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 2009

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Citizens Against Covance
Sun. April 19: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM. - Rally & March to Covance
Fri. April 24: 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Rally at high traffic visibility intersection followed by procession to Covance. Candlelight vigil, speakers, prayers, tributes to victims of Covance.
Sat. April 25: 2:00 -4:00 PM. Rally & march to Covance finale



Contact: Linda 

Los Angeles

Protest Wednesday April 22nd

SAEN Los Angeles
Phone: 310 271 6096 ext 27
Contact: Julia

Thursday April 16th
Benefit Concert at The Whisky A Go Go (8901 Sunset Blvd, 90069)
Hosted by VH-1's Ambre Lake with Rikki Rocket of Poison, Truth Movement featuring actor Corey Feldman, Nero Zero, The Faded and others.

Doors open 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 available from The Whisky Box Office (310 652 4202)
Appearances by Shannon Keith (documentary filmmaker of Behind the Mask) and Peter Young (animal rights activist).

Monday April 20th
Lecture hosted by the UCLA Animal Law Society with Michael Budkie.
Screening of Behind the Mask followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shannon Keith hosted the the UCLA Animal Law Society.

Both events will be held at UCLA Law School Room 1357 from 12:15-2:15pm

"UCLA Law School is located near the intersection of Hilgard Avenue and Wyton. Immediately after entering the campus on Wyton, there will be a parking kiosk, which is directly north of the law school building. Kiosk attendants will direct you to the nearest available parking and direct you to the Law School .The public is welcome to attend this event free of charge, parking at UCLA is now $9 per vehicle."

Wednesday April 22nd
Rally and press conference at UCLA and UCI. Rich McLellen, M.D (President of the California Chapter of the League of Humane Voters, Emergency Medical Consultant and Zoologist), Michael Budkie (Founder and Director of S.A.E.N) Shannon Keith (Documentary film maker of "Behind the Mask", attorney and legislative consultant to LA Dept of Animal Services) will be speaking. Meet at 10:30am at UCLA, corner of Le Conte and Westwood, Westwood Village. 1:30pm / 2:00pm bus will be leaving UCLA for UCI and returning to LA. Public parking available on Le Conte (turn left on Le Conte for parking from Westwood)

Thursday April 23rd
Protest/vigil at Cedars Sinai - 6:00 - 8:00pm.
Meet at corner of Cedars Sinai, corner of Beverly Blvd and San Vicente

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)


Contact: Linda

San Diego

Salk Institute
San Diego Animal Advocates

San Francisco

Target: UCSF
When: Monday, April 20 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: 513 Parnassus St.
Contact: Melissa Gonzalez,, 707-981-7701
Comments: Please come and speak out for the animals who are suffering and being tortured to death at UCSF. We are looking for people to help pass out flyers, hold signs and banners that IDA will provide. We are also looking for volunteers to hand out flyers for an hour each day for the rest of the week. Please help the animals at UCSF by contacting me today!


New Haven

Yale University
Contact: Yale Affiliates Animal Rights Network



WHEN: Saturday April 25th
WHERE: Lake Lilly located at 701 Lake Lilly Drive in Maitland FL
We will gather on the sidewalk near the Maitland Civic Center.


Target: Screening, "Earthlings"
When: April 21, 2009 10am-1pm
Where: To Be Determined
Contact: Lana Smithson,  (phone's better to catch her)
Comments: FVA will join In Defense of Animals during World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) to speak out against the abhorrent use of animals in testing and research.
Many people have no clue that innocent animals live their lives pumped full of chemicals, have their organs removed/manipulated, are left devoid of pain killers so researchers can monitor how intense their pain is, are burned to test treatments, addicted to narcotics, ALL in the name of improving humans quality of life - even when NINETY TWO PERCENT of what they learn from other animals DOES NOT occur in humans! JOIN US AND GET THE WORD OUT!

Suggested Parking:
From Fowler, turn onto campus via Leroy Collins Blvd., after Alumni Drive, you will pass the Library (they one you're to meet at) on your right. Turn right into Elm Drive/Road - parking garage on the left [first floor in the back is for visitors - MUST HAVE CREDIT/DEBIT CARD TO PAY FOR PARKING] 2 hours = $3 (I think) Campus map:



Emory University
When: Sunday April 19th, 11:30 - 1:30
Where: Stone Gates Entrance to Emory U on North Decatur Rd
Contact:  770-719-5348








Copley Square, Back Bay
What: End Animal Testing Rally
Date: TBA
contact: Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition (MARC),


Harvard University
What: Protest for the Harvard Primates
Date: April 25, 2009; 2-4pm
contact: Massachusetts Animal Rights Coalition (MARC),


Ann Arbor

University of Michigan
Contact: Michigan Animal Rights Society
Phone: 231-492-4212

East Lansing

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 Animal Liberation League - KALL
Protest at MPI Research
Thursday April 23 4:30-6:00
contact: 269-383-4656 



Target: Animal Laboratories: Undercover Investigation
When: April 19, 3 pm
Where: 2615 East Franklin Avenue
Contact: Animal Rights Coalition, , 612-822-6161
Comments: Event is Free and Open to the Public:





Charles River Laboratories
Monday April 20th 11 am to 1pm
on the corner of Maestro Dr. and Longley Ln. Ren NV.
Northern Nevada Animal Alliance
Tanya Tavcar 
775 852-3506

New Hampshire


New Hampshire Animal Rights League
Tricia Orr

New York

New York City

Protests will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2009 and Sunday April 26, 2009.

