Friday - Join IDA Demonstration at UCSF Mission Bay Campus Celebration
- Join IDA Demonstration at Opening Celebration of UCSF's Mission Bay Campus
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently paid $92,500 in
fines to avoid hearings on 89 counts of animal welfare violations the USDA
officially lodged against them. At least three primate protocols were
involved in the charges: the invasive brain experiments of Henry Ralston,
Kris Bankiewicz and Michael Merzenich. The USDA allegations included leaving
monkeys unmonitored after surgery, performing a craniotomy on a monkey
without providing post-operative pain relief, and subjecting at least one
monkey to multiple injections of a brain-destroying chemical through the
Despite the recent public attention UCSF has earned for their serious and
ongoing animal welfare violations, officials still refuse to address or even
acknowledge the problem. They seem far more concerned with celebrating the
building of the multi-million dollar, 43-acre UCSF campus in Mission Bay,
which they will do later this week with much self-congratulatory fanfare.
- Join IDA as we demonstrate against the celebration of the UCSF Mission Bay
campus, where experiments on animals may soon take place, and demand
accountability for researchers' flagrant animal welfare violations.
What: Demonstration at UCSF against animal experimentation
When: Friday, October 28th from Noon to 1.30 p.m.
Where: UCSF's new Mission Bay campus, 1675 Owens St. (between Genentech Hall
and the Mission Bay), San Francisco (click here
<http://pub.ucsf.edu/missionbay/directions> for directions)
- IDA also holds weekly outreach events at UCSF's Parnassus Campus every
Wednesday from noon to at 1:00 p.m. Please help us maintain an ongoing
presence on campus to show UCSF officials that animal advocates' concerns
cannot be ignored.
Please contact Karen Steele at (415) 388-9641 ext. 217 or karen@...
to RSVP. Posters and leaflets will be provided. For more information on
UCSF's animal welfare violations, please visit
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