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Invoices in our possession document the trail of the slave trade from Alpha Genesis in South Carolina where monkeys are sold to sadists and mercenaries at the University of Florida for $21,000 each. This is where the wholesale torture and mutilation of their newly-acquired prisoners begins in nondescript labs on the Gainesville campus.

On April 16, we are kicking off Laboratory Animal Liberation Week with a demo at Alpha Genesis where activists will publicly find UF guilty of war crimes at ground zero in the holocaust they preside over.

Posted by Protest at Alpha Genesis

April 16th is the first day of World Laboratory Liberation Week. Over 20,000,000 million animals suffer and die in U.S. Laboratories each year. One of our country’s largest primate research and sales facility is located in southeast S.C., less than 45 minutes from Savannah. It’s a shameful and brutal business. Please help these animals! Together we can make a difference! For profit animal torture is taking place literally in our own backyard.

Our goal is to raise public awareness of the existence of this primate prison and the atrocities that are taking place within its walls. Links to some of the research reports will be posted in addition to inspection reports. This information is shocking, disturbing and overwhelming. In laboratories, these innocent victims, including baby chimps, are subjected to addictive drugs, caustic chemicals, ionizing radiation, chemical and biological weapons, electric shock, deprivation of food and/or water, psychological torture and many other horrors.

Alpha Genesis boasts annual profits of between $10 and 20 million according to their website. Every penney of this profit is being made at the expense of thousands of helpless animals. If you believe that it is wrong to treat our closest relative as a mere product for dissection, torture, and ultimate disposal, then please make a decision to do something positive to help these animals.

Please join us and take a stand for these animals. A permit has been obtained from the Mayor of Yemassee and we will be gathering directly in front of Alpha Genesis. Town codes limit rallies to 30 minutes. A fun, social networking vegan potluck picnic is planned afterwards 12:30 to 2:00 at a city owned park just a few minutes away from the Alpha Genesis facility. Animal advocates from across the states of Georgia and South Carolina are being invited.

We have the opportunity to send a message of hope to the animals … social change will occur only if like minded people such as you and me step up and say “this isn’t right and it needs to stop.” If you believe that the cruelty and horrible suffering is wrong, please help to bring what is happening at Alpha Genesis into the public’s eye. We can do it. Together, we can make a difference for the animals!

 

Today we enjoyed meeting throngs of people who were ready and willing to engage and take a stand.

 

Many signed on with the COAV to address abuses surrounding NIH funding at UF.

Others are fighting for the Paynes Prairie residents who are about to be ripped from the home into which they were born to be slaughtered and sold as bison burgers.

And many children took specially-designed flyers to distribute among their classmates. This information was designed to allow children to color in the pictures of issues that are important to them, check the boxes next to five simple statements designed to give them a voice, and mail their finished work to their representatives.

We need to reach the children before they’re lost to us.

For more information about Paynes Prairie, please click HERE.

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 19, in Gainesville we’ll have a table at the Eco Fest in Bo Diddley Plaza to educate the crowds about our two major campaigns.

We have volunteers scheduled to discuss taxpayer abuses and vivisection atrocities at UF as well as the proposed sale and slaughter of prairie animals throughout the day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

According to event organizers:

“Things are going great. We are very excited and keep getting calls for more participants. We have an ad and an article coming out in the Scene Magazine tomorrow; plus an ad in the Saturday Gainesville Sun. Ads are also running in Williston, Cedar Key, Ocala, St. Augustine, and Lake City papers.”


With campaigning for the 2012 elections beginning in earnest this summer, it’s time to introduce a new tactic to anti-viv campaigning.

We believe we’ve laid a solid and cohesive foundation upon which to hold our elected officials responsible for the systemic abuses inherent in NIH funding protocols. We intend to identify every politician who fails to champion taxpayer interests, publicly “name & shame” them, and hold them accountable.

The Florida legislature is currently in session through May 6 and the Coalition of American Voters (COAV) will engage each elected official on issues surrounding taxpayer exploitation.

Our Demands

I. COAV Demands a Moratorium on All NIH Awards to The University of Florida Pending a Comprehensive Audit, Investigation, and Public Report on Findings

II. COAV Demands that NIH Grant – Project Number: R01MH079388 – Awarded to Dr. Mingzhou Ding be immediately revoked and all future installments terminated

III. COAV Demands that the University of Florida reimburse taxpayers in excess of $1,00,000 with which they have been unjustly enriched thus far over the life of NIH Grant – Project Number: R01MH079388

COAV’s comprehensive statement citing systemic abuses of federal funds at the University of Florida may be viewed HERE.

Addressees in the Florida legislature may be viewed HERE.

To join COAV and stand behind our demands, please click HERE.