Rally Against Chandler Covance
Pictures of monkeys in viselike mechanisms and "Say NO to Covance"
signs lined downtown Chandler on Sunday afternoon as about 100 animal
rights activists protested the drug-testing company setting up shop in
Covance plans to build a 400,000-square-foot facility on Price Road
between Queen Creek and Germann roads, where it would test drugs on
animals such as mice, hamsters, primates and dogs. The company bought
the land last summer for $8 million.
Protester Chelsea Richards said she would move out of the city if
Covance builds. "Chandler was founded by a veterinarian," Richards
Jan McClellan, co-founder of Citizens Against Covance, said she chose
Sunday for the rally because it was the first day of World Week for
Animals in Laboratories.
The effort is meant to educate citizens about "the plight of animals
used for testing and research," according to the movement's Web site.
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