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Stop UBC Animal Research Outreach at upcoming Occupy Vancouver Event

Stop UBC Animal Research outreach at upcoming Occupy Vancouver

Time Saturday, October 15 · 10:00am – 1:00pm

Location Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street Vancouver

ALERT: Stop UBC Animal Research outreach at upcoming Occupy Vancouver On Saturday, October 15, diverse groups will gather in downtown Vancouver as part of the global “Occupy Movement” – a movement launched weeks ago in New York City to protest against social and economic inequality, corporate excess, and the influence of corporate money on government. The “Occupy Movement” has since spread to demonstrations across the world, including one to begin in Vancouver this weekend. Stop UBC Animal Research’s mission ties in closely with the Occupy Movement. After all, Canadian taxpayer dollars are used to fund animal research, research that is incredibly cruel, at odds with our society’s sense of compassion, and is conducted largely without any oversight or public scrutiny. In addition, much of that research is performed to benefit large pharmaceutical companies which have shown little interest in ending animal suffering.

WHEN: 10:00 AM, Saturday, October 15

WHERE: Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver. Look for our members in Stop UBC Animal Research T-shirts. If you get lost Saturday or can’t find us in the crowd, call Brian on his cell at 604-618-1030. Click here for Google map: http://bit.ly/nroRzu.

WHY: Occupy Vancouver will be finalizing its mission statement at the Saturday morning general assembly meeting. While the statement mentions protecting the environment and civil liberties, it does not yet contain any language about ending the oppression of animals.

(See Occupy Vancouver’s statement by clicking here: http://bit.ly/oklinp.) We can help influence the Occupy Vancouver statement to embrace animal rights. In addition, Saturday’s downtown meeting will give Stop UBC Animal Research a chance to distribute literature about UBC’s animal research to a sympathetic crowd and to recruit new members to our cause. We will also set up an information table. This is a prime outreach opportunity!

WHAT TO BRING: Please wear your Stop UBC Animal Research T-shirt. T-shirts will be available for sale for $20. We will have literature available for distribution.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Brian, 604-618-1030, stopUBCanimalresearch@gmail.com

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