Eleventh Hour for Animals

Negotiation is Over - Florida

NIO Welcomes Gators Clubs Leaders

Gators Clubs from all over the country began gathering early this morning at Emerson Hall where each representative received literature to take back with them. Informational packets may be viewed HERE.

Members of NIO Florida will be greeting them throughout the day leading up to a grand finale demo planned for this evening’s festivities.

Some activists welcomed the visitors on public streets while others are in attendance inside the events.

UF: The Ethics of Deception, Lies, and, quite posssibly, Criminal Activity

You can't hide from the light of day anymore.

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University of Florida: The Ethics of Deception, Lies, and, quite possibly, Criminal Activity
From:
“Camille Marino” <camille@negotiationisover.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)
Date: Tue, Jan 18, 2011 12:16 am To: “Janine Sikes” <jysikes@ufl.edu> Cc: “Bernie Machen” <president@ufl.edu>, “Chris Machen” <cmachen@ufl.edu>, “Board of Governors of the State University System ” <Chancellor@flbog.edu>, “Lisa Grossman” <lgrossman621@gmail.com>, info@wuft.org, radio@wuft.org, tv20news@wcjb.com, editor@insitegainesville.com, joe.adams@jacksonville.com, steve.cotter@jacksonville.com, roger.bull@jacksonville.com, tracy.jones@jacksonville.com, AMarques@MiamiHerald.com, PAndrews@MiamiHerald.com, JWooldridge@MiamiHerald.com, sabrahams@orlandosentinel.com, aacevedo@orlandosentinel.com, insight@orlandosentinel.com, bgabordi@tallahassee.com, hschwarz@tallahassee.com, ncfmrbob@earthlink.net, scoop@huffingtonpost.com, pc@pchouseproductions.com, chip@pchouseproductions.com, brose@entercom.com, crash@windfm.com, efuggetta@alligator.org, jimmy@civicmediacenter.org, outreach@wedu.org, editor@alachuatoday.com, news@sctnews.com, newsdesk@gainesvillegazette.info, record620@aol.com, osteenj@gvillesun.com, editor@alligator.org, tsenter@mygtn.tv, news@foxwofl.com, tjhart@entercom.com, fmnews@wuft.org, mleeps@wuft.org, rdupont@NorthFloridaHerald.com, torres@fcir.org, mschneider@ap.org, newsdesk@cfnews13.com, editor@orlandosentinel.com, wesh2news@gmail.com, news@wftv.com, desk@wkmg.com, eric.barton@browardpalmbeach.com, info@inweekly.net, executive.editor@heraldtribune.com, bfarrington@ap.org, local@sptimes.com, cmarshalsea@4freepress.com, matthew.fry@thevillagesmedia.com, bskoloff@ap.org Bcc:

Janine Sikes
Director of Public Affairs University Relations
University of Florida
101 Tigert Hall
Office: 352-846-3903/06
Cell: 352-214-6807
email: jysikes@UFL.EDU

Dear Ms. Sikes:

On October 22, 2010, in accordance with open records statutes in this state (Fla. Stat. Secs. 119.01 to 119.15) that regulate specific activites at the University of Florida, I requested public records concerning 33 primates held captive in 2009. Despite many assurances last month from you, Ms. Sikes, that your colleagues were diligently working to compile the documentation, on December 18, 2010, I was handed an envelope in the university police station containing a refund check and an unsigned letter notifying me that UF had chosen not to comply with the open records laws that are specifically designed to protect public interests. Rather, the anonymous statement on UF letterhead stated that your university opted to invoke a “veterinary-patient” privilege (“Section 474.2165, Fla. Stat”) that was written to afford citizens and their veterinarians rights of privacy. Given the gravity of my concerns surrounding dubious ethics and the abuse (if not fraud) of public funds at UF — questions for which the public anxiously awaits a response — I am unsurprised by the legal contortions being employed to evade public scrutiny. I am inferring that the university intends to argue that the “veterinarian-patient” technicality absolves it of its legal responsibilities. However, you may not simply dispatch and dismiss the public to whom you are accountable. The 5-page package I received, including a refund check and a letter documenting the University of Florida’s refusal to comply with Florida state disclosure laws, may be viewed HERE. read more

