Protest at Cambridge University

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This protest against animal research happened last Thursday. Tags: Cambridge University UK animal research protests Apparently, they were "disrupting university business" and security guards were called in. This link has a video.

PETA Leads Anti-Animal Research Protest at University of Utah

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This protest comes after an undercover PETA investigator collected evidence of alleged animal abuse in the University laboratories. Tags: animal research utah medical research PETA

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Protester Sentenced to Probation

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I am a fervent opponent of animal research, but stalking, or any kind of threatening action, just doesn't work. So, while I understand this protester's convictions, I vehemently disagree with her methods. Tags: animal research california It simply creates sympathy and bad pr for the rest of us. They do no good.

Weekend Protest Against the Oregon National Primate Research Center

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Animal rights activists stretched a 60-foot banner across the Hawthorne Bridge {Saturday} morning targeting the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU. for morning commuters to see.The sign -- removed by authorities shortly after it went up -- is the latest in an ongoing clash between activists and the Primate Research Center, which houses about 4,200 primates and is one of eight national primate research centers. From Oregonlive.

Ex NASA Employee Joins PETA Protest

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April Jean Evans was a NASA engineer, but resigned her position in protest over radiation experiments on monkeys. It was a PETA protest outside her work location that alerted her to the experiments in the first place.showing that any action in defense of animals may have impacts on people that we don't even realize. Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates PETA NASA

Protest To Stop Pointless Radiation Experiments

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PETA organized protests to stop these stupid radiation experiments on spider monkeys. Tags: animal research Stupid primates NASA The purpose is to determine how astronauts would fare on the way to Mars. To Mars? We can't even get out of Afghanistan and we're going to Mars. Next year? Give me an effing break.

PETA Protests Military's Testing on Pigs

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The protest happened on Wednesday. Tags: animal testing animal cruelty military pigs medical research PETA I'm late on this one. But it's worth noting that someone out there took some action on this gruesome story. And that's what I like about PETA and why I recently became a member for the first time. They are fast, organized, committed and they get attention.

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Growing Number of Scientists Question Animal Research

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The feud between animal rights activists and researchers is among the bitterest in science. But many researchers - although adamant that animal research remains critical to finding cures and expanding medical knowledge - have come to concede that using creatures as human stand-ins is unnecessary for many procedures. Plus, animals are messy, require feeding and constant care, draw protests, and, yes, can be a bit smelly.

Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

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Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury. For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. They stopped after protests from animal rights groups, such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Lovely.

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British Activist Jailed for Petrol Bombs

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He planted petrol bombs at Oxford University to protest plans to build an animal research laboratory. I agree that the animal research lab sucks, but anything that threatens harm does not help the cause. Tags: UK activism animal rights animal laboratories A British animal rights activist is starting a prison sentence after being found guilty of (I think) conspiracy to commit arson.

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UC Davis Named in Criminal Complaint for Mistreatment of Lab Animals

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The University of California, Davis is the focus of a major federal complaint charging it and two other nationally known university research centers have killed dozens of primates through traumatic injuries, veterinary negligence and other violations. A protest will be held today at the UCD Quad (1 Shields Ave.), sponsored by SAEN {Stop Animal Exploitation Now}, an Ohio-based animal research watchdog group. From the Los Angeles Chronicle.

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Our Strange Relationship with Animals

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One is a meat-eating professor of animal welfare, another is an animal rights activist, and the third is an animal researcher. Tags: ethics animal rights medical research I thought this was an interesting piece contrasting three different people and their relationships with animals. This quote from the animal rights person is spot-on for me.[Maria's]

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Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. The group was formed to protest the activities of Huntingdon Life Sciences in Franklin Township, N.J. Huntingdon used mostly mice and rats , but also some dogs, monkeys, fish and guinea pigs , in its research in New Jersey. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals.

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Atttorney's File Motion to Dismiss Charges Against AETA 4

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From the press release: “To characterize protest and speech as terrorist activities is ludicrous,” said Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) cooperating attorney Matthew Strugar. The AETA is so broad and unclear it could be used to suppress lawful protests and boycotts by any activists across the spectrum, no matter what the issue. Tags: animal experimentation AETA 4

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Animal Enterprise Terrorism Something to Be Concerned About

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From Alternet.org.all CAPS are my emphasis Under the law, an animal enterprise includes any business that deals in animal research or uses or sells animal products. This could be read as anything from a lab conducting medical research on monkeys to a gas station that sells beef jerky. If you and a friend GO ON THE WEB AND RESEARCH THE COMPANY whose practices you plan to protest, you may have just become a terrorist. Tags: animal enterprise terrorism act

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Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights

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Always grounding his story in its historical setting, Phelps describes the counterattack that the animal abuse industries launched in the 1990s and analyzes the controversies that have roiled the movement almost from the beginning, including "national groups vs. grass roots," "abolitionists vs. new welfarists," and activists who favor arson and intimidation vs. those who support only peaceful, legal forms of protest. Tags: animal rights

On Different Results of Direct Action

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research) rally in defense of his community (he considers himself a proxy for the entire UCLA community). Jentsch talks about the cost ("it's hard to put a price tag on") of protecting those like him, so we definitely know that the tactics of those who seek to defend animals are working on one level (economic harm, though once removed at least in this situation). Peaceful protests were ignored, as well. Home protests were ignored also.

From the Animal Rights Action Network re: Greyhounds

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The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing" - Albert Einstein 1879-1921 One of the best ways you can help ARAN is to get actively involved with our ongoing research, lobbying, events, projects, peaceful protests and tabling events across Ireland. Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics Greyhound Matters Brief commentary follows this e-mail I received regarding greyhounds, animal rights and Ireland.

US Retailers Concerned Over Australia's Delay in Ending Mulesing

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Macy's, Gap and Liz Claiborne Inc are among the big names to warn of their ''growing alarm'' and frustration over the backdown by the marketing and research body Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) from its promise in 2005 to replace mulesing with a commercially viable alternative by the end of this year. Tags: australia sheep mulesing Such an awful practice.

ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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of Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett has indicated that if enough people write in protest, the proposed hunting season–due to start this December– will be reconsidered. For my new book, due out in 2012 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I’ve been researching sandhill crane hunting. Letters and emails by the thousand poured into the commissioners’ offices, protesting its crane hunting proposal.

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