*Photo courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals*
We’re going to keep going back to raise awareness and plant seeds! People are still shocked when they find out what Charles River does. Their comment is always “but their sign looks so innocent!” That’s how evil is able to continue. Look innocuous and people won’t give you a second thought. We are out there to change that.
We hope you'll 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.
***Please send us a message about parking if you plan to attend! We will send you photos of the parking situation.***
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.