World Week Kick-off event:

Sunday, April 19, 2009 @ 2:00pm Protest the Customers of Huntingdon Life Sciences - Focus on Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novartis Meet at: 10 Columbus Circle/59th St. & Broadway (in the lobby of the Time Warner building that houses Whole Foods - meet at the top of the escalator which goes down into Whole Foods)

World Week Wrap Up event:

April 26, 2009 @ 2:00pm Protest Huntingdon Life Sciences at the home of Andrew Baker, CEO Meet at: 279 Central Park West at 88th Street. Protest wll be held on the Central Park side of the street



People for Animal Rights
Thursday, April 23rd, from 4:30-6:00
Protesting at Bristol, Myers, Squibb
6000 Thompson RD., East Syracuse, NY
Contact person: Lou De Santis

North Carolina


Stop the Exploitation of Research and Animals in the Triangle SERAT
UNC-Chapel Hill
Beth Levine 

People will be holding signs and handing out leaflets at UNC-Chapel Hill during lunch time in the Pit area outside the dining areas on campus. Signs will include quotes, as well as factual information on the # of animals used in research at UNC obtained from the 2008 USDA Facility Report.



Ohio State University
Phone: 614-224-4598
Contact: rob russell



If you live in or near Portland, Oregon, please join IDA for a protest against the cruel and unnecessary animal experiments at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) at their Main Campus on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

WHAT: Rally for reliable, non-animal research at OHSU
WHERE: OHSU main campus in SW Portland, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
WHEN: 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
for more information, or to sign up for the carpooling, please call IDA at 503-249-9996 or email
How to get there:
Parking is difficult so consider taking the Trimet bus #8, or carpooling from the IDA office.
Directions and parking.

Note: Some advocates parked in OHSU lots have been hassled by security. Very limited off-campus parking is available further up Sam Jackson Park Rd.

Directions & Parking:

Signs will be provided, just bring a friend!



University of Pennsylvania
Contact: Reach Out for Animal Rights (ROAR)
Phone: 609-221-2832


Target: University of Pittsburgh
When: April 22, 2009 6:00 pm
Where: Biomedical Science Tower 3-3501 5th Ave.
Contact: Pittsburgh Association for the Abolition of Vivisection, 




Name: Action For Animals
Address: P.O. Box 456, Austin, Texas  78767 USA
Phone: 512-879-7437
Contact: Timothy J. Verret




Medical College of VA/Virginia Commonwealth University
Contact: Kathy Norman
Phone: 804-675-9225
Planning on April 24, 2009
meet 9:00 am in front of the Medical School on E. Broad Street side.

Washington, DC



Contact Rachel: 206-334-3742






Dublin 2

Target: Trinity College - Protest
When: 24 April, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Lincoln Place/ Westland Row
Contact: National Animal Rights Association, , +00353 (0)86 8729 444


South Africa

United Kingdom


Target: March and Rally in London to mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories.
When: Saturday, 25 April, 12 noon
Where: Hyde Park, Reformers' Tree, near Speakers' Corner.
Contact: info@wdail.org , Facebook
Comments: Please join the National March and Rally in London to mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories on Saturday April 25th. Already campaigners are planning to travel to London from across the UK, with still more coming from other countries such as France, Sweden, Holland, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Italy and Spain.

If you haven't already made travel plans, now is the time. Coaches and minibuses have been organised from around the country, contact us for details of transport from your area.
It promises to be the biggest anti-vivisection march for years, and will bring together campaigners from many different parts of the movement. As well as seasoned campaigners, we also hope to attract many new and young activists, some of whom were not even born when many thousands regularly marched against animal experiments. With this march we hope to revive the spirit of those marches, and unite the movement in a show of strength and solidarity.

Meeting in Hyde Park
The day will begin with a gathering from 12noon in Hyde Park. Here there will be speeches and information about various aspects of the anti-vivisection struggle, and more importantly what we can all do to help end this barbaric and unscientific practice.

March through central London
At around 1.30pm we will begin the march which will take us through the centre of London, through the busiest areas of the capital, including Park Lane, Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, enabling us to get our message across to tens of thousands of shoppers, tourists and residents along the route.

To Whitehall, Downing St and rally at Parliament
Then the march will move on to the political centre of London, along Whitehall, past the end of Downing St, into Parliament Square and past the Houses of Parliament. Here the march will end with a rally, with speeches calling among other things for an end to government support for vivisection, and an enquiry into the whole area of animal experimentation, something which the government promised some 12 years ago before coming to power, one of many broken pre-election promises which the march will highlight.

After-March Evening event
The rally at Parliament will finish at around 5pm.
From 6pm 'til around 11pm there will be an after-march info/social event at Conway Hall, which is just a short walk or bus/tube ride away. Here the anti-vivisection theme will be continued, with information stalls, films, speakers and discussions about where we go from here, all in relaxed surroundings, with lots of tasty food and drinks (all vegan).

What to bring
Please do feel free to bring your own banners, placards, costumes, be creative, inventive and colourful, we want to make the march as eye-catching as possible. Also please bring megaphones, drums, whistles etc, let's make ourselves heard; as well as showing our anger and sorrow about vivisection, we also want the march to be a celebration of our movement and its determination to bring the suffering to an end once and for all.



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