URGENT: Ask Sen Frisk to Ensure Dissection Choice a Right of Every Student
- URGENT: Ask Sen Frisk to Ensure Dissection Choice a Right of Every
PLEASE Forward WIDELY!
Source: In Defense of Animals Alert dated
As Dec 31st approaches, the fate of Massachusetts bill H. 4409,
which would give students in that state the choice to opt out of
dissection, is still unclear.
NO MATTER WHERE you live, the defeat of Dissection Choice in
Massachusetts is a defeat for all of those seeking dissection choice
everywhere. Massachusetts was the first state to introduce dissection
choice legislation, is home to more biotech companies than in all of
Western Europe, and is often the largest recipient of NIH research
IF YOU CARE ABOUT ANIMALS IN LABS, PLEASE CARE ABOUT WHAT IS
HAPPENING TO DISSECTION CHOICE IN MA.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: Senator William Frist, the new Senate majority
leader, admitted to having adopted cats from shelters to use for
dissection and vivisection while a medical student at Harvard. In his
autobiography he came to call his actions "heinous and dishonest."
Contact Senator Frist and ask him to contact Massachusetts Republican
Acting Governor Jane Swift and Republican Governor Elect Mitt Romney
to ask them to do whatever is necessary to pass Dissection Choice
legislation in Frist's alma mater's state.
Replies to previous requests for help were powerful in keeping H.
4409 alive. Please continue to speak out on this important issue.
Your voice is formidable and a crucial part of this nearly 23-year
struggle to grant students and animals protection.
Thank you, for your shared committment to passing Dissection Choice
If you'd like more information about this bill, please contact the
New England Anti-Vivisection Society, who is spearheading this
New England Anti-Vivisection Society
333 Washington Street Ste. 850
Boston, MA 02108
SAMPLE COMMENTS: PLEASE change SOME of the words so all the comments
aren't exactly alike. Be sure to send a copy of your comments to
Senator Pacheco and Catherine Boudreau and let them know that the
whole world is watching! Remember to include your name and address.
TO: Senator William Frist
(post your comments on his website at:)
Ms. Catherine Boudreau, President
Massachusetts Teachers' Association
Massachusetts Senator Marc Pacheco:
RE: DISSECTION CHOICE MUST BE A PROTECTED RIGHT OF EVERY STUDENT
EVERYWHERE - Your Support of H. 4409 in Massachusetts
Dear Senator Frist:
Thank you for "seeing the light." As you have publically stated,
your experience of stealing animals from shelters to experiment on
them was "heinous and dishonest." I ask you to now use your
considerable power within the Republican party to guarantee that all
students in Massachusetts--and across the nation--will be allowed to
choose not to dissect.
Currently H. 4409 "Dissection Choice" is up for vote in Massachusetts
and the Massachusetts Teacher's Association (MTA) continues to lobby
against it. Senator Marc Pacheco (D) is now successfully blocking
passage of H. 4409, bowing to pressure from the MTA, with whom he has
a 100% score card. To show your support of a student's right to
dissection choice, I ask you to take an active role in supporting
Dissection Choice everywhere.
Please contact Republican Acting Governor Jane Swift and Republican
Governor Elect Mitt Romney in your alma mater state of Massachusetts,
and ask them to do whatever is necessary to pass Dissection Choice
legislation (H. 4409). Dissection choice must be a protected right of
every student everywhere.