On Saturday, January 16th at 2PM, Bite Club will again protest the vivisection
of primates at KU Medical Center. Our activists will be at the intersection of
39th and State Line and we will publicly display an alternative test subject for
KU Med Center and challenge them to have the courage to capture and torture him
against his will, as they are doing with primates.
Here's some background
on the increasingly heated exchange between Bite Club and KU Med:
We have some activists coming all the way from Springfield, MO for this
demo. You won't want to miss it!
Here is the latest with KU Med Center. Please cross-post,
link, and email this article widely:
PLEASE NOTE: Bite Club will be holding a protest against this
abomination at KU Med on Saturday, January 16, at 2PM on the corner of 39th and
State Line. Please make and bring an anti-vivisection sign and round up as many
protestors as you can! Email or call me if you need directions or have other
For the animals,
Journal Entry by Jason Miller
From: Jason Miller
Monday, January 11, 2010 1:48 AM
'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'email@example.com'; Ricky Setticase; Camille Marino;
Carolyn McCormick; Carolyn. Szczepanski; David Mitchell w/Absurdity of
Vivisection; firstname.lastname@example.org; Governor@ks.gov; Ziegler, Laura A.;
(Smash_HLS@comcast.net); email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Ray Read; Stacey Rakic; Sunil Potnis;
Sylvia Riley; 'email@example.com'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org';
'email@example.com'; 'Hockridge, Stephanie'; 'Lane Ferrante'Subject:
RE: Your 'ethical' enslavement and torture of sentient,intelligent, and social
Dear Ms. Nielsen,
Sorry for the delayed response,
but I've been preoccupied with other animal defense issues.
of this 12/31/09 article from the Kansas City Star, I fully understand why
you would deny our request to observe and document the 'ethical research'
funded by our tax money and why you would also bar the media from entry to
As I'm sure you are aware, Mara Rose Williams of
the Star wrote:
USDA cites KU Medical Center for violation of animal
protection laws'The University of Kansas Medical Center has been cited for
about 160 violations of federal animal protection laws during experiments at
university laboratories'.'.The USDA report describes how monkeys that were
afflicted with an infectious disease were left to suffer from extreme weight
loss, vomiting, diarrhea and neurological disorders for at least a day after
they met criteria for euthanization. The monkeys were part of a study funded
by the National Institutes of Health. People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals has called for the NIH to take back federal grant dollars awarded to
KU Medical Center for that research in which the violations occurred''
The USDA laws are a joke in the eyes of those of us who believe that all
sentient beings have the basic rights to live free from human-inflicted
slavery, torture, and murder. And your torture facility doesn't even respect
and maintain the basic LEGAL standards of care mandated by the USDA. Yet you
had the audacity to squawk to the media that the ''materials publicly
distributed in the Kansas City area by protestors contained gross
inaccuracies' when we protested against your incarceration and vivisection
of innocent, defenseless primates? Your arrogance is astounding!
haven't you responded to Carol McCormick's courageous and sincere offer to
take the place of the monkeys whom are suffering at the hands of your
empathy-deficient, malevolent 'researchers?'
I also wanted to remind
you that while Bite Club and our members engage in aggressive activism, we
act in above-ground and legal ways. However, some of those in the animal
rights movement, whom we don't know nor know how to contact, aren't so
patient or nonviolent:
While I have no knowledge of their identities, whereabouts, plans,
or activities, I would be quite surprised if the militant direct activists
of our movement didn't have KU Med on their radar screen.
'In response to the USDA inspection, KU Medical Center
has spent $1.1 million, $700,000 of it in federal stimulus money, to upgrade
facilities and hire a Princeton University scientist as executive director
of the lab.'While ultimately my colleagues and I are calling for an end to
vivisection at KU Medical Center, in the interim, we want evidence that you
are now adhering to the USDA's basic standards of care for our primate
Please provide Bite Club and each person/entity CC'd in this
email (which includes the local media) with video evidence that you are
complying with federal laws as you spend our tax dollars to torture monkeys.