NARN would like to pass along important information from the No New Animal Lab Campaign:
The University of Washington continues to invest in outdated animal research methods. Animal labs throughout the world have been shutting down but the UW, on the other hand, has decided to spend over $123 million on building a new animal research facility.
The University of Washington’s history of using animals in research includes being fined by the USDA for allowing a primate to starve to death, citations for performing unauthorized experiments on primates, and evidence of primates engaging in self-mutilation. The UW uses and kills thousands of animals—primates, mice, pigs, rabbits, cats, and others—every year, and they all suffer and die behind closed doors.
It is time for the University of Washington to join the growing trend towards no longer using animals in research.
Stand up and tell the University of Washington and Skanska, the construction company that currently has the contract to build the lab, that we will not stand for a new larger animal research lab.
Check out the No New Animal Lab Facebook page for event info and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. For more information about the campaign, or to help organize demos, visit NoNewAnimalLab.com.
Friday, Feb 20th @ 2pm – 3pm: Skanska Office Demo!
Where: Skanska USA Building 221 Yale Ave N Ste 400, Seattle, Washington 98109
Skanska USA is slated to begin construction of the new underground lab at the University of Washington as early as April, and it is especially important that activists in the Seattle area get involved in stopping it.
Saturday, Feb 21st: Seattle Day of Home Demos!
We will meet at 2:00 PM at the site of the proposed lab to discuss the campaign and what will happen to animals if we don’t stop this lab from being built. With the urgency of saving animals from hell in a new lab in our minds, we will then go to the houses of several different people who are key players in the plans to build the new lab. At each house, we will have a protest that will bring the message of NO NEW ANIMAL LAB to front doors.
Join us. The clock is ticking on the building of the new animal lab. The time is now to stop it…. What are you going to do?
Friday, Feb 27th @ 10am – 11am: Skanska Office Demo!
Another Friday demo at the Skanska Seattle office (Skanska USA Office, 221 Yale Ave N Ste 400)