Animal Rights Digest & Teach-In

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Topics in this digest:

            1. Virtual Sit-In against HLS!
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            3. Tabling Help Needed Saturday 3/3
Peg Leg Bates <veegman at>
Message: 1
   Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 11:19:10 EST
   From: malignantx at

Subject: Virtual Sit-In against HLS!

--SHAC Action Alert--
2nd anonymous communiqué received by SHAC:


Virtual Sit-in of HLS Tuesday, February 27th, 2001,starts 2:30pm GMT

This coming Tuesday participate in a massive floodnet action with
activists from around the world to bring down Huntingdon Life Sciences's
web page.

Activists participating in this electronic civil disobedience will learn
on Tuesday morning the location of the webpage that will enable them to
activate the floodnet program from their computers and will begin to
send a barage of download requests over and over again effectively
shutting down this mode of communication for HLS.

The Animal Liberation Internet Tactical Response Network has put
together the action in support of the commitment made by the animal
rights movement to see HLS shut down.

Visit the AL-TIRN site for more information
on how to use floodnet in preparation for Tuesday's action.
Huntingdon Life Sciences, one of the world’s largest and most
notorious animal testing centers, has been the subject of a relentless
campaign after it was exposed in five undercover investigations showing
horrific animal cruelty and sloppy fraudulent science.

The investigations revealed workers maliciously punching beagle puppies
in the face, dissecting a live monkey, transplanting a frozen pig heart
into an otherwise healthy baboon thereby killing the animal, taking
drugs and drinking at work, and falsifying scientific data, procedures,
and animal welfare standards.

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty has convinced a large number of
shareholders and customers of HLS into dropping their support of the
company. The results have been all-time low worker morale, shattered
customer confidence, and crisis level shareprices that almost lead HLS
into foreclosure less than one month ago.

Keep visiting for more details of the upcoming
For this action to be a success a high-level of participation is needed.
Please circulate this action reminder to email lists and activists

Participating on this action and joining the international effort to
close HLS means participating in making history. By closing HLS the
movement will be doing more than simply saving 180,000 animals annually,
we will be hammering a significant nail into the coffin of the
vivisection industry.

In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be, But
now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses. And it is impossible
to find anyone who will hew a dead ox or pig.I can still remember as a
boy the rejoicings over the closing of the last slaughterhouse. -- H G
Wells (A Modern Utopia)
Message: 2
   Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 12:49:27 EST
   From: malignantx at


*please forward far and wide*


March 31 through April 2, 2001

Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), one of the world's largest contract
animal testing companies, maintains an active laboratory located in East
Millstone, NJ. Thousands of animals including beagles, cats, monkeys,
and rabbits die there every year
in gruesome chemical tests. Animals are forced to ingest, inhale, and
endure all types of toxic chemicals-from pesticides and pharmaceuticals
to industrial chemicals such as weed killers and disinfectants.

Join activists from across the country as they converge to learn what we
can do to stop Huntingdon, then take a stand against HLS and let your
voice be heard!

For all the latest on the National

Conference and Protest, directions, etc.:

Saturday, March 31

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.--Vegan Barbeque. (Buccleuch Park, Easton Ave.,
New Brunswick)

Following the BBQ a caravan will set out to hold protests at the
residences of various HLS executives. The animals they torture don't get
to clock out for the weekend and neither will they!

Sunday, April 1

12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.--Conference on vivisection, animal liberation,
and Huntingdon Life Sciences.
(Franklin Township Community Center, 495 Demott Ln., Franklin, NJ)
Monday, April 2

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.--Rally against vivisection and Huntingdon Life
(Nelson's Corner Shopping Center, Rt. 206 and Amwell Rd. / Rt. 514,
Hillsboro, NJ)

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.--March to the laboratory and the National Protest
at Huntingdon Life Sciences!
(100 Mettlers Ln., East Millstone, NJ.)