Urgent Query to UF Regarding Ethics and Public Funding

Subject:
PI: Dr. Ding – Project Number: R01MH079388-04: $259,528 (FY 2010)
From:
“Camille Marino” <camille@negotiationisover.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)
Date: Sat, Jan 15, 2011 4:55 pm To: “Janine Sikes” <jysikes@ufl.edu> Cc: “Lisa Grossman” <lgrossman621@gmail.com>, mzding@ufl.edu, Nathan.Crabbe@gvillesun.com

Janine Sikes
Director of Public Affairs University Relations
University of Florida
101 Tigert Hall
Office: 352-846-3903/06
Cell: 352-214-6807
email: jysikes@UFL.EDU

Dear Ms. Sikes:

I am copying Dr. Ding in this communication and welcome his input on this very serious issue that directly concerns him.

I am also copying Gainesville Sun Reporter Nathan Crabbe since we have each spoken to him separately about the nature of Dr. Ding’s research.

Given that you just denied to furnish public records per my request in accordance with this state’s open records law, Fla. Stat. Secs. 119.01 to 119.15, it seems prudent that our communications going forward be subject to a degree of public scrutiny. read more

Mingzhou Ding: Is he complicit in animal torture or tax fraud?

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PI: Dr. Ding – Project Number: R01MH079388-04: $259,528 (FY 2010)
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“Camille Marino” <camille@negotiationisover.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)
=&1=& Sat, Jan 15, 2011 4:55 pm =&2=& “Janine Sikes” <jysikes@ufl.edu> =&3=& “Lisa Grossman” <lgrossman621@gmail.com>, mzding@ufl.edu, Nathan.Crabbe@gvillesun.com

Janine Sikes
Director of Public Affairs University Relations
University of Florida
101 Tigert Hall
Office: 352-846-3903/06
Cell: 352-214-6807
email: jysikes@UFL.EDU

Dear Ms. Sikes:

I am copying Dr. Ding in this communication and welcome his input on this very serious issue that directly concerns him.

I am also copying Gainesville Sun Reporter Nathan Crabbe since we have each spoken to him separately about the nature of Dr. Ding’s research.

Given that you just denied to furnish me with public records per my request in accordance with this state’s open records law, Fla. Stat. Secs. 119.01 to 119.15, it seems prudent that our communications going forward be subject to a degree of public scrutiny. read more

The Spirit of Der Fuhrer & Dr. Mengele are Alive & Well at UF

There are hundreds of thousands of federal dollars being funneled into UF for primate-related research, much of which will be discussed in the future. Looking only at the irrefutable public information that demonstrates invasive and horrific experimentation on primates currently underway, one is left to wonder exactly what else is going on behind the walls of this guarded institution. Certainly, transparency has been eliminated from the equation with expedience but the exquisite torture that their victims are forced to endure cannot be concealed entirely. read more

UF Denies Public Information Request

=&0=& In accordance with Florida state “sunshine laws,” on October 22, I submitted a public information request to the University of Florida concerning 33 nonhuman primates imprisoned in their labs. They responded with a breakdown of the records and costs involved and payment was promptly remitted. Nearly two months after this exercise began, on December 17, I received a telephone call advising me that the documents were ready. The following afternoon I picked up an envelope from campus police containing a refund check and the University’s refusal to release the public records. I am unprepared to elaborate on this issue at the moment. However, the five-page package that I received may be viewed HERE.

