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Campaign Launched to Fight Leicester Lab

The National Anti-Vivisection Alliance (NAVA) has been launched to unite campaigns fighting vivisection inside universities nationwide and fight the plans to build a new animal testing laboratory at the University of Leicester.

We are proud to be a part of this new and growing network, campaigning to end all animal experimentation inside academic institutions across the UK and world.

Check out the NAVA website here


SAEAB Speaking at World Day for Animals in Labs

As a new up-and-coming campaign, SAEAB were invited to speak in front of thousands as the World Day for Animals in Laboratories march and rally in Central London.

You can catch the speech by the SAEAB spokesperson below:


Bradford Rodent Supplier Visited

SAEAB received the following report:

Following on from the successful march in London to mark World Day for Animals in Labs, activists paid an evening visit to the site of vivisection breeders, Harlan UK near Bicester.

Surrounded by razor wire fences and security, this site breeds rodents, rabbits and guinea pigs to be destined for Huntingdon Life Sciences and universities, including Bradford and Leicester.

Turning up at the site, we begun shouting about the sickening cruelties Harlan are involved in and how their vile business cannot be tollerated in this so-called civilised society.

Activists Take The Fight to London – WDAIL 2010

Today, Sat 24th April, saw the annual World Day for Animals in Laboratories (WDAIL) march through the centre of London. Attracting animal rights campaigners from across the country, the march is considered the most important of the year following it’s return last year after a lengthy absence.

Around 1500 campaigners turned up to voice their support. The marchers were calling for an end to animal exploitation in laboratories, and events around the world were held to mark the event.

The march assembled in Cavendish Square at around midday where speeches were given by members of campaigns around the country including SPEAK (campaign against the Oxford University Lab) and SAEAB (Stop Animal Experiments At Bradford). At around 1.30pm, the rally set off under heavy police escort and the customary FIT (Forward Intelligence Team) presence. The route took in Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square (where the marchers passed in absolute silence save for a single slow drum beat) and onwards past the Houses of Parliament where the police presence was noticably larger.

After reaching the finish point of the march, the activists then made their way to St Pancras Station, site of a huge proposed new BioTech laboratory opposite the main entrance where a vigil was held and the ever present Veggies Catering Campaign fed the now hungry marchers. The crowd was told that planning permission had yet to be approved for the laboratory, but vowed to return in greater numbers with a sustained campaign should the plans go ahead.

The mood of the march, as was the case last year, was positive but sombre and attracted many sympathisers from the normal saturday London shoppers, many of whom joined the march in support meaning the numbers by the time parliment was reached were almost double.

Despite the heavy police presence, no arrests were made of the marchers and all are now on their way home, hopefully to return next year.

Protests Continue at Liverpool

Campaigners returned to Liverpool University today to inform the students returning back from their Easter break about vivisection being practiced on their campus.

We tried to visit the Dean of the Physiology Faculty, however he was out to lunch so we begun our peaceful demo. The security wouldn’t allow this on campus, so moved onto the busy main road where we were greeted with support. Over 500 leaflets were given out, which lots of people wishing us luck. Apparently we are the top subject currently being talked about amongst staff and students, so are most certainly acheiving what we set out to do.

Merseyside Animal Rights

Belgian Activists March On Uni Primate Labs

On Saturday 17th April, activists in Belgium marched on Katholieke Universiteit (Catholic University), Leuven, to oppose their use of primates in psychology experiments.

It begun with speakers from around Europe, including campaign representatives from Anti-Dierproven Coalitie (Anti-Animal Experiments Coalition), Dr Andre Menasche and an undercover investigator who infiltrated Covance Laboratories GmbH in Germany and filmed abuses.

A procession was then held through Leuven town centre, through the busy shopping area.