Vivisection

Mingzhou Ding - received millions of dollars from NIH for primate experiments in which UF had zero involvement

Mingzhou Ding – received millions of dollars from NIH for primate experiments in which UF had zero involvement

While we are still reconciling everything that has transpired over the past several years, it is clear today that NIO Florida (now Eleventh Hour for Animals) has had a considerable impact on UF’s ability to rape taxpayers and quietly get rich off the blood and screams of their nonhuman victims. And rather than engage any issue in which there is exists a decided public interest to procure facts, they chose to divert attention from themselves entirely. Rather, they embarked on a dedicated campaign of police intimidation and harassment, subjecting activists involved in this campaign to repeated arrests and incarcerations since 2010.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012 - Activists infiltrate services during "Weekend of Outrage"

Sunday, July 8, 2012 – Activists infiltrate services during “Weekend of Outrage”

Sunday March 16 at 9:30 – 11 am

4626 NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32605

In the summer of 2012, the University City Church of Christ in Gainseville was given the option of taking an active stand against against taxpayer-funded animal abuse or, by virtue of their silence, giving their tacit approval to UF’s unconscionable crimes against God’s creations. Their silence over the last 18 months has rendered them a legitimate target and Eleventh Hour’s initiative to Free the UF Monkeys is continuing where it left off.

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The most pivotal moment of today’s demonstration took place at this pole. A young man pulled a flyer from it and stood reading it intently, flanked by two companions. A protestor approached him. With seething hostility and rage dripping from his words, he said “Get Away From Me.” This was clearly an individual who is intimately connected with monkey torture inside UF. And we can confidently infer that his demeanor is representative of the culture inside their vivisection labs. They hate Eleventh Hour. That means we’re doing our job!

With UF’s championship basketball team scheduled to start playing at 4 pm this afternoon, our protestors were strategically placed on four corners of an intersection with very heavy foot and motor vehicle traffic. One newspaper took some pictures and were given a flyer as they were stopped at a light and we had a chance to speak. And WUFT-TV set up cameras and gave Eleventh Hour an opportunity to speak about the monkeys for Gainesville viewers. That interview will air on Monday at 6 pm and we will post the video when it is published.

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image of imprisoned monkey inside uf's dungeon

enslaved monkey peersout hopelessly from his prison cell inside the bowels of the university of florida

The long-tailed macaque is native to the jungles of Southeast Asia. But, unless we get him out, Calvin will never know freedom, never climb a tree, and never feel the sun warm his little body. Assigned Holocaust No. CX99, Calvin was born into captivity at the notorious Alpha Genesis on June 1, 2003 and sold into slavery at the University of Florida on February 25, 2008.

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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 14, 2014

COMPLAINT CITES CORRUPTION AND NEGLIGENCE IN UF MONKEY LABS

Moments ago, Eleventh Hour for Animals filed a second federal complaint with the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act citing a culture of corruption inside the University of Florida and a companion culture of negligence that permeates their nonhuman primate experimentation program. The complaint filed by the group’s founder, Camille A. Marino, relates solely to a 6-monkey “research” study funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the shocking details of which we reported days ago. Among the documented violations: the “scientific” rationale offered by UF for the torment visited on six macaques was simply that the Fox Foundation was willing to give them the money to do so when they couldn’t find funding elsewhere; there are up to 5-month lapses where some of the monkeys were neither monitored nor was any care whatsoever recorded; and they actually LOST a monkey.

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actual image from inside uf’s vivisection dungeons

Everyone associated with this campaign has nothing but love, admiration, and sympathy for Michael J. Fox. We wanted to believe that he was unaware of the horrors he was funding inside the University of Florida. And we want nothing more than for him to be whole and well, but not at the expense of the monkeys. Eleventh Hour followed up our campaign to raise awareness about the Fox Foundation by contacting their directors last night. We now know that the Michael J. Fox Foundation understands exactly how their money is being used and they understand the consequences of their continued association with UF. This morning we received a canned email with links espousing the benefits of the various animal torture projects they are funding. So, at this point, we need to be absolutely clear that the University of Florida is about to be dragged through the courts, the media, and the court of public opinion for systemic incompetence, negligence, and failing to use available alternatives. And we have no compunction about dragging the Michael J. Fox Foundation, or any other entity that remains complicit in their crimes, along with them.

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