Karen Kline, Senior Lab Investigator for Eleventh Hour has been talking to the media all day about the systemic culture of corruption and incompetence inside UF behind which their animal torture industry is hidden from the public. Please read this interview in the Gainesville Sun; all comments appreciated: Animal Rights group files complaint against UF. For those of you in Gainesville, be sure to watch her feature on TV20 this evening. And now that we’ve forced the University of Florida to pull out their last defense — federal regulations that insure “humane” vivisection regimens — we are about to divest them of this final instrument of propaganda…
It is worth noting that nowhere in the mainstream media (i.e., UF propaganda networks) has it been mentioned thus far that the university has remained in noncompliance with Florida law since winning our last lawsuit nor have they mentioned that we filed a THIRD LAWSUIT against them days ago. As we expected, however, about two-thirds of the Gainesville Sun article is directed at placating the taxpayers with visions of a USDA fairy that magically sprinkles Animal Welfare Act fairy dust on all the “happy” mutilated, caged, suffering and tormented animals in their labs. Well the fairy godmother of institutionalized animal torture is about to die a public and painful death!
Moments ago, with our attorney Marcy I. LaHart monitoring the situation, we filed for unredacted records documenting the dogs and horses being subjected to brutal and sadistic “Column E” experiments. “Column E” is an innocuous classification for those animals upon whom deliberate and extreme pain is inflicted with no anesthesia and no pain relief. These gruesome taxpayer-funded experiments have NO scientific validity whatsoever. But, of course, they are wholly allowed under those “strict federal guidelines” that allow vivisectors and their apologists to refer to this horror as “humane” treatment of animals.
The USDA was established in 1862 for the sole purpose of promoting the interests of institutionalized animal abusers. The Animal Welfare Act was adopted in 1966 for the sole purpose of legalizing animal torture. Eleventh Hour is confounded by those mainstream donation-based organizations that regularly pay homage to the USDA by citing infractions of the AWA and, thereby, giving the impression to the public that they endorse all other forms of animal atrocity conducted within those guidelines. Every independent activist associated with this campaign is committed and dedicated to confronting this propaganda system head on in the court of public opinion and putting a face on what passes for “humane” behind lab walls. Following the frontline campaigns of our colleagues in the UK and Italy, Eleventh Hour seeks to bring the civilian public into our anti-vivisection arena going forward.
We are grassroots activists with no budget and our plans are ambitious. Today, our colleague in Florida, Camille Marino, spoke to her publisher and when her book “Danger to Society” comes out, all proceeds (less a portion she donated to political prisoners Walter Bond and Brian Vaillancourt) will go directly to this campaign to secure the records we need from the University of Florida. We hope our friends and supporters will also considering supporting our efforts as we go forward to end vivisection once and for all.