of Dimes
When: Saturday, May 3, 2008 Time: 7:00 AM
Where: 320 East Monument Avenue
Details: Activists are needed to hand out leaflets to walkers. For more information and to help contact

Maitland, FL

What: Handing out leaflets and stickers at March for Babies
When: Saturday, April 26, beginning at 7:00 am
Where: Lake Lilly, 701 Lake Lilly Dr., Maitland
Contact: Carla and Bryan at  or 407-617-5572

Details: Local activists for a demonstration this Sunday against the March of Dimes at the organization’s annual March for Babies to help spread the truth about the March of Dimes’ cruel experiments on animals. Leaflets and stickers will be provided to hand out to walkers as they turn in their donations in order to inform them that every dollar spent to harm these animals is a dollar that could—and should—have been used to help people. The March of Dimes has funded painful experiments on animals, including experiments in which vivisectors have sewn kittens’ eyes shut, implanted wires into pregnant monkeys’ uteruses, and administered cocaine, nicotine, and alcohol to pregnant rats.

Orlando, FL

Event: March of Dimes
When: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Time: 7:00 AM
Where: Lake Lilly, 701 Lake Lilly Drive, Orlando , FL 32806
Details: Activists are needed to hand out leaflets to walkers. For more information and to help contact


Chicago, IL

Northwestern University
Location: Searle Medical Building at 320 E. Superior
ADL Chicago


Fort Wayne, IN

Lecture: Life in the lab by Michael A. Budkie, SAEN's Executive Director
Sunday, April 20th 5pm
Where: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Location: 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
                Walb Student Union Building, Room 222

Indianapolis, IN

What: Demonstration outside Eli-Lilly Shareholder Demo
When: Monday, April 21, 10:00 to 11am
Where: Lilly Corporate Center, 893 S. Delaware St, Indianapolis
Contact: Virginia, 757-943-7446

Details: Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly is reducing research and development costs by outsourcing to Asia, where no laws exist to protect animals in laboratories. In the United States, Eli Lilly has failed to extend its animal welfare policy to contract labs, including Covance []―a lab that was cited by the USDA for putting animals in cages that are too small, and for yelling, hitting, and using unnecessary force on primates. Jennifer Adams, a PETA Corporate Affairs representative, will be presenting a shareholder resolution to the other investors of Eli-Lilly inside the building.

Six cages will be erected outside of the entrance to the Lilly Corporate Center Auditorium. Inside, activists dressed as business men and women will be holding signs reading: “Eli Lilly Funds Chinese Torture”. If you can help or have any questions, please contact Virginia at 757-943-7446. (We ask that everyone attending this demo be dressed in business attire.)


Kansas City, KS

SAEN News Conference


New Orleans, LA

Tulane University
contact: Jeff Dorson 901-268-4432


Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University Bayview Campus
News Conference
Wednesday April 23rd 10am
JHU Bayview Medical Center (4940 Eastern Ave.)


Boston, MA

MARC (the Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition) will hold two events for WLALW:
April 19: Animal Testing Protest, Copley Square, Boston, MA, 2-4pm.
April 26: Harvard Primate Rally, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 2-5pm

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


Detroit, MI

SAEN News Conference

East Lansing, MI

Students Promoting Animal Rights at Michigan State University
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Contact: Mitch Goldsmith
Email:  Attn: SPAR
Phone: 517 315 1277

Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo Animal Liberation League - KALL
Protest at MPI Research
contact: 269-383-4656 

SAEN News Conference


Minneapolis, MN

SAEN News Conference


Jackson, MS

Charles Coburn 

News briefing criticizing University of Mississippi, Jackson primate experiments as part of Earth Day Event


St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START)
April 20 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
The St. Louis Animal Rights Team will have a booth at our Earth Day festival (April 20th) devoted to anti-vivisection (and another one for selling veggie burgers/chili & vegan hot chocolate). We'll have literature and cruelty-free shopping guides. Hopefully we'll show a video if the electricity isn't a problem.
Telephone:  314-851-0928

St. Louis Animal Rights Team
St. Louis University Animal Research Center
, Grand and Chouteau
April 26, 2007
at 12:00 noon
Telephone:  314-851-0928


Reno, Nevada

Location: Charles River Laboratories
Date: Tuesday, April 22nd
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Meeting Place: Charles River facility at the corner of Maestro and Longley in Reno.
Contact: Tania Tavcar
Phone: (775) 852-3506

