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5th International Animal Rights Day (IARD)
10th December 2002

The day's events


Area Vigil Details Contact *
South Yorkshire University of Sheffield, Firth Court site, 4.30pm to 7pm (animal experiments take place at the University) Max Newton, Uncaged Campaigns, 0114 272 2220, email
Cheshire Stockport John Brown, 0161 431 3783
Derbyshire Safepharm (vivisection facility), Shardlow,
Derbyshire, off the A6, 4.30 onwards
Sandra Barker, Derbyshire Animal Welfare Network (DAWN), 01773 823 788, email
Leicestershire Harlan UK (animal testing facility), Belton nr. Loughborough, 2pm to 6pm Cathy, Loughborough Animal Concern, 01509 415 024, email
Coventry Vigil at McDonalds (TBC) Coventry Against Live Exports (CALEX) 01384 828 68
Warwickshire Department of Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA - responsible for draconian culling of cattle and badgers etc) offices in Stratford Helen Turner, Worcestershire Animal Rights Coalition, 01684 540 239, email
Cambridgeshire Cambridge University Downing St. site (animal experiments take place at the University, and there are plans for a new primate testing facility: www.x-cape.org.uk) Joan Court, Animal Rights Cambridge, 01223 311 828
Cambridgeshire Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS - Europe's largest contract animal testing facility) David Smailes
Hertfordshire TBC Anne Duvall, Dacorum Animal Rights Group, 01442 872 217
Berkshire Boutique shop selling fur shop in Slough town centre Sam, email
Kent Pfizer (animal testing company) in Sandwich, from 4.30 till 7.30 pm. Phone 01843 821132 or email
London National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR - sponsors/promotes vivisection) building, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, NW7. From 6.30pm. Mill Hill East is nearest tube station; No. 240 bus stops right outside Chrissie Davison-Tosh, Mill Hill Anti-Vivisection Alliance, 020 8203 2325 / 07767 471111, email
Surrey Guildford Cathedral Maureen Burden
Hampshire Protest in Winchester city centre on Saturday 7th December Marjorie Pooley, Winchester Animal Concern, 01962 773673
Hampshire Vigil at Wickham animal testing facility (TBC) Helen Nelson, Fareham & Gosport Animal Rights Group, 01705 588516
Staffordshire Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, 6pm to 8pm Vicky Gerrard, Stoke Animal Rights Group, email
Herefordshire Vigil at Sequani (animal testing facility - previously known as Toxicol, then Quintiles) in Ledbury, Herefordshire. Located on the left hand side of the road just a few hundred yards from the train station. Good bus links from Herefod and Worcester, etc. From 4.30 onwards Stop Sequani Animal Testing (SSAT), 01684 569244 or 01432 851970
Scotland Dundee Meet at Boots Corner, pitch to depend on weather (Pelle's leather shop in High Street; if it's raining we'll go to the Wellgate front entrance), 5pm to 7pm Katherine Purlow, Tayside Animal Rights, email
Wales Carmarthenshire Vigil opposite McDonalds, Troste, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, 7pm to 9pm Christine Heeley, Welsh Alliance Against Animal Abuse (WAAAA), 01554 821 299


Area Vigil Details Contact *
Mexico Plaza de toros Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico's largest bull-ring) Friday 13th from 5pm to 8pm Dr Yolanda Alaniz, email
Nigeria Vigil for the 4 gorillas recently exported to Malaysia Emmanuel Eyoh, Nigeria Animal Welfare Foundation & Nigeria Vegetarian Society, email
Netherlands Vigil/protest at The Hague (the Dutch Government is hostile to animal issues, eg. pro-furfarming, branding of horses for export, pro-hunting, funds vivisection and meat industry), 3pm to 7pm Werkgroep IARD, email
USA Vigils/protests throughout the US at Environmental Protection Agency sites in Atlanta, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington DC and Seattle (on the 13th). (EPA - mandates more chemical poisoning on animals than any other government agency here; recently instituted 4 new rounds of animal tests that promise to kill hundreds of thousands of animals; refused to incorporate non-animal tests for skin corrositivity that have already been implemented throughout Europe.) For details of times etc. in all cities contact Barbara Stagno at bstagno@idausa.org. See also the IDA website Barbara Stagno, In Defense of Animals (IDA), email
Italy Protests on Sat 7th December at Morini (breeder of animals for vivisection) Marina Berati, email
Czech Republic Outside largest fur shop in Prague Martin Hlavka, Svoboda Zvirat (Freedom for Animals), email

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