Above all, beginning on November 29th until December 29th, 30DFLA needs those willing to camp out in front of Tulane’s Health Sciences Center and demonstrate vocal opposition to the torture of the animals held prisoner inside. Otherwise it’s just gonna be me out there. The more who turn out, the more of a presence and visibility those who care about animal prisoners will have in the community — and the more fun we can have! Without those willing to speak up, these creatures have no voice. If not now, when? And if not you — then who? Please come show your support for this campaign any day of the week you’re available, any length of time between 11am and 3pm. Just stop by. Bring your energy, passion, creativity, or just your physical presence. Food is also welcome. Help shed light on the insane inhumanity happening behind closed doors, and show the vivisectors that we know what they’re up to and don’t approve! Not one bit!
If you are not from New Orleans, the best way you can possibly help is to organize or participate in direct actions of solidarity where you live. Use your imagination, your creativity. Do what you feel is right and worthwhile. Let them know we are everywhere.
If you do have a demo or some such action planned, please write me at and let me know, so I can post it here.
Tyrants fear in their hearts — perhaps more so than those with consciences fear the consequences of resisting — their crimes being unmasked and being held accountable for them, and this above all is what we must do. Below are a list of phone numbers which you can use to express your grievances with those culpable in animal abuse…
Benjamin P. Sachs (Senior Vice President and Dean of Tulane School of Medicine) — (504) 988 -5462 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Responsible for the use of live pigs in a trauma training course and tons of other animal experiments that go on in the Tulane’s downtown labs. Tell him how you feel about that.
Laura S. Levy, Associate Senior Vice President of Research at Tulane School of Medicine. (504) 988 – 2083 / email@example.com. Has built her reputation “utiliz[ing] retroviruses” which “induce malignant tumors.” Her victims have included cats, mice and rhesus macaque monkeys.
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee — (504) 988-6868 / firstname.lastname@example.org. They oversee all the labs in the Tulane’s downtown facilities and green light all animal experiments conducted. Call and ask them questions about their procedures, and urge them to abolish animal testing.
Andrew A. Lackner (Director of Tulane Regional Primate Research Center, Neuroscientist) — (985) 871-6201 / email@example.com. In 1981, Alex Pacheco of PETA conducted an undercover investigation into the Institute of Behavioral Science and one of its psychologists Edward Taub in Maryland. Taub was found to be mutilating the afferent ganglia of monkeys, and then restraining, starving, and shocking them into using the limbs they could no longer feel. In a huge precedent, police raided the lab, Taub was later charged with 119 counts of animal cruelty and the now famous “Silver Springs monkeys case” reached the Supreme Court. After years of custody battles and facility transfers, and campaigning by celebrities and politicians for the animals’ release, these surviving monkeys were sent to Tulane’s primate center. It was here, in 1990, that they were experimented on one last time (against the promises made by the National Institute of Health) and murdered. The primate center continues to perform research like infecting monkeys with viruses, such as AIDS and leukemia.
“MAKE ME YOUR WIKILEAKS”
Without compassionate “whistleblowers” exposing cruelty from within labs, many of the animal rights movement’s greatest victories for animals might have never succeeded. If you care to make a difference for these animals, please send all information you have (anonymously if you wish) regarding Tulane’s cruel practices to 30daysforanimals@gmail.