New Hampshire

Concord, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Animal Rights League
Dartmouth Protest
Contact: Linda Dionne
Phone: 603-226-4344

Durham, NH

Animal Right Alliance
Where: University of New Hampshire
Phone: (603) 440-5993

New York

New York City, NY

Win Animal Rights (WAR)
Dates: Friday, April 18, 2008 - Tabling at Bronx High School of Science Earth Day Festival
           Saturday, April 19, 2008
           Sunday, April 20,2008
           Saturday, April 26, 2008
           Sunday, April 27, 2008
Time: 2:00 pm until sundown each day
Location: Homes & Offices of Huntingdon Life Sciences customers & suppliers
Contact: , , 1-646-267-9934

Comments: World Week '08 activities include multiple days of protest and educational outreach. Each of the days listed above, protests combined with educational outreach will be held from 2:00 PM until sundown at the homes and offices of  Huntingdon Life Sciences customers and suppliers. Our emphasis will be  educating the community about the horrors of animal testing and the choice to live and shop cruelty free.  For more detailed scheduling information, visit our website and click on the World Week banner at the top of the page.

Syracuse, NY

Bristol Meyers protest
People for Animal Rights
Date:  Thursday, April 24th, from 4:30-6:00 PM.
Location: Bristol,Myers,Squibb, Thompson Rd.
Telephone: 315-434-9039


Columbus, OH

Protect Our Earth's Treasures - POET
Date:  Thursday, April 24th, from 4:00 PM.
Location: Ohio State University
Phone: 614-224-4598
Contact: rob russell

Comments: The start time is not firm (4:00-4:30pm) but we plan to meet at Neil & 11th - in the grassy area next to Hamilton Hall - march down 12th Ave. to Wiseman Hall, continue to the Biomedical Research Tower, and then march across the pedestrian bridge next to the Drake Union and to the Veterinary Hospital. I hope you see a pattern, we are passing by the areas that conduct a large majority of the animal research on the OSU campus.

Dayton, OH

People Animals Network/SAEN
  Sunday April 20th 11:30
Location: Wright Patterson AFB
Phone: (937) 253-9448
Email: - Put WPAFB in the subject line of any email


Portland, OR

Sunday, April 20: OHSU Doorhanger Outreach
9:30am, meet at Haven Coffee Shop, 35th and Division SE.

Join IDA and the Coalition to Abolish Animal Testing (CAAT) in an ongoing joint effort walking through neighborhoods, leaving leaflets on doors with a message about ending OHSU experimenter, Eliot Spindel’s cruel and useless nicotine experiments on mother monkeys and their babies. No need to feel shy about this outreach, we do not knock on doors or solicit people; we only leave information.

OHSU Demonstrations
Wednesday, April 23rd: OHSU Clinic, SE 39th and Division

Thursday, April 24th: OHSU main campus, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd. (meet under pedestrian bridge at main hospital entrance)

Friday, April 25th: Oregon National Primate Research Center, 505 SW 185th, Hillsboro (carpool available- rsvp to )

Noon- 2pm each of these days.

Saturday, April 26th: Leafleting the March of Dimes, March for Babies
9am, Locations in Vancouver and Portland

Please rsvp to  for more details

Your actions are desperately needed to help bring about the day that no animal has to die in a laboratory. The important changes that are happening in the area of animal testing have great potential to profoundly impact the use of animals in research. There’s never been a better time to advocate for change. Please help us help them. If outside the Portland area, contact our office and find out how we can help you plan an event where you live.

For more information, please contact Matt Rossell at 503-24-9996 or


Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania
Date:  Saturday, April 26th from 3:15-4:15 pm
Location: 34th and Walnut in Philadelphia.
Email:  for more info. RSVP appreciated but not required.
Comments: Signs and pamphlets provided but feel free to bring your own. 


Nashville, TN

Congressional Meeting & News Conference
Where: 320 War Memorial Bldg at 3:30
Contact: phone number 615/390-7139 Patti Ragsdale

The Nashville Chapter of SAEN is meeting with 45th District State Representative Debra Young Maggart Tuesday 4/22 at 320 War Memorial Bldg at 2 pm to discuss AWA violations within TN universities. A Press Conference has been called following the meeting


Austin, TX

Action for Animals in Austin, Texas

Bastrop, TX

Date: April 26, 2008
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Location: University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
               Michale Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
Address: 650 Cool Water Drive, Bastrop , Texas 78602
Contact Person: Timothy J. Verret,
Phone: (512) 879-7437

Houston, TX

Where: Texas Heart Institute
Contact: Melanie (  (832-724-3308).


