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Title: Free the Animals UCLA Protest
START DATE: 10/14/2013
Duration: 3 Hours
Location: west los angeles, beaches
Location Details:
Meeting place: corner of Le Conte and Westwood Blvd, Westwood Village, LA
Event Topic: Animal Rights
Event Type: demonstration
Contact Name: SAEN
Contact Email: saenlosangeles@yahoo.com
Contact Phone:
Join Michael and Karen Budkie, SAEN, Simone Reyes (animal rights activist and breakout star of Oxygen's reality TV show "Running Russell Simmons"), and conference attendees at UCLA to protest the use of LIVE ANIMALS IN EXPERIMENTS!

Date: Monday, October 14th

Meeting place: Corner of Le Conte and Westwood, Westwood Village, Los Angeles

• Meet at 11:00am

• We will be leaving promptly at 11:15am to march onto campus, stopping at the animal labs along the way.

• 12:00pm speakers: Simone Reyes, Michael Budkie (SAEN) (more to be announced)

• 1:00pm: march back to Le Conte and Westwood

Posters and banners will be provided but please feel free to bring your own. Wear walking shoes and bring water.

To attend the conference itself please visit http://www.saenonline.org/event-20131011.html

Facts on vivisection at UCLA:

On the beautiful campus of UCLA and in its impressive buildings, an ugly reality exists unseen and unheard. Thousands of caged and restrained animals wait in an environment they don’t understand. Primates wait to be pulled from their cages so they can be injected with street drugs like crystal meth, which causes dizziness, convulsions, blurred vision, insomnia, and paranoia. Many suffer heart attacks and die before the experiment concludes. Those who live then experience withdrawal with its own heinous effects. At the conclusion of each study, the animals are killed.

UCLA faculty and vivisectors have for years refused to come to the table to discuss implementing a concrete plan to find alternatives to the animal experiments they continue to engage in. SAEN has been at the forefront of continued pressure at the University to highlight this issue.

UCLA has also gone to great lengths and illegally refused to allow access to public records of the experiments, types of animals used and how much pain and suffering they are forced to endure. The general public is just meant to “trust” and “believe” the unsupported claims that such research is beneficial to human health.

Researchers at UCLA continue to earn millions, living in multi-million dollar houses whilst student enrollment is cut, and animals continue to suffer needlessly.

UCLA “researchers” William Melega MJ Yorgensen and G. Lacan have addicted hundreds of vervet monkeys to methamphetamine and all they have determined is that this increases “abnormal and anti social behavior” in drug addicted monkeys.

Retired UCLA researcher Joaquin Fuster “looked” at the stimuli in the brain of primates for over 28 years. Over a period of 23 years, Fuster received over ,859,480.00 with little or no real conclusions that helped human health. Fuster now receives 6,000 per year from a state pension. The second highest pension currently paid out by the state.

Edythe D. London holds the dubious title of Director of Addiction Studies at UCLA. London has used thousands of monkeys and other animals in her futile experiments. During one study, she forced monkeys to ingest up to 14 packs of cigarettes a day in nicotine laden Kool-Aid. To what end?

Her counterpart, David Jenstsch, who has been extremely vocal in his support of vivisection, also addicts monkeys to recreational drugs. In one experiment alone he injected 15 – 30 times the normal recreational dose of PCP into wild caught monkeys. Monkeys that had been ripped from their families loaded into small cages, more then likely transported thousands of miles over days and delivered into a hell they can’t imagine. This particular experiment went on for 14 days and then he killed them.

Dario Ringach, is another primate vivisector at UCLA. In one experiment, he used 30 macaque monkeys in vision experiments. He first paralyzed them, then glued coils to their eyes and did experiments during a single session lasting up to 120 hours, and then finally killed them. Ringach claims it advanced their understanding of how monkeys see with some ultimate dubious and vague benefit to blindness research in humans. In 2006 Ringach claimed to have ceased animal experiments due to pressure from animal rights activists but according to government records he appears to have reneged on this.

And let’s not forget, Lynn Fairbanks director of the Center for Primate Neuroethology and director of the Vervet Research Colony. Fairbanks imprisons hundreds of vervet monkeys in a breeding colony for UCLA where there was a reported high mortality rate of newborn primates. On the UCLA website Fairbanks “research” long term goal is, “to provide new insights into developmental and genetic contributions to traits such as impulsivity, anxiety, sociability and aggressiveness that influence the quality of life and create risk for psychopathology in people.” In other words, a colossal waste of taxpayers money to prop up UCLA and Fairbanks lifestyle.

Parking information:

For campus parking and public transport info please visit:


Parking lots are available all over Westwood Village for approximately -


2 hours free in Broxton Ave. parking lot.


There is one lot on Le Conte close to the meeting place which is approximately .
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