Have you called Skanza yet? Please join two groups–Don’t Expand UW Primate Testing and Portland Animal Liberation–for an important campaign to help animals.
From the campaign’s Facebook page:
Skanska USA is contracted to build the University of Washington’s new Animal Research and Care Facility, so it’s time to tell them to not build it! If they don’t build the lab, animals can’t be tortured in it — it’s that simple. So let’s show Skanska USA how simple it is.
You can take action right now by calling and emailing Skanksa USA to tell them to pull their contracts with UW. Let Skanska know that you and many more say NO NEW ANIMAL LAB!
“Hi, I’m calling to ask that you all not build the new Animal Research and Care Facility for the University of Washington. Please cut your contract with the UW. Thank you.”
Seattle Office Phone Numbers:
Main Office: 206-726-8000
James McReynolds, Senior Project Manager: 206-494-5489
Jay Weisberger, Director, Communications West: 206-494-5469
Jim Bradford, Project Superintendent: 206-616-1883
Dan Howell, Vice President of NW Operations: 206-494-5421
New York Headquarters Phone Numbers:
New York, NY, USA Headquarters: 917-438-4500
Queens, NY, Civil Headquarters: 718-340-0777
Parsippany, NY, Building Headquarters: 973-753-3500
* Even if the offices hang up on you, it’s important to call! Please be polite though so we can get an effective message across.
Dear [Skanska contact],
I am writing to express my concern and opposition to your involvement with the animal research indu…stry. According to reports from the University of Washington, Skanska USA is scheduled to begin construction this April on the UW’s new Animal Research and Care Facility at 1450 NE Boat Street, Seattle.
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, dogs, mice, pigs, rabbits, cats, and others—each year, even though animal labs throughout the world have been shutting down due to public pressure, citations for the abuse and neglect of animals, activists’ exposure of the horrific conditions of labs, and a realization that the future of science is in innovative methods that produce more accurate results than using animals.
If Skanska USA builds this new facility for the University of Washington, you will be entangling your company with the UW’s proven, and very public, record of animal cruelty. I implore you to break your contract with UW. Do not follow through with construction of the facility. Do not involve yourself with the animal research industry any further.
A company that claims to be committed to the environment should not dirty its hands with the blood and waste of vivisection.
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