Members of an animal-rights activist group launched their first
protest on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus on Wednesday.
Leaders of Phoenix Animal Liberation Squad said the University of
Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix houses thousands of animals for
medical research. Ten members of the group stood on campus with signs
expressing disapproval of the school’s work.
College spokeswoman Allison Otu said the building PALS is speaking of
has yet to open and she is uncertain of when it will.
The college is on the biomedical campus, 28-acres of city-owned
property downtown that houses research, academic and clinical
“We’re trying to communicate that animal testing is immoral and
ineffective, unsafe and unnecessary and that it’s time to move past
testing on animals,” said Ioana Samartinean, spokeswoman for the