***Image courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals***
We have had two disturbing incidents at our vigils recently. The first was in November of 2018 when someone threw a dead rabbit at us as he drove by.
The second incident just happened at our last vigil. A pick up truck swerved towards the activists 3 times, as if he was going to hit someone. Luckily, no one was hurt but we are very concerned that another disturbed individual could cause someone harm.
We are asking everyone who attends our vigils to please be on alert and pay attention to what is going on around you. What we do out there is peaceful and hurts no one yet it causes very angry reactions from some people. Our main concern when we are holding a vigil is that everyone is safe.
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.
NOTE ABOUT PARKING: We put up tape where there is no parking (next to driveways so people can enter and exit easily). There is parking along Route 209. We may ask you to move your car if we feel it is impeding the neighbors' view of the road as they exit their driveways.
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!