DANB & Future Collaboration with the University of Florida

Simulposted with Negotiation Is Over

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DANB & Future Collaboration with the University of Florida
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“Camille Marino” <camille@negotiationisover.com> (Add as Preferred Sender)
=&1=& Sun, Dec 19, 2010 8:25 pm =&2=& “Sally McDonell – Office Mgr, Dance Alive National Ballet” <dalive@bellsouth.net>, “Dara Schmoyer, Siegel Artistic Management” <Dara@siegelartist.com>, “Jennifer Morris, Siegel Artistic Management” <jennifer@siegelartist.com>, “Liz Silverstein, Siegel Artistic Management” <liz@siegelartist.com>

I am the founder of NIO Florida, a group of grassroots activists who are dedicated to exposing the horrific animal abuse and taxpayer fraud of which the University of Florida is guilty by virtue of their torture-research business.

Over the past month, our members tried to contact DANB several times and were repeatedly told that your ballet company was not involved with the “Chocolate & Champagne Gala” held on UF’s campus last evening. Oddly enough, I was told repeatedly last night that the festivities were to benefit DANB and not UF. Irrespective of your motivations for evading this issue, please understand that, by holding any cultural event or celebration on their property, you are responsible for supporting their crimes. read more

“Chocolate & Champagne” Holiday Gala Disrupted!!!

Simulposted with Negotiation Is Over!

by NIO Florida (more pictures and other information HERE)
NIO Florida extends our sincere appreciation to the University of Florida for hiring all of the extra Gainesville police, University police, security guards, and assorted undercover thugs who helped us disrupt their event last night. But we need to give a special “shout out” to Matthew, the guard who was hired as Marino’s personal chaperon. He was instrumental in piquing the revelers’ curiosity who, otherwise, would have had no clue about what we were doing. Thank you, Matthew. You are now an honorary member of NIO Florida! And thanks to the University as well. We could never have afforded to pay for all the extra intrigue. We look forward to having you fund many more of our disruptions in the future. Every single guest was “educated” with an elegant little party favor. Our newest admin, Divine Destiny (Stephanie), led an effective and coordinated demonstration outside UF’s “Chocolate & Champagne” holiday gala while Lisa Grossman & Camille Marino infiltrated the event. Although we have no pictures of the outside action, Stephanie and our comrades intercepted every single guest before Lisa & Camille took over inside. Two of our escorts

UF was prepared and waiting for us. Lisa and Camille entered the event separately and, just coincidentally, they were the only two guests who were taken aside and searched. We have a sneaking suspicion that they knew who we were… especially since they set up a special table by the stairs that was “Reserved for Lisa Grossman & Camille Marino.” Advised that they could not enter the event with their terroristic paper party favors, the NIO Florida admins went outside and made an obvious showing of passing the contraband off to Stephanie while tearing the lining of Marino’s bag to smuggle half back inside. read more

The Outstanding FOI Request & Janine Sikes: Week Three – The Phone Call

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Janine Sikes, Public Relations Director for UF, confirmed to Camille Marino that she was in receipt of $566.64. This was the price Sikes put on Marino’s request to release public information — approximately 1,600 veterinary records from 2009 documenting the torture of 33 nonhuman primates in UF’s laboratories. Through the course of several email exchanges, Sikes revealed that Marino was not paying for public records but, rather, for UF’s counsel to sift through the “public” records to determine what “public” information would be redacted, deleted, or otherwise obscured before it was released into the “public” domain.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010 read more

Saturday, December 18 – a “Chocolate and Champagne” Demonstration from FOA & NIO

Please join Friends of Animals and NIO Florida in a demonstration against experiments on capuchin monkeys, macaques, and other animals at the University of Florida (UF) on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 7:30 pm.

On this evening, UF will be hosting a holiday gala where revelers will gather for champagne and chocolate at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Join us to make certain that the specter of tortured lab prisoners is raised for the festivities.

Partygoers will hear all about the secret world of taxpayer-funded animal torture inside UF’s labs. So far in 2010, one of UF’s experimenters has received more than $700,000 to infect monkeys with neuroAIDS, induce dementia, chart their deterioration as their organs shut down, as they become incapacitated, and finally succumb to their designer deaths… let’s not forget that monkeys don’t get AIDS.  Last year alone, UF was awarded over $338 million in public money to abuse the innocent. For more information, see “The Science of Public Deception.” read more

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