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|UCSF Protest with IDA and DxE|
|Date||Friday May 24|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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|513 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA|
Millions of animals, outnumbering the human population of San Francisco, are tortured in the laboratories at UCSF. IDA and DxE are joining forces once again to stop this horrific violence.Added to the calendar on Friday May 17th, 2013 2:04 PM
The theme for this month's protest is SOLIDARITY and CHANGE. We are asking everyone to wear red in solidarity with the animals, and because red is the color of change.
This will be just the first step in an escalating series of demonstrations. We'll take even bolder steps in the months to come; each protest will have its own theme.
Even third-party observers have noted the horrific abuse of animals at UCSF. From the San Francisco Chronicle:
"Due to negligence or errors, laboratory mice at UCSF had toes removed without anesthesia. Several animals, including birds and a squirrel monkey, received little or no pain medication after surgical procedures. In one instance, a primate starved for weeks. In another, mice died of thirst. And for nearly two years, a rhesus monkey remained in a brain study despite chronic and painful complications."
And from UCSF's own reports to the USDA:
-"Due to the inability to predict death in individual animals, all animals are at risk for unrelieved distress and death."
-"The most successful... way to attain this level of motivation is through fluid and food restriction."
- Hundreds of animals vivisected in experiments "involving pain or distress" without the use of any painkillers.