World Laboratory Animal Week is April 18 – 26th. Here are five ways to make a difference.
1. Attend a sit in on April 18th.
April 18th, we’re organizing a sit in in front of the Harlow building. This will be a silent, peaceful protest. Important: We are not blocking people from entering the building or impeding foot traffic, just making our presence known.
2. Host a letter writing party.
Our elected officials need to hear from us about the UW open records exemption, UW needs to hear from us about the Kalin experiments, and our local newspapers can use letters to the editor about lab animals in general. If leafleting and protesting aren’t your thing, host a letter writing party. We’ll give you samples of letters, and we can work with you to reserve a room at a library in your area.
3. Leaflet with us on April 25th, 11-1.
April 25th, from 11-1, we’ll be leafleting downtown at the farmer’s market. Come join us! We’ll put more information on our website as the date draws closer.
4. Create an “ask me about monkeys in Madison” shirt or pin and wear it to a showing of Monkey Kingdom.
Monkey Kingdom opens April 17th. This is an opportunity to connect with animal lovers, so please think about bringing some handouts, wearing an primate related shirt or pin, and/or speaking up for the Madison primates in any way you can. Send us pictures of your effort through firstname.lastname@example.org, or tag Disneynature in your facebook posts or tweets.
5. Organize your own event during the week of April 18 – 26th and email email@example.com with the details.