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

Events in 2002

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Arizona

Tempe/Scottsdale

We are going to hold a "town meeting" on animal experiments, April 29th. 

Tucson

A vigil in front of UMC, University Medical Center, from 7 to 830 on Friday night the 26th, 1501 N Campbell sponsored by SPEAK.

California

Los Angeles

This year for WWAIL (World Week for Animals in Laboratories) there will be 3 days of events in Los Angeles organized by Foundation for Animal Liberation with Last Chance for Animals beginning at the UCLA campus on Thursday, April 25th. The information is as follows...

      THURSDAY, April 25th @ 10:30AM SHARP!
Meet at the corner of Westwood and LeConte in the city of Westwood just outside the southern entrance to the UCLA campus. We will be marching to the campus and other locations from there. If you need help with directions, etc. please give us a call.

There will also be some speakers and a video showing at the campus after the demos so please stick around for a couple of hours. We will be discussing the next two days of events and details about the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences.

      FRIDAY, April 26th @ 10:00AM SHARP
We will be targeting the crucial financial ties to the notorious Huntingdon Life Sciences and this day is sure to be exciting. We will be meeting at Westwood Park in the city of Westwood and will be traveling via chartered bus and caravans to various locations.

Westwood Park is located on Veteran Blvd just south of Wilshire Blvd past the Federal Building. There is ample street parking in the neighborhood, just be sure to observe the parking restrictions that may be posted. We will be gathering in the SouthEast parking lot of Westwood Park and piling on the bus for some adventure. If you need directions or help, please don't hesitate to call.

      SATURDAY, April 27th @ 10:00AM
The animals tortured in HLS labs don't get the weekend off, so why should those who profit from their deaths? Saturday we will be meeting again at Westwood Park and traveling to the homes of those responsible for the horrors within HLS. The directions and location of Westwood Park is above. Meet there on time and we will be moving the demonstrations elsewhere. And forward this email far and wide... help get the word out!

(if you are unable to make it to all of the events I would suggest that you try to make it to at least Friday and/ or Saturday)

We will be making more information public as it becomes available so please check back often either over email or telephone.

Foundation for Animal Liberation
  

San Francisco

Join Bay Area activists for the Western Regional Mass World Week for Animals in Labs Weekend of Action!

When: April 20-22
Where: San Francisco/Berkeley

Every year, animal rights activists all over the globe use World Week for Animals in Labs as an opportunity to converge on vivisection scum across the world together and fight for the animals in labs. This year, activists in the U.S. are joining forces regionally--In San Francisco, Texas, Chicago, and the Northeast--to send a clear message to the vivisection industry, and Huntingdon Life Sciences in particular, that we will join forces and shut them down!

Join Animal Rights Direct Action Coalition and a coalition of animal rights organizations and activists for the West Coast regional weekend of action and help us give the animals in labs a voice!

Saturday, April 20th:
10a.m.-6p.m.
Anti-vivisection conference Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita)
Berkeley, CA 94709-2022

Come to hear experts and activists speak on vivisection, activism, and notorious animal testing lab Huntingdon Life Sciences

Sunday, April 21st:
Home Demonstrations
Time and location TBA

The animals in labs don't get to clock out at nite and enjoy quiet time at home and neither should these monsters!

Monday, April 22nd:
PROTEST
Meet at Market and Embarcadero Streets in San Francisco @ 1PM

March to various HLS (notorious animal testing lab) related targets

For more information, contact:
Animal Rights Direct Action Coalition, SF
www.ardac.org

Florida:

Event:        Demonstration at USF Medical School
City:          Tampa, FL
Street:        Bruce B. Downs, between Fowler and Fletcher
Location:   At the overpass, which crosses between the Veteran's Hospital and the USF Medical Library
Date:           Saturday, April 27, 2002
Time:           12:00 noon to 2:00pm

Objective:    Florida Voices for Animals, Sarasota in Defense of Animals, and USF's Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will hold a demonstration against the use of dogs, pigs, and other animals for classroom practice at the University of South Florida.   We strongly oppose the continued exploitation of the thousands of animals who suffer and die in wasteful, scientifically unsound research, and in callous, unnecessary classroom procedures.

From, "The Nature of Wellness", 1999:   "Increasing numbers of scientists agree that the only way to deal with our mounting health problems is to abolish the medieval ritual of experimental research on animals and engage in Real Medicine: a medicine based on prevention, clinical research (the observation and treatment of human beings suffering from human diseases) and, above all, logic and common sense."

Illinois

Chicago

Days of action against HLS begin on April 25th.  

Activists throughout the Midwest will be gathering in Chicago for WWAIL this year to pay visits to the HLS supporters in our area.

April 25th
Meet at our convergence space for speakers, food, music, and other assorted fun. We'll discuss the campaign and the rest of the weekend. Then, get ready for action.

2129 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
5pm

April 26th & April 27th
April 26th and 27th will be all out war against Huntingdon Life Sciences and their supporters.

We will be operating a convergence space 24 hours a day so that interested activists will be able to meet and visit targets any time of the day. We will have literally hundreds of targets to hit - with your help we'll be able to visit them all in some form or another.

2129 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL

Remember, these actions will only be a success with your help. We will do our best to provide free food and housing for every activist.

If you need to be put in contact with other activists to travel to Chicago with, contact us. We will do anything and everything in our power to help you come to Chicago. See you Soon.

See you in Chicago!

