speciesism


Jerrold Meyer, like Melinda Novak, works at UMass Amherst and experiments on Rhesus Monkeys. Please take the time to send him an email asking him to stop these tests. We wrote up a sample email below that you can use, or write your own polite email.

Feel free to repost this call for emails

Jerrold Meyer’s  email is: jmeyer@psych.umass.edu
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Melinda A. Novak

One of the scientists at UMass Amherst who is experimenting on primates (mostly Rhesus Monkeys right now) is Melinda Novak. One of the reasons why this campaign is so important is because of how long Melinda Novak has been experimenting on animals, and how much clout she has in that world. If we can get her to stop experimenting it will effect a lot more of the animal testing world.
Here is what the UMass faculty page on her says: (more…)

 

Jerrold S. Meyer

Another scientist at UMass AMherst who is experimenting on primates (as well as other species) is Jerrold S. Meyer. He has also collaborated with Novak on some papers. His experiments are particularly atrocious because they involve giving Rhesus Monkeys MDMA or Ecstasy (the illegal drug) to see how it damages them. These experiments are clearly unnecessary and cruel.
This is what the UMass website says about him: (more…)

Here are the numbers on the animals being tested on in UMass Amherst Labs. Right now the most up to date we have is 2005, but the rest is coming.

If you would like to see this information in its original format, which includes more information about the types of experiments being done on the animals, check out this URL:

http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/ma/res-fr-ma-uma-aphis-2005-1.html

USDA – APHIS Report – 2005

Dogs – 0
Cats- 0
Guinea Pigs- 4
Hamsters – 506
Rabbits- 18
Non-Human Primates- 13
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One area of speciesism and animal liberation that I am not as fully versed in as I would like to be is the critique of domestication. Right now I am hanging out with a bunch of people who all have dogs. And it is just an intersting dynamic about how one treats one’s canine companions. Some people treat them much better than others (no surprise). Some people have higher expectations that the animal will mould itself to their desires, while others try to accomodate themselves and the animal in a relationship- which requires some compromise on both sides. Taking responsibility for another living being should not be a decision taken lightly. It seems like there is a lot of balance too it. Overall I think the non human animals usually get the short end of the stick. (more…)

I’m back in Virginia for winterbreak, at least briefly. I was sleeping at my parent’s last night, in the upstairs living room. I know they have mice, I’d seen a couple in the basement. And I really like mice. So when I heard one in the kitchen I went to go look at it. And good thing I did, because apparently my parents put a glue trap on the kitchen counter (which wasn’t there earlier when I cooked dinner). I had seen a box of them on the counter and wrote a note on it about how using them was murder. BUt so this poor mouse was stuck in the glue. (more…)

Wachovia and HLS
Body: For Immediate Release
November 20, 2007

WACHOVIA SELLS ALL SHARES OF HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES FOLLOWING ATTACKS
Animal Liberation Front Victorious in Campaign to End Support of Animal Abuser
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