Salt Lake City, Utah

Animal Rights Conference
Date: April 25-27
Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Comments: March to the University of Utah animal research lab the evening of April 25


Richmond, VA

Where: Virginia Commonwealth Medical School
When: April 25 1pm
Contact: Kathy Norman   (804) 675-9225
Comments: meet at 1401 E. Broad Street in front of the Virginia Dept of Transportation

Washington, DC

What: Demonstration against unnecessary animal tests
When: April 16, 12 noon-1 p.m.
Where: Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave. S.W, Washington, D.C.
Contact: Virginia, 757-943-7446

Details: Please join PETA for a demonstration that will bring attention to the recent Washington Post report about the horrific and outdated animal tests that are still mandated by the U.S. government. The article details the across-the-board failures of the U.S. approach to regulating dangerous chemicals, including the ineptitude of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods, which is the only government entity tasked with implementing non-animal methods. PETA has released its own report confirming The Washington Post's findings and is calling for a congressional investigation into the agency's negligence. 


Everett, WA

Northwest Animal Rights Network
Location: University of Washington, Everett
Date: April 21
Telephone: 206-250-7301

Protest in Everett for SNBL Primates
When: Monday, April 21st @ noon - 2:00pm
Where: Everett Courthouse (3000 Rockefeller)
We will be having a demo to ask that the Snohomish County Prosecutor press Felony Animal Cruelty charges against the SNBL employees that were responsible for boiling a monkey to death in February.
For more info see: 
We will be meeting at the corner of Pacific Ave & Rockerfeller
(see map:  )
We will have have signs and fliers, we just need you!

If you cannot make the demo, please contact Janice Ellis, the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney, and ask her to not let this horrible crime go unpunished.

Felony Animal Cruelty charges are the only thing that will get SNBL to clean up its act, since clearly the USDA intends to do nothing.

Address: 3000 Rockefeller, M/S 504, Everett, WA 98201
Location: 1st floor, Mission Bldg
Phone: 425-388-3333
Office E-mail: 

CARE WWAIL Protest at UW Health Sciences Center
When: Wednesday, April 23rd @ 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: in front of Magnuson Health Science Center (1925 N.E. Pacific St.)

The University of Washington Animal Rights group - CARE (Campus Animal Rights Educators) will be organizing a protest in front of the Magnuson Health Sciences Center which also houses the UW's Infant Primate Research facility. If you need help figuring out how to get there, check out:
If you have questions about this demo, please contact

WWAIL Protest at UW Western Ave Facility
When: Thursday, April 24th @ 4 - 6pm
Where: UW Primate Facility on Western (3010 Western Ave)
NARN is not letting the UW off the hook. Thanks to the efforts of PETA and SAEN (Stop Animals Exploitation Now), hundreds of documents have been uncovered that show flagrant abuses by animal researchers. The scientists that claim their work is necessary and done only to help people have blatantly ignored their own staff veterinarians. Aside from the incredibly sloppy science these doctors practice, how exactly, does inserting electrodes into the brains of monkeys help people?
We have confirmed widespread violations of animal protection regulations involving studies in which experimenters cut off the tops of monkeys' skulls, insert electrodes into their brains, and implant wire coils in their eyes. The monkeys are then restrained in experimentation chairs, with their heads bolted in place so that they can't move while experimenters track their eye movements. They are kept hungry or thirsty much of the time so that they'll comply during tests to get a sip of water or a bite of food.

To learn more about the abuses at the UW Primate Center, check out and 
We will be meeting at The Olympic Sculpture Park across the street from the University of Washington Primate Center, 3010 Western Ave.
Signs and leaflets will be provided.
Please take some time out of your busy day to speak up for these animals who are tortured in UW’s laboratories. They do not have a voice, so we must use ours to speak out for them

Seattle, WA

Northwest Animal Rights Network
Location: University of Washington, Seattle
Date: April 24, 4-6 pm
Telephone: 206-250-7301


Madison, WI

SAEN News Conference




French animal rights group International Campaigns will be running and relaying WWAIL 2008 in France as in the past with almost 30 actions run by over 25 local AR groups here between the 19th and the 26th of April 08.