Michigan:

Event:            demonstration at MPI, toxicology lab
City:             
Kalamazoo
Street:
Location:      
one block south of I-94 at exit 66 (Mattawan exit)
Date:           
Tuesday, 23 April 2002
Time:           
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Objective:     
To protest the use of animals in laboratories
Contact:       
Kalamazoo Animal Liberation League

Event:            demonstration at Hazelton Research Products, a lab animal breeder/supplier
City:           
  Oshtemo
Street:           
6321 S. 6th St.
Location:       
just west of KVCC
Date:             
Tuesday, 23 April 2002
Time:           
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Objective:     
To protest the use of animals in laboratories
Contact:       
 Kalamazoo Animal Liberation League

Event:            demonstration at Pharmacia
City:             
Kalamazoo
Street:
Location:       
the corner of Portage and Lovell Streets
Date:           
Thursday, 25 April 2002
Time:           
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Objective:     
To protest the use of animals in laboratories
(Approx. half of a million animals suffer and die in their labs each year.)
Contact:       
 Kalamazoo Animal Liberation League

Event:            Charles River; animal breeding facility
City:             
Kalamazoo
Street:           
9801 Shaver Rd.
Location:
Date:           
Saturday, 27 April 2002
Time:           
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Objective:     
To protest the use of animals in laboratories
Contact:       
 Kalamazoo Animal Liberation League

New York

New York, NY

Saturday, April 20
Come in to town early and join the Animal Defense League-Long Island for demos.
Evening
Video Showing and Social Event
See a brand new SHAC USA campaign video and hear speakers including a SHAC campaigner from the UK. Meet campaigners and socialize with fellow northeast activists.
Source of Life Center
22 West 34th St
(between 5th and 6th Ave)
7 PM

Sunday, April 21
Roving Demonstration in NYC - Tour de Force!
Take a tour of HLS collaborators in NYC. Show them that there’s no rest for animal killers! Bring good walking shoes, a Metro pass, noisemakers, whistles and your anger!
Grand Central Train Terminal
Main Concourse
Info Booth
3 PM

Monday, April 22
SHAC invades New Jersey!
Travel down to New Jersey to hit HLS and their collaborators all over the state.
Princeton Town Center
Wild Oats Natural Food Market parking lot
1 PM
Lab Demo
4 - 6 PM
 

Uniondale NY

FRIDAY, April 19th
3 p.m.
LONG ISLAND
Aetna Insurance Protest
Long Island Animal Defense League along with SHAC-USA will be kicking off the North East activities for World Week, with a protest against Aetna Insurance, who insure the scum who are employed at HLS! Who's gonna work at HLS with no insurance to cover them? NO ONE! Aetna U.S. Healthcare is one of HLS's most important supporters - without the means to provide it's employees with healthcare, HLS will not be able to successfully keep its doors open. Furthermore, rising premiums is something HLS cannot afford as a business already on a path to bankruptcy. It's time to FINISH HLS!

Aetna Insurance Protest
3 p.m. SHARP!
April 19th, 2002
333 Earl Ovington Blvd
Uniondale NY

Oregon

World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) Conference
Portland State University

Lectures and workshops and food, oh my. Workshops will include PGP, IMC and media training.

Below is the tentative schedule. Feel free to call or email to voice your interest in specific topics ...

Saturday, April 27th, 2002 - 11am - 6pm:

11am - 12:30pm - Alan Berger - Director, API
“Xenotransplantation: Plunging Headlong into Madness”

1pm - 2pm - Food Not Bombs
Food Not Bombs on the park blocks

2pm - 3:30pm - Matt Rossell (IDA) and Elaine Close (CAAT)

3:40pm-5pm - Dr. Sharon Methvin, NW Field Representative, API
“Strategies of Social Protest: Illustrations from past social justice movements”

5pm-5:30pm - Speakers TBA
Campaign efficacy strategies

5:30pm-6pm
Wrap-up/refreshments/mingling

Sunday, April 28th, 2002 (Tentative Events) - 12pm - 6pm

  • Dan Stotter - FOIAdvocates, Bahr & Stotter Law Offices Eugene, OR “The effective use of FOIA [Freedom of Information Act] and public records laws”

  • Portland Copwatch Knowing your rights/Observing the Police Training

  • Craig Rosebraugh PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encryption workshop Local Portland Activists

  • Media workshop on the technicals of reporting: working behind cameras and audio, general info about reporting and safety at events, posting to IMC, how features are made, etc.

Texas

Friday, April 26th - Houston
Office demos: meet at the Southmore House at the corner of Wheeler and LaBranch at noon for vegan lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. We will leave at 1:30 pm for an afternoon of demos. There will be a benefit show that evening for the campaign, details to follow.

Saturday, April 27th - Houston
Home demos: meet at the Southmore House (corner of Wheeler and LaBranch) at noon for vegan lunch prepared by Food Not Bombs. We will leave at 1:00 pm for a delightful home tour. There will be a show again in the evening at CCA (Center for Creative Autonomy) for the pleasure of our out of town guests. CCA is located at 2014 Washington Avenue.

Sunday, April 28th - Houston
March of Dimes walk - we will be flyering. Still getting details on the where and when. 
purplelamb@earthlink.net 

Washington

Seattle

12:00 PM 4/26 - UW Health Sciences Open House and CanKelley Demo Health Sciences Bldg. on UW Campus We will have multiple demonstrations at the UW - please check back to confirm time(s) - to help bring about a change in their policies towards animals. The UW has shown that it cares little about the welfare of the animals under their care by hiring a notorious animal abuser as the Chief Veterinarian for Primate Research.

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