Month: April 2014

Negotiation is Over - Florida

ICAS: University of Florida is in Top 5 Worst Universities in US for Animals

Source: Institute for Critical Animal Studies

While all university “animal care and use programs” are the stuff of nightmares, the following five institutions deserve special mention based on:

• Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations,
• numbers of animals killed,
• painfulness and invasiveness of experiments, and
• unwillingness to make improvements.

Please bear in mind when reading this post that rats, mice, birds, amphibians and other animals have been excluded from coverage by the Animal Welfare Act. This means — given that rats and mice alone are believed to comprise over 90% of the animals used in experiments — that the true depth of the depravity at U.S. universities with “animal care and use programs” is much greater.

So here, then — in no particular order — is a quick tour of the Top Five worst university “animal care and use programs”, U.S. edition:

(1) University of California, Davis

• UC-Davis is home to the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC), which incarcerates approximately 5,000 primates. Dogs, cats, rabbits, and horses are also part of its animal experimentation program.
• While many institutions are phasing out animal tests, UC-Davis is expanding its primate facilities b

On UF Murdering Bucky because of Marino

by Camille Marino

The first monkey that I ever knew about that anyone tried to get out of UF and get into a sanctuary was Louis. A lab tech who is no longer at the university tried for months to get Louis released to Jungle Friends in Gainesville. He was murdered in July of 2010, 3 full months before I ever started the campaign to Free the UF Monkeys. The reason that Louis was not released is because he was in an extremely deteriorated state and the vivisectors did not want the world to ever see what they had done. In fact, Louis had a broken hip that was diagnosed in July of 2009. Rather than give him any pain relief, the vivisectors inside UF forced him to live in agony, with anorexia and chronic vomiting, while they repeatedly checked him for parasites to no avail. Eleventh Hour for Animals filed a federal complaint for systemic incompetence inside UF’s monkey labs citing Louis’ vet records.

Easter Sunday/Community-Student Demo, April 20

Yesterday’s protest was organized so as not to have any conflicts with all of the Earth Day events on Saturday. Well, who knew it was Easter Sunday!!!! Leave it to an antitheist…

We’re going to assume that a lot our support base was otherwise engaged because of the holiday and was unable to make it.


Community-Student Protest to Free the UF Monkeys for World Lab Animal Week

Sunday, April 20 from 12 to 1:30 pm

University of Florida
15 NW 13th Street
(corner of West University Avenue & NW 13th Street)
GAINESVILLE, Florida 32611


RSVP on Facebook HERE.

Eleventh Hour for Animals is committed to building a community-based coalition in Gainesville to challenge and expose the animal experimentation industry inside the University of Florida, get the monkeys released to sanctuaries, and shut down their primate experimentation program for good.

Toward this end, together with several students, we have chosen World Lab Animal Week to begin working in an informal alliance going forward. Several memb

Federal Complaint cites repeated & egregious AWA violations in UF Monkey Labs

by Beatrice Dupuy (Independent Alligator)

Their fear has caged them into silence. They have done what they can to hide their identities. But oftentimes, it’s not enough to escape the threats and harassment.

Animal researchers from public universities around Florida are now fighting to keep their personal information out of the hands of animal rights activists.

A bill moving through the House of Representatives would exempt the personal identification information of animal researchers at public research facilities from being public record.

Criminalizing Dissent at the University of Florida (Odyssey of a Political Prisoner)


by Camille A. Marino (simulposted with Dissident Voice)

On Friday, July 13, 2012, I looked into the face of evil. It was the third time in 6 months that the vivisection-state complex had ambushed me, slapped handcuffs around my wrists, and threw me into a cell. As I was led from the courtroom after having had a $500,000 bond placed on my head, my eyes met those of the sadistic dog-murdering vivisector from Wayne State University (WSU). Having accomplished his mission for the vivisectors at the University of Florida (UF), he smiled into my face with a sickening ghoulish grin I’ll never forget. I stared right back at him and returned his smile thinking I’ve only just begun to fight.


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