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
***SIGNS & LITERATURE PROVIDED***
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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 members of UF’s “Student Animal Alliance” & members of “Eleventh Hour for Animals” are looking forward to standing together in our first peaceful protest to Free the UF Monkeys.
According to UF’s own lab techs, there are approximately 10,000 animals enslaved in their laboratories on any given day. Some of the monkeys were kidnapped from their homes in the wild up to two decades ago and have been subjected to horrifying lives of torture and misery ever since. Activists have successfully sued the University of Florida three times in as many years to compel disclosure of public information about their nonhuman primate program. They have fought us every step of the way to keep their atrocities hidden from public scrutiny, even having gone to the Florida Legislature to change the laws in this state twice to blacken all transparency. Thus far, three federal complaints have been filed with the USDA citing incompetence, negligence, and a culture of corruption surrounding their nonhuman primate program.
We look forward to going forward together to Free the UF Monkeys.