Recently, a group of committed animal rights advocates gathered in Vancouver to launch a new and important effort to expose the University of British Columbia’s experiments on animals. Stop UBC Animal Cruelty is an animal rights campaign that employs peaceful, legal, and compassionate approaches to educate the public about the grim realities of research on animals at the University of British Columbia and to ultimately bring about an end to research on animals at UBC.
Most students and area residents are unaware that UBC is one of the largest bio-medical campuses in the country. The university annually distributes some 100,000 animals, both large and small, to dozens of UBC affiliated-research projects. UBC researchers in Vancouver and in other related facilities around Canada have been routinely experimenting on animals, including pigs, rats, rabbits, mice, cats, and non-human primates. Thousands of animals endure a grim existence at UBC. Stop UBC Animal Cruelty will play a critical role in educating the public about what really happens behind the imposing walls of UBC’s research laboratories and facilities.
At 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 8, 2010, Stop UBC Animal Cruelty is having a meeting at the Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation, 2150 Maple Street, corner of 6th and Maple, two blocks west of Burrard St., Vancouver. If you get lost, call Brian’s cell at 604-618-1030. Various teams and committees will be reporting their activities to the larger group. And they’ll be unveiling the brand new logo and nearly final mockup of the website. Plus, those present will have a chance to break into smaller groups to brainstorm about campaign strategies. There will be delicious vegan food and drinks for everyone. Anne will be bringing her famous home-made Apple Bavarian torte! Please RSVP so the organizers will know how much food and beverages to provide by emailing Anne Birthistle at shamrockstudio <AT> shaw.ca.