vivisection


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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Please take just a little time to send an email to the scientists at UMass Amherst who are testing on Rhesus Monkeys, and urge them to stop.

For more information check out http://www.myspace.com/endtestingnow or http://www.endtestingnow.blogspot.com
We wrote up some sample emails if you want to take just a little time to help our campaign…. Or write your own polite emails to send.

Repost this request if you want.
Melinda Novak’s email is: mnovak@psych.umass.edu (more…)

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…)

 This news article is pretty determinedly siding on the side of vivisectors. But it is important to pay attention when issues like this come up. It seems this is a free speech issue, because the UCLA is suing the above ground and completely legal Primate Freedom Project. Saying they are suing the Animal Liberation Front is like suing Santa Claus. And to sue someone for putting information on a website is pretty dangerous. We’ve seen this before with the SHAC 7 case. These folks could probably use some solidarity support right now- whether that be financial to help them lawyer up, or just letting them know you are supporting them.

UCLA suing the UCLA Primate Freedom Project.
UCLA is suing to protect researchers from animal extremists
Legal action follows attempted firebombings and harassment

UCLA is suing extremists to stop a campaign of terrorism, vandalism and menacing threats directed at faculty and administrators who conduct or support research involving laboratory animals. (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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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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