All actions and contacts listed here:


IAVS & ARAN join forces for
Central Bank, Dame Street
SATURDAY 26th April 2008 2pm – 4pm



Tel Aviv, Israel

The Israeli Society for the Abolition of Vivisection (ISAV)
We will have a meeting for a lecture and discussion at our organization, a demonstration against an institute which does experiments on animals, and a big concert with bends and celebrities.
Contact: Shay Dawidowicz
Phone: 03-63590143

South Africa

World Day for Animals in Laboratories: Thursday April 24th

Each year millions of animals, birds and fish are experimented on in the name of science and research, for industries as diverse as pharmaceutical, cosmetic and weapons development.

These creatures are burnt, scalded, drowned, subjected to emotional and physical deprivations, electrocuted, poisoned and have their limbs and brains damaged, often without the benefit of anaesthesia or analgesics. Aside from being morally wrong, such experiments are often misleading and the results cannot be applied to humans. Awareness of the suffering inflicted on helpless creatures has grown enormously in recent years and April 24th is earmarked as World Day for Laboratory Animals, an international day of protest against this abuse.

South African animal rights organisations and caring individuals will be gathering to protest the continuing abuse and the secrecy under which vivisectors operate, in various parts of Johannesburg on April 24th.

Programme of events:

1. The Star wall will be painted this weekend

2. Protests will take place in the morning between 7 and 9am at the following venues:

- In front of Wits University steps at the entrance in Jan Smuts Ave

- Outside Wits Research Labs just before the entrance to the

Johannesburg General Hospital and

- On the corner of Empire and Yale roads

And again at these same venues between 4 and 6pm in the evening.

2. Street theatre will take place during the day - pls contact Anastasya for more information.

3. And a topless bus filled with protestors waving banners and shouting slogans will tour the area between 4pm and 6pm.

Please add your voice to the protest! Join us for a short while at any of these venues.

Please RSVP to this e-mail if you need a placard or can volunteer to be a marshal.

United Kingdom

Event: Oxford University
Saturday 19th April 2008 Time: 12 noon
Where: Oxpens Park, Oxpens Road, Oxford (map)

World Day for Laboratory Animals is a United Nations recognized day of international commemoration of the suffering and killing of millions of innocent sentient beings in laboratories throughout the world.

Behind the 'dreaming spires of Oxford', its university is responsible for the torture and death of countless numbers of animals in cruel and worthless experiments; animals like Felix the monkey, who had the top of his skull sliced off, electrodes implanted into his brain, was chemically brain damaged and then, when he had outlived his usefulness, was killed in July last year.

With Oxford University's new animal research laboratory on South Parks Road nearing completion, inside which many, many more animals like Felix will be tortured and killed, SPEAK will be holding a rally and march through the centre of Oxford on April 19th, to mark World Day and to make it clear to the university and its friends in high places that our fight will never end until animal abuse inside its laboratories is a thing of the past.

The opening of the new lab will signal the beginning of the next phase in the campaign against animal cruelty at Oxford University. Whereas in the last four years the demonstrations have been held against the building of the lab, in the future the protests will be held directly against those who are mutilating and brutalizing the animals inside the lab. They will be able to see us, they will be able to hear us and they will not be able to hide.

The animals inside the laboratories of Oxford have no voice of their own, they need us to SPEAK out for them. Their lives belong to them, and no-one else. Please join us to fight for their rights and freedom, we are all they have.

Transport is being organized from all over the country. For information on transport from your area, please visit  Please contact 07840 986864 if you are either able to offer space(s) in your vehicle or you need a lift.

Event: SPEAK benefit gig taking place after the national demo listed above

When: Saturday 19 April 2008 Time: 7.30 till late
Where: North Oxford Rugby Club, North Hinksey, Oxford, OX2
Band: The GeriPatricks Irish Band
Price: £7.50 (with food included)

late bar, raffle, AR stalls and much, much more...

Overnight camping at the rugby club is available on Saturday night, £10 charge per tent by the club (no camp fires allowed). If you are interested in camping, you must reserve a pitch prior to the event. Please ring 0845 330 7985 or Mob: 07986 559012 or  to reserve your pitch.

For those interested in staying at a nearby hostel, the following information may be of interest:

Central Backpackers Oxford
Ph 44 (0)1865 24 22 88
Address: 13 Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HH

Oxford Backpackers
Ph 44(0) 1865 721 761
FAX 44(0) 1865 203 293
Address: 9a Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX12EW

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