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Exhibit at California Science Center

Seven months ago Simara Rose visited The California Science Center and was horrified to discover live animals enclosed in exhibits frogs, baby chicks and a lone rat in a plastic box with children banging on the box.

She wrote letters to the board of directors, Shannon Keith (a well known animal lib lawyer) wrote letters, Simara had thousands of supporters write letters, PETA had an action alert on the situation and still there is no progress ..please help..

Here is the letter Simara wrote to one of the board of directors:
Jeffrey N. Rudolph, President and CEO
Edna Anderson-Owens, Chair
California Science Center Foundation
700 State Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037
213-744-2240 (fax)

here is the letter I sent:

California Science Center
Exposition Park
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Mr. Miranda
We visited your museum on February 17th 2006. We were shocked to discover your use of live animals in your exhibitions. We found a live rat all alone imprisoned in a cage while children continually pounded on his plastic cubicle.
   We saw live frogs that belonged in a lake or the woods and baby chicks imprisoned in a plastic cubicle without their parents. These animals endure loneliness, boredom, anxiety, confusion and depression.
   This sir, is no way to teach about life-by kidnapping it, by forcing it to live out of it's natural habitat, by keeping it away from it's natural way and from fellow animals of their own kind. Put yourself in their position.. how would you feel? Only hardened criminals deserve to be jailed.

I request that you release all live animals to local animal rescues and no longer use live animals in your museum. Instead please use films, photographs and literature.

Please let the world know that you do care about animals by not using live animals in your museum. I await your reply.

Simara Rose
5419 Hollywood Blvd
LA, CA 90027

I am happy to report that I was able to gather that information although I tried to get phone number and addresses for these people however most are unlisted.. If I remember correctly when PETA wrote to some of the board member they directed it to them and had the science center address at
700 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
and the letters got to them, if you would like me to look up all the companies whom are donors addresses please let me know and I will do so asap..

The California Science Center is a public-private partnership. As a department of the State of California, the California Science Center is administered by a nine-member board of directors appointed by the Governor. The not-for-profit California Science Center Foundation provides support for Science Center exhibits and programs.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
38th Governor of California

California Science Center Board of Directors
Jeff Rudolph President and CEO
Edna Anderson-Owens, Chair
Fabian Wesson, Vice Chair 323 634 9239
Dale E. Bonner, Esq.
William Chadwick
David Israel
Robert H. Lorsch
Robert L. Stein
Stacey Williams
Tony Williams

California Science Center Donors

The California Science Center Foundation extends heartfelt appreciation to the following annual donors, our Partners in Learning, whose generous support during the period July 1, 2004 � June 30, 2005 helps sustain our interactive exhibits and education programs.

Visionary ($50,000 and above)
THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation
Northrop Grumman
UniHealth Foundation
The Winnick Family Foundation

Premier ($25,000 - $49,999)
99� Only Stores
The Boeing Company
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
Gary Saltz Foundation, Inc.

Distinguished ($15,000 - $24,999)
Jeffrey L. Glassman, Wallis Foundation
Karin L. Larson
Los Angeles Times Family Fund of the McCormick
Tribune Foundation
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.
Wells Fargo Bank

Leading ($10,000 - $14,999)
Betty B. Anderson
Wallis Annenberg, The Annenberg Foundation
Aon Risk Services
Automobile Club of Southern California
Avery Dennison Corporation
Avery and Andy Barth
California HealthCare Foundation
City National Bank
Roberta Conroy
Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy
The de Toledo Family
George and Gloria Deukmejian
Eva P. Elkins
Ernst & Young LLP
Fiduciary Trust International of California
Marianna and David Fisher
Forest Lawn Foundation
Doreen and Glenn Gee
Bahram and Mojgan Jalali
J.B. and Emily Van Nuys Charities
G. Bradford Jones
Kent and Joyce Kresa
Katherine B. Loker
Mellon Financial Corporation
Margo and Michael O'Connell
Parsons Corporation
Preston, Gates & Ellis
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
The Robert H. Lorsch Foundation Trust
Edward P. Roski, Jr.
Robert Simonds
Karen and William Sonneborn
Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Company, a Sempra Energy
Marvin J. Suomi
Union Bank of California

Sustaining ($5,000 - $9,999)
Mike and Jeanne Beckman
Sandra and Keith Comrie
R. Thomas Decker
Michael and Janet Fourticq
Susan and Allen Frew
Honeywell International Inc.
John D. and Cynthia L. Jones
Martin and Donna Melone
Metropolitan Water District
James and Annabel Montgomery
Pacific Life Foundation
Pipkin Charitable Foundation
Watson Land Company

Supporting ($2,500 - $4,999)
Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Campion
Nadine and Ed Carson
Gordon and Dona Crawford
Patrick and Nancy Dennis
Robert and Katheryn Dockson
James A. Eddy
Anthony C. Gatti
The Hitachi Foundation
Hitachi Southern California Regional Community Action
J. Paul Getty Trust
Mark Lubkeman and Gretchen Hise
Nadine and John F. Marten
Melissa and Boutie Lucas Family Foundation
Morgan Stanley Foundation
Keith and Joan Renken
Linda and John Seiter
John and Donna Sussman
William R. and Virginia Hayden Foundation
Robert and Judith Winston

Contributing ($1,500 - $2,499)
The Cecile & Fred Bartman Foundation
Marvin Elkin
Joseph T. Forgatch
Dr. and Mrs. William F. Friedman
Richard and Eileen Garson
Susan and N. Matthew Grossman
Delores and Ben Oliver Kerr
Amy U. Nakano
Nanci E. Nishimura
David and Joyce Primes

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