Today (4th May), a notice was posted on indymedia.co.uk titled ‘Close Newcastle Animal Lab. National March’.
‘… * On May 26th, UK activists will converge in Newcastle to march against animal murderers at Newcastle University.
* 22 thousand animals are tested upon every year and Newcastle University is one of the last remaining universities to perform testing on primates.
* It’s time to say NO to animal testing.
On May 26th, activists from all over the UK will converge on Newcastle for a march and rally against Newcastle University.
Following a Freedom of Information request, it can be revealed that Newcastle University used over 22,000 animals in research between1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011. Newcastle Uni is also one of the few uni.s that still use primates in tests.
We will meet at Newcastle centre for life at 12Pm for a set off at 12.30, and we will march and make our voices heard as we march to the university.
At Newcastle University we will hold a rally at the finance department of the university Kingsgate where speeches will take place .
Participants will then march to the labs to hold a minute’s silence and light 22 candles for the 22,000+ animals used in experiments by the Uni last year.
The protest will call for the end of animal experimentation at Newcastle University, calling it both unscientific and cruel.
Speakers: More to be confirmed but so far we have:
Dr Adrian Stallwood from Animal Aid
Dr Victoria Martindale
And more to be confirmed.
Please join us on this day …’
More information to follow: go to www.closenewcastleanimallab.com
Read the notice and add your comment online at www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/05/495747.html