Questioning Human Supremacy: Animal Rights & Social Justice Paul Shapiro
of Compassion Over Killing

In this workshop, a brief introduction to animal rights philosophy will
be given. We will examine the ways humans use other animals, the reasons
we offer to justify those uses, and the possible flaws of those

The Ethics of Animal Experimentation
Crystal Miller, American Antivivisection Society

This workshop will examine the issue of whether we, as humans, have the
right to use other species as experiment subjects. We will look into the
cruelty and exploitation inherent to the vivisection industry and
question how this is justifiable for any supposed human gains.

The Science of Animal Experimentation

Jerry W. Vlasak, MD, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Dr.
Vlasak, a practicing surgeon in Southern California, will be speaking on
the fraudulent and erroneous results obtained by Huntingdon, as well as
what we as a movement can do to stop the atrocities going on inside the
laboratories. He will discuss his past experience in the vivisection
field, and how unscientific and unethical it truly is.

Huntingdon Life Sciences-From the Beginning to the End Joseph Bateman,

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty USA with activists from SHAC United

This workshop will give activists a background of Huntingdon Life
Sciences and a view inside the laboratories. We will hear about the
ground-breaking campaign against HLS in the United Kingdom from
activists who've been on the front lines, as well as the newly formed
campaign here in the US.

Crossing the Line: Direct Action Against Vivisection Matt Francera,
New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance

Learn about those who choose to cross the line and go underground to
free animals from laboratories. We will hear the history and philosophy
of groups such as the Animal Liberation Front and learn what they have
done to stop the vivisection industry.
Making Animal Liberation a Reality
Josh Harper, *tentative*

Bringing animal liberation from philosophy to action, we will discuss
what each of us can do to stop animal suffering here and now. From going
vegan to protest campaigns, we will talk about what each of us can do
and discuss how various strategies can work together to make animal
liberation a reality!


Buccleuch Park: Rt. 287 to Exit 10 for Rt. 527/Easton Ave./New
Brunswick/South Bound Brook.

Stay right on Rt. 527/Easton Ave. southbound for New Brunswick.

After 4 miles, the park will be on your left, across from St. Peter's
Franklin Township Community Center:

Rt. 287 to Exit 10 for Rt. 527/Easton Ave./New Brunswick/South Bound

Stay right on Rt. 527/Easton Ave. southbound for New Brunswick.

After 1.3 miles, turn right at the light for DeMott Ln.

After 2.2 miles the Municipal Center will be on the right, take the
second entrance and pass the library on the left.

The Community Center is straight ahead.

Nelson's Corner: Rt. 287 to Exit 14B for Rt. 22W/Rt.
202S/Rt. 206S/Clinton.

After 2.5 miles, exit for Rt. 202S/Rt.


The sign at the exit ramp will say Raritan. Take the second exit for Rt.

Rt. 28W/Somerset/Princeton.
At the circle, take the 3rd exit for Rt. 206S/

After six miles, the shopping center is on the left at the light for Rt.
514/Amwell Rd., across from the Texaco.

Huntingdon Life Sciences: New Jersey
Turnpike to Exit 9 (New Brunswick) to

Rt. 18 North.

Take the Rt. 27 South exit, towards Princeton.

Loop under the bridge, pass through one light, and make a right onto
Easton Ave. at the train station.

Second left onto Hamilton Ave. Hamilton Ave. turns into Amwell Road. You
will be on this road for about 15 minutes.

After seeing milemarker 19 you will see a Shady Brook Herbery. Shortly
after, milemarker 18 will follow.

After seeing that make a right onto Mettlers Road. The lab is on your

Parking is available at Colonial Park on your right.

Animal Defense League - New Jersey
PO Box 5127, Handy Street Station, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
(732) 296-1202,

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Message: 3
   Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 13:44:02 -0500
   From: Peg Leg Bates <veegman at>

Subject: Tabling Help Needed Saturday 3/3

On Saturday, March 3 NJARA will be tabling at the Super Science Saturday
science fair at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, in Ridgewood.
Volunteers are needed to help introduce humane alternatives to animal
dissection to teachers, students and their parents.   The science fair
runs from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Set-up is at 8:00 am.
Please contact Joe at 201-368-8271 if you can help.
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