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Lecture and Letter Writing to End Primate Experimentation

Seriously friends, what is wrong with us that we willfully, purposefully, and painfully experiment on our primate cousins? A few argue that it is our similar DNA that makes primate experimentation so necessary – but of course, it is exactly our similarities – suffering in response to physical, mental, and emotional abuse – that demands that we reject this scientific route on ethical grounds.

Sadly, the United States is the world’s largest user of chimpanzees for biomedical research, where as other scientific leaders such as Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have all banned primate research.

photo courtesy of Wikicommons and Lepidlizard

But don’t despair! The US could be close to passing Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 and you can learn more and communicate that you support this band to law makers in one incredible evening!

Mark you calendars! This Wednesday, November 2, 2011 – join dozens of other Seattle smarties with hearties (I just made that up) at the Seattle Chimpanzee Lecture and Letter-Writing Party. Hear from local Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW Director, Diana Goodrich as well as renowned peace activist and Director of public and government affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Elizabeth Kucinich.
Our own Sen. Patty Murray is the co-chair of the committee to reduce the deficit and could be extremely influential in banning invasive primate experiments because it could also save the federal gov. $300 million over 10 years. After the lecture we’ll all write Sen. Murray letters asking for her support in banning the cruel practice.

In summary: a night of learning and activism and getting to hang at the Seattle library. Oh, does this cost a bunch of money? How about none. Just RSVP here.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Where: Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., Level 4, Room 2, Seattle, WA
  • What: bring a big brain and a big heart (PCRM will bring the letter materials)
  • RSVP: with PCRM here and with Seattle Animal Defense League here

2 thoughts on “Lecture and Letter Writing to End Primate Experimentation

  1. Hi there,thank you so much for promoting the event next week. PCRM will supply all of the letter writing materials. Also to confirm the event is on Wednesday, Nov 2nd at 6:30pm. It is correct where it is posted above the video but at the bottom of the post is incorrect. thanks again! I look forward to meeting you.Noelle

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