I am the founder of NIO Florida, a group of grassroots activists who are dedicated to exposing the horrific animal abuse and taxpayer fraud of which the University of Florida is guilty by virtue of their torture-research business.
Over the past month, our members tried to contact DANB several times and were repeatedly told that your ballet company was not involved with the “Chocolate & Champagne Gala” held on UF’s campus last evening. Oddly enough, I was told repeatedly last night that the festivities were to benefit DANB and not UF. Irrespective of your motivations for evading this issue, please understand that, by holding any cultural event or celebration on their property, you are responsible for supporting their crimes.read more
by NIO Florida (more pictures and other information HERE)
NIO Florida extends our sincere appreciation to the University of Florida for hiring all of the extra Gainesville police, University police, security guards, and assorted undercover thugs who helped us disrupt their event last night. But we need to give a special “shout out” to Matthew, the guard who was hired as Marino’s personal chaperon. He was instrumental in piquing the revelers’ curiosity who, otherwise, would have had no clue about what we were doing. Thank you, Matthew. You are now an honorary member of NIO Florida! And thanks to the University as well. We could never have afforded to pay for all the extra intrigue. We look forward to having you fund many more of our disruptions in the future.
Every single guest was “educated” with an elegant little party favor.
Our newest admin, Divine Destiny (Stephanie), led an effective and coordinated demonstration outside UF’s “Chocolate & Champagne” holiday gala while Lisa Grossman & Camille Marino infiltrated the event. Although we have no pictures of the outside action, Stephanie and our comrades intercepted every single guest before Lisa & Camille took over inside.
Two of our escorts
UF was prepared and waiting for us. Lisa and Camille entered the event separately and, just coincidentally, they were the only two guests who were taken aside and searched. We have a sneaking suspicion that they knew who we were… especially since they set up a special table by the stairs that was “Reserved for Lisa Grossman & Camille Marino.” Advised that they could not enter the event with their terroristic paper party favors, the NIO Florida admins went outside and made an obvious showing of passing the contraband off to Stephanie while tearing the lining of Marino’s bag to smuggle half back inside.read more
Janine Sikes, Public Relations Director for UF, confirmed to Camille Marino that she was in receipt of $566.64. This was the price Sikes put on Marino’s request to release public information — approximately 1,600 veterinary records from 2009 documenting the torture of 33 nonhuman primates in UF’s laboratories. Through the course of several email exchanges, Sikes revealed that Marino was not paying for public records but, rather, for UF’s counsel to sift through the “public” records to determine what “public” information would be redacted, deleted, or otherwise obscured before it was released into the “public” domain.
Please join Friends of Animals and NIO Florida in a demonstration against experiments on capuchin monkeys, macaques, and other animals at the University of Florida (UF) on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm.
On this evening, UF will be hosting a holiday gala where revelers will gather for champagne and chocolate at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Join us to make certain that the specter of tortured lab prisoners is raised for the festivities.
Partygoers will hear all about the secret world of taxpayer-funded animal torture inside UF’s labs. So far in 2010, one of UF’s experimenters has received more than $700,000 to infect monkeys with neuroAIDS, induce dementia, chart their deterioration as their organs shut down, as they become incapacitated, and finally succumb to their designer deaths… let’s not forget that monkeys don’t get AIDS. Last year alone, UF was awarded over $338 million in public money to abuse the innocent. For more information, see “The Science of Public Deception.”read more
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playing with little “winky” while mercenary ding’s neighbor signs the petition.
outside ding’s home: greetings from nio florida
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