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SAEN & WAR Launch Joint Campaign

July 14, 2011
Operation: Agitate to Liberate 2011
Save the Lovelace Respiratory Research
Institute Lab Animals

Special Note: We know that everyone is busy and that there are many campaigns competing for your attention. The lives of as many as 300 monkeys and an untold number of beagles are hanging in the balance here. Please, we beg you, take some time to read about this desperate situation and take action to save these precious, innocent lives. This is an opportunity for everyone to agitate to liberate.

A year ago last June, Win Animal Rights (WAR) launched the first Operation: Agitate to Liberate and as a result 120 beagles and 55 monkeys were liberated from a bankrupt lab in New Jersey. With your help we can do it again!


"Recently a whistleblower contacted SAEN revealing that Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI), as a result of financial reverses, had plans to exterminate 300 monkeys and a colony of beagles whose size we do not yet know. The whistleblower has told us that the monkey slaughter began on Monday, July 11th. 30 monkeys are being killed every day. When they have all been wiped out, the beagles are next."...Michael Budkie, Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN)

Hundreds of Beagles & Monkeys are depending on you!

We must take steps to let the LRRI management team know that the animals in their care deserve to be released and given sanctuary. They have already given enough of their lives and enough of their freedom for human greed. We are asking that for the next 2 days, you make a commitment to advocate for the lives of these innocent beings by demanding that LRRI management open lines of communication to SAEN and/or WAR before close of business on Friday, July 15, 2011.

DAY 1 & 2 - JUNE 14th & 15th

Contact the Management Team of: Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI)

Robert W. Rubin, PhD
President and CEO
(505) 348-9365

Richard C. McGivney, MS, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
(505) 348-9430

Cheryl N. DeVaul, BEd, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer
(505) 348-9191

Rachel M. Blea, MBA
Director of Information Services
(505) 348-9597

Ross D. LeClaire, DVM, PhD, MSS, DABT, Fellow ATS
Director of Federal Programs
(505) 348-1795/9113

Jacob D. McDonald, PhD
Director, Chemistry and Inhalation Exposure Program
Director, Environmental Respiratory Health Program
(505) 348-9455

Robert L. Sherwood, PhD
Director of Applied Life Sciences and Toxicology
(505) 348-9459

Stephen A. Stemkowski, PhD
Director of Center for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research
(704) 775-3515

William E. Bechtold, PhD
Director of Technology Transfer
(505) 348-9456

Matthew D. Reed, PhD, DABT
Director of Preclinical Drug Development
(505) 348-4980

Cheryl D. DiCarlo, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Director Comparative Medicine/Attending Vet
(505) 348-1935

Chris Merriam-Leith, MS, PMP
Director of Business Affairs
(505) 348-9650

Penny H. Holeman, MS, MPH
Director of Biosafety, Training & Biosecurity Solutions
(505) 348-9415

Bret Hendzel, BA, MBA
Senior Director of Operations
(505) 348-9450

James Taylor
Federal Capture Manager
(505) 348-9518

Donii D. Fox, MSPH, CIH, CBSP
South Biological Safety Officer
(505) 348-1953

David D. Griego, BSME
Director of Facilities
(505) 348-9406

Ricky L. Morrow
Consultant Director of Office of Research Contracts
(505) 348-9405


Ask Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute to open a dialogue with animal advocates who can arrange for the LRRI 'surplus' animals to be taken to safety and sanctuary. Please make your calls and send your e-mails and faxes on Thursday & Friday, June 14th & 15th. If dialogue has not begun by close of business on Friday, July 15, 2011, we will release contact information on Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute's Board of Directors. As a non-profit organization, their Board of Directors must be made aware of what is happening there and how damaging it could be to their personal and professional reputations.

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI)
2425 Ridgecrest Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-5127

Phone: 505-348-9400
Fax: 505-348-8567

All e-mails in this alert (cut & paste blocks into e-mail address space):,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Please don't let the Lovelace Respiratory Research Animals Down!

For more information contact:
Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) at:
phone: 1-513-575-5517 website:
or Win Animal Rights (WAR) at:
phone: 1-732-250-6066 website:

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