Month: February 2013

Negotiation is Over - Florida

The UF Lawsuit Victory: Coming Full Circle

Inside UF at Dec 31, 2011 - set 216

Will these repugnant sadists be smiling now that we’re watching…

By Camille Marino
Dickerson Detention Facility
February 27, 2013

In October 2010, my open records request to the University of Florida for veterinary records on 33 captive non-human primates was denied.  UF remained in non-compliance with Florida statutes for 18 months until I won my lawsuit against them on December 30, 2011.

Within days, I received thousands of papers documenting cruel and barbaric experiments to which, funded by taxpayers, the university has been subjecting monkeys for decades. However, the documents I received were redacted to obscure the physical locations in which the animals were imprisoned and tortured.  An appeal was filed to demand full disclosure of this public information. read more

Second NIO Victory: UF Must Disclose Locations of Animals in Vivisection Labs

In October 2010, the University of Florida refused to comply with my oen records request for veterinary records on 33 non-human primates.  They remained in non-compliance with Florida statutes for 18 months until I won my lawsuit, Camille Marino v. University of Florida, on December 30, 2011. On January 5, 2012, I received thousands of papers documenting cruel and barbaric experiments to which, funded by taxpayers, the university has been subjecting monkeys for decades. However, the documents I received were redacted to obscure the physical locations of the labs. An appeal was filed to demand full disclosure of this public information. Represented by attorney Marcy I. LaHart, I won my second legal victory against UF on February 26, 2013.  This site is now devoted to exposing for taxpayers exactly how their hard-earned money — approximately $450 million annually — is being used to gratuitously brutalize animals. This is an industry that exists to make money, it has nothing to do with science. The fact that it has taken a total of 28 months and two lawsuits to compel some degree of transparency speaks for itself.

by Joey Flechas (The Gainesville Sun)

The University of Florida has to release the locations of its animal research labs after a court battle with animal rights activist Camille Marino ended with an appeals court ruling that the locations are public record.

The First District Court of Appeal filed the opinion this week, reversing a lower court’s ruling. Marino, part of the animal rights group Negotiation Is Over, had already won one legal battle over

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