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Charles River Laboratories Vigil #26

  • Charles River Laboratories 3121 U.S. 209 Kingston, NY 12401 USA (map)


If you are not aware, at one of our recent vigils, some neighbors complained that our parked cars were making it dangerous for them to leave their driveways. It *IS* difficult to see the oncoming traffic when there are cars parked on the side of the road and the traffic on that stretch of road moves very fast.

We do NOT want to make our presence at CRL difficult for the neighbors so during our last vigil we tried having people park at the O&W Rail Trail parking lot. That worked OKAY but we have a BETTER solution!Through the generous offer of one of our members, we can park in the parking lot of their apartment building which is right near CRL. 

NOTE: there is room for about 5-6 cars at the CRL site but once we think it’s getting too full, we will direct cars to the parking space (we will give you a map of where to park), which is in walking distance of the CRL site.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we figure this parking situation out!

Please come out and join us to hold vigil for all of the animals this evil company profits off of. They make money off of the pain and torture of innocent animals. These animals are truly the most silent victims. We are bringing awareness to the community - we are bringing the truth of what they do into the light. 

Charles River Laboratories (CRL) is the world’s largest breeder of animals for use in experiments. Half of all animals used in lab experiments are supplied by CRL.

They also conduct painful tests on animals for companies that produce industrial chemicals, pesticides, food additives, and pharmaceuticals. In these tests, the animals are force-fed test compounds, have experimental chemicals smeared onto their shaved skin, and are forced to inhale toxic substances. The animals may endure severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, convulsions, seizures, paralysis, and bleeding from the nose, mouth, and genitals before they ultimately die or are killed.

CRL is the second-largest importer of nonhuman primates into the U.S., bringing in thousands of monkeys who have been stolen from their homes in the wild or bred on decrepit monkey factory farms.

Our goal is to raise awareness and request that they change their model to non-animal testing methods. They are usually cheaper and more effective.

We will have a banner and signs - all you need to bring is yourself.

Hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: October 6
Charles River Laboratories Vigil #25
Later Event: November 17
Charles River Laboratories Vigil #27