Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

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UBC Animal Research friends and supporters !!

Subject: Please join us for two important events!

Hi to all Stop UBC Animal Research friends and supporters! You are invited to a vital planning meeting this coming Monday, September 9th at 7pm, at 1428 West 7th Avenue in Vancouver
(near Granville Street). Newcomers are welcome to join in and share their ideas, questions and expertise….

We will be hearing more about the upcoming visit by Dr. Ray Greek, President of
Americans for Medical Advancement, in an event sponsored by Stop UBC Animal Research.
9/27th at VPL will be an unprecedented opportunity for many to hear a leading scientist speak out
against animal research – a presentation not to be missed!

We have much planning to do for 9/27th. We will also be planning upcoming advertising and outreach
opportunities and looking for exciting new ways to keep the campaign active and a powerful voice for
the animals in laboratories at UBC and at other Canadian institutions.

Please RSVP if you can join us at Monday’s meeting!

604-551-3324 or

Who Knew?!
10,000 Canadians are killed EVERY YEAR by ANIMAL-TESTED drugs!
This is the 4th leading cause of death! JAMA 1997 vol.277, pp.301-6
featuring Dr. John J. Pippin, MD “MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE”
6 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr. C. Ray Greek, MD, author of
SACRED COWS and GOLDEN GEESE The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals
Appearing in person to answer questions and elaborate on “TRUISMS – That Aren’t True”….
8 pm
Sept. 27, 2013
Vancouver Main Public Library 350 West Georgia St. Peter Kaye Room

From Stop UBC Animal Research Website:

In February, 2010, Stop UBC Animal Research formed out of concern for animals at the university. Our months-long investigation of UBC revealed disturbing details. For instance, one UBC researcher has experimented on cats for 30 years. In 2008 he received a five-year, federally funded grant for continued animal research. In his papers, the researcher described how he had cut open the backs of cats to expose their vertebrae, inserted titanium screws into the cats’ spinal columns to inhibit movement, and built restraint chambers around the cats’ exposed vertebrae to give researchers access to the cats’ spinal columns and to fix the animals in a sitting position for recording sessions.

We also discovered UBC researchers have conducted studies in which they:

Administered electroconvulsive shock to monkeys to induce seizures
Poured a saline solution into newborn piglets’ lungs to induce respiratory failure
Captured wild songbirds, withdrew their blood, then decapitated some of the birds
Exposed mice to cigarette smoke for up to six months in emphysema research
Blinded monkeys in vision studies




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