Action Alert: Email Blast Needed to Demand Answers from UF

Negotiation is Over - Florida

UF Public Relations Director, Janine Sikes - cell: (352) 214-6807

Email campaigns can be very effective if large numbers of activists participate.

Hundreds of millions of our taxpayer dollars fill the coffers each year at the University of Florida yet, on December 17, 2010, contrary to Florida Statutes, they refused to disclose public information. In addition, UF has an established pattern of applying for and receiving federal grants to conduct torturous experiments on animals while SIMULTANEOUSLY denying any involvement in such research.

By sending the email that follows, you can help us hold the murderous and deceitful accountable.Thank you to our comrades. -NIO Florida

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I. CUT & PASTE INTO BODY OF EMAIL

Janine Sikes
Director of Public Affairs University Relations
University of Florida
101 Tigert Hall
Office: 352-846-3903/06

Dear Ms. Sikes:

Earlier this month, activists raised a number of issues with you regarding possible financial fraud at the University of Florida. These allegations are based on your direct quotes as well as the university’s decision to withhold public information.

Your silence is unacceptable and your public relations problems have only just begun.

I am greatly concerned — as all taxpayers should be — that it appears UF is abusing federal funds.

I await your responses to each and every issue regarding Ethical Misconduct and Fraudulent Use of Federal Grants raised in these letters to which you have failed to respond for two weeks:

Thank you in advance for your attention to these serious matters.

DISTRIBUTION

Janine Sikes – Director of Public Relations, University of Florida
Bernie Machen – President, University of Florida
Mingzhou Ding – Researcher, University of Florida
Chancellor – Florida Board of Governors
Local & National Media Outlets (deleted for now)
Camille Marino – NIO Florida

II. PLEASE SEND THIS EMAIL TO JANINE SIKES AT

jysikes@ufl.edu

III. CUT & PASTE THIS EMAIL BLOCK INTO THE CCs

camille@negotiationisover.com, president@ufl.edu, cmachen@ufl.edu, Chancellor@flbog.edu, mzding@ufl.edu

IV. SUBJECT OF EMAIL

UF: ETHICAL MISCONDUCT & FRAUDULENT USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS

22 Responses

  1. Jessica Leach -Clark says:

    Sent

    • Solael says:

      Start a petition, get signatures, and I will sign it. Also, give the petition to our Congressmen,Senators and President, and I will speak to move the mountains and stop this action, in Jesus’ Name!!!

      Solael

  2. Penelope Ryan says:

    UF has an established pattern of applying for and receiving federal grants to conduct torturous experiments on animals while SIMULTANEOUSLY denying any involvement in such research. it is enough that our gov. lies about killing our horses now the Universities lie. America needs to ban together and stop the lies!!!!

  3. Agnes Hall says:

    I believe that using animals for any kinds of experiments is wrong. Even worse is lying about this and saying that the UF isn’t doing this whereas in fact they are!
    There are other ways of doing experiments but NOT on animals. They have feelings too, just like us and I beg of you to admit to you doing it and please seize this as forth with.
    Thank you.

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  5. I have tried to email Janine Sykes but I found the email address is totally blocked for access from my mac computer. Has anyone else had this problem I wonder? I will send a letter. Experimenting on animals is the most heinous crime and I am saddened and amazed that it is till happening in 2011. I thought that humanity was supposed to be evolving!!!

    • nioflorida says:

      hi lyndel,

      i’m sorry your email was returned. that’s odd that you are blocked.

      thank you very much for sending a letter.

      i have not heard of anyone else having this problem.

      • Agatha M says:

        It’s telephone access that they have restricted. I’ve called a few times over the last couple of weeks and they will hang up on you the moment you inquire about this matter. I’m not certain if it is Sikes I’ve spoken to or not. It is important to keep this pressure up.

  6. Pam says:

    All sent. Received acknowledgement from Orlando Sentinel, and one “out-of-office” reply, but none returned so far…….

  7. june bullied says:

    leave the animals alone and experiment on humans.

  8. Sioux D. says:

    Email sent.

  9. […] Email campaigns can be very effective if large numbers of activists participate. Hundreds of millions of our taxpayer dollars fill the coffers each year at the University of Florida yet, on December 17, 2010, contrary to Florida Statutes, they refused to disclose public information. In addition, UF has an established pattern of applying for and … Read More […]

  10. ufak says:

    asap Camille….shared everywhere

  11. Mrs. Trish GEIDEL says:

    This is Blatant, Sadistic, Disgusting, Despicable, Inhumane CRUELTY to Animals !!!

    STOP IT NOW.!!!

    Where Has Your Humanity Gone???

    Maybe you Were Born Without A Heart !!!

  12. A sincere “THANK YOU” to everyone who’s taken part in this action alert thus far.

    And special thanks to those of you who have re-published this information through your networks including UFAK, WAAR, and Care2 News.

    http://lornaatwaar.wordpress.com/

    http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=19683&pst=1197569

    More to come today.

  13. Marie Piekarski says:

    Heartless souless scum.

  14. Rebecca Sloan says:

    Why are humans so evil????? How can people do this, I will never ever understand!

  15. I wonder if the tables were turned and u had these experiments done on your butts. STOP WHAT U ARE DOING AND THINK about it. You are very inhuman people in my book and charges should be brought against u all.

  16. Doris Ward says:

    please stop what you doing, how can you do it?? it is soo cruel!!

  17. Nita Smith says:

    Animal Activists all around the world, in every country will ban together and we will continue to put pressure on people like you until you stop these sick experiments which in 95% of cases are useless to humans health.

  18. Danuta Watola says:

    Leave the animals along.

  19. june bullied says:

    what is this crap? so many cowards submitting money for animal experimentation. why dont they experiment on cretins in jail. they live off taxpayers money. make them useful, experiment on them. they deserve it. good riddance to bad rubbish. leave the animals alone. they are innocent and experiments are futile. they are not like us. any excuse to torture them.

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