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World Week for Animals in Laboratories Bay Area Events
by bella garbanzo
Sunday Apr 18th, 2004 11:40 AM
World Week for Animals in Laboratories Bay Area Events
Thanks to all who participated in the kick off Protest at UCSF on Saturday. Here is a listing of other events taking place in the Bay Area in honor of World Week for Animals in Laboratories and some informative links.

This week-long event (April 17-25) is internationally recognized and observed as a time to draw attention to the cruel and wasteful experiments performed on hundreds of millions of animals in the name of research. Whether pouring toxic chemicals in rabbits eyes, implanting electrodes in promotes skulls, debarking dogs, or performing painful and invasive medical procedures on otherwise healthy animals, animal research is not only cruel, it also gives misleading results and wastes funds that could be allocated to helping people through more modern and effective means or through preventive measures.

When: Monday, April 19, from 12:00 - 1:30
Where: Directly above the Northwest Animal Facility, near corner of Berkeley Way and Oxford St.
Details: IDA staff, BOAA students, and other activists will 'dig up the dirt' on the animal experiments taking place at UC-Berkeley's underground Northwest Animal Facility. Activists armed with shovels will literally begin digging directly above the underground facility to expose the inhumane and unnecessary experiments that take place there. Leaflets, signs and optional shovels will be provided.
More information: livia [at]

When: Tuesday, April 20, from 12-1
Where: Outside Safeway (an Iams retailer) at 2020 Market St. (the corner of Church and Market in San Francisco
Details: PETA is coordinating this event to raise attention to the cruel and invasive tests IAMS conducts on cats and dogs. To learn more about IAMS’ animal tests visit Bring your well-socialized dog to this ‘snarl-in’ to protest these inhumane tests.
More information: LisaF [at]

When: Wednesday, April 21, from 5pm to 8pm
Where: UCSF on 513 Parnassus in San Francisco
Details: Organized by Vigil for Animals, which will provide leaflets, signs, and candles honoring the hundreds of thousands of animals subjected to cruel experiments at UCSF.
More information: vigilforanimals [at]

When: Thursday, April 22 at 7pm
Where: Outside of Northwest Animal Facility at the corner of University and Oxford, UC-Berkeley
Details: Organized by Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy, Berkeley students and other concerned citizens will honor the 40,000 animals used in UC-Berkeley Labs.
More information: calilove415 [at]

Where: Saturday, April 24, 8:30am-10:30am
Where: The Great Meadow at Fort Mason, entrance at Bay and Franklin Sts., San Francisco
Details: The March of Dimes supports cruel animal research, and the March of Dimes Walk America is their biggest fundraiser of the year. This is a great chance to let unwitting supporters know that their donations support inhumane and unnecessary research. Visit to learn more about this campaign.
More information: kstoick [at]

For more information about the scientific and ethical opposition to animal research, and why vivisection is bad for people and animals, please contact:

In Defense of Animals

Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine

Americans for Medical Advancement

Medical Research Modernization Committee

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i'll tell ya why!wait, come back here...Sunday Apr 25th, 2004 3:16 PM
Why does SF-IMC allow debate on this subject, butjust wonderingSunday Apr 25th, 2004 11:43 AM
Primates locked in cagesat UC DavisTuesday Apr 20th, 2004 10:22 AM

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