IDA and DxE are joining forces to stop the horrific violence against animals at UCSF!
Last month, UCSF sent out its press team to deflect blame for the horrendous abuse of animals at its labs. The press team noted that UCSF has nearly 800,000 animals (equivalent to the population of the entire city of San Francisco) and spent over $100 million to build new animal testing facilities since 2000 -- and yet still continues to flagrantly violate even the (toothless) standards of the Animal Welfare Act.
Given that the university is responding to the pressure, we are amping up our next demonstration and adding an additional visual element to dramatize the violence at UCSF. We will have activists in cages to visually demonstrate the confinement of the animals.
Accordingly, if you:
1. Have a cage that would fit a person, and can volunteer it for the demo; or
2. Would be willing to participate by being inside of cage.
Please reach out to us ASAP.
Note that we are scheduling this on a different day (Thursday), and a bit earlier (11:30 am). This will be the FIRST DAY of classes for UCSF students.
Even third-party observers have noted the horrific abuse of animals at UCSF.
From the San Francisco Chronicle (http://www.sfgate.com/education/article/UCSF-lapses-mean-research-animals-suffer-4065881.php):
"The details are chilling, even gruesome.
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."
From UCSF's own reports:
-"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.
-Thousands of animals killed.
Signs and leaflets will be provided. Contact Christy Griffin (IDA) or Wayne Hsiung (DxE) with any questions or concerns