Don't miss out! This Sunday, IDA is sponsoring a demonstration outside OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center and YOU are invited!
Please join us to remind the community that we are outraged that more than 3,500 are still locked behind closed lab doors. Signs will be provided.

When: Sunday, April 30th
Where: OHSU Oregon Primate Center
505 NW 185th St.
Beaverton, OR 97006
Call IDA for more info: 503-249-9996 x3

This World Week for Animals in Labs was off to a great start with another successful doorhanger outreach where activists enjoyed the beautiful weather while educating neighbors in the Woodstock Neighborhood about how OHSU is wasting tax dollars on animal research that is counter productive to human health. If you missed out and want to join us next time, we go out every other Sunday and our next outreach is Sunday, May 7th. We meet at 9:30 am at Haven Coffee House, 3551 SE Division. We usually hang doorhangers for 2 or 3 hours (or less as your schedule allows). You will not be asked to knock on doors and need not be versed in debating the issues of animal testing to participate. It's great exercise, come give it a try!

Matt Rossell of IDA and Elaine Close of Coalition to Abolish Animal Testing (CAAT) were the guest speakers for a "Speak Out" forum at Portland Community College (PCC) Cascade Campus this Monday. Matt spoke about his personal experiences working for two years as a primate technician at OHSU's Oregon Primate Center, and Elaine outlined why the animal research is not working, and is actually harmful to human health.

Come and check out the World Week for Animals in Labs Flag Display on the PCC Cascade Campus which volunteers from IDA and the animal rights club on campus have assembled. 1,150 small white flags have been placed on the lawn outside the science building to remind people of the vast numbers of animals used each year for research in the U.S.

The sign reads:

World Week for Animals in Labs
April 23-30

23 million animals are used
each year for research.

Each flag represents
20,000 animals.

OHSU has more than
3,500 primates captive
At the Oregon Primate Center.

Unseen, they suffer
Unheard, they cry
In agony, they linger
in loneliness, they die.

Find out why animal research
is unnecessary, cruel,
and harmful to people.


A showing of Chattel, a documentary

Chattel focuses on several animal research labs, including OHSU's Oregon Primate Research Center and Huntingdon Life Sciences, and the campaigns and individuals who are working to close them down. The documentary explores the passion that drives these activists to speak out and take action.

When: Thursday, April 27th
Where: PCC, Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall #122
Time: 3:00 pm

Free admission

Also, don't forget that we are going to be leafleting the March of Dimes WalkAmerica walk on Saturday April 29th.