World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2011

9 Apr

Each year from April 16th to 23rd, animal advocates and activists across the world come together to call for an alternative to the antiquated and unnecessary usage of animals in biomedical experimentation. Billions of tax dollars are wasted and millions of innocent lives are lost under the fraudulent guise of science. We at and the Northwest Animal Rights Network, in coordination with the Seattle Animal Defense League, will be banding together with other activists worldwide to protest these atrocities for WWAIL. We ask you to join us at the events listed below:

Friday April 15th, 7:00pm
“Chattel” Documentary Screening

As a precursor to the events for WWAIL and to provide a visual reminder of the importance of the work necessary to stop the use of animals in research and testing, this documentary will be screened which focuses on the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Portland, OR. (excerpt)
Wayward Vegan Cafe
5253 University Way NE (between 52nd St & 55th St)

Saturday April 16th 12:00pm-2:00pm
Kick off demonstration UW campus on the corner of 15th & 45th

Sunday April 17th, 7:30 pm
SADL General Meeting/Vivisection 101 Workshop

The Seattle Animal Defense League will have their monthly general meeting, after which will be a Vivisection 101 seminar, explaining the kind of techniques used in animal laboratories, why the research extracted from such experiments are not necessary and are fraudulent, and details on local research facilities. A necessary primer and refresher for those who wish to know more about what goes on hidden from view and why it’s necessary to work to abolish the use of animals for research and testing.
Wayward Vegan Cafe
5253 University Way NE (between 52nd St & 55th St)

Monday April 18th, 4pm-6pm
Leafletting at the UW Medical Center

The UW Medical Center, the home of Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences Research (HSK), the site of many small animal experiments, as well as the Infant Primate Research Center, is located at NE Pacific St btwn Montlake and 15 Ave E. Leafletting will occur at Pacific and 15th.

Tuesday April 19th, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Demonstration and leafletting at the UW Medicine South Lake Union Facilities

The UW School of Medicine operates biomedical research facilities inside four buildings inside the South Lake Union area, with an expansion project underway. These labs are the site of many experiments on animals from mice and rats, to pigs and dogs. The most visible facility is located at 815 Mercer, so the demo will be on the corner of Mercer and 9th Ave.

Thursday April 21st, 8:00pm
Candlelight Vigil

A candlelight vigil will be held at the corner of Montlake and NE Pacific in mourning of all the unnecessary lives lost to the falsehood of vivisection. Candles will be provided, but feel free to bring one if you wish.

Friday April 22nd 12:00pm-1:00pm
March through UW Campus

We will be meeting at the Burke Museum (at 17th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street) and marching to Montlake & NE Pacific with an ending demonstration in front of the Medical Center on NE Pacific.

Other events will be posted as the information becomes more available. Please join us!


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