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Major UCLA protest against animal tests set Wednesday; controversial ad runs on CNN, Fox criticizing UCLA research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE/News Conference Advisory
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN, 513-703-9865 or Julia 310-402-1431

ATTN: Wednesday Daybook/Assignment Desk

Major UCLA protest against animal tests set Wednesday; controversial ad runs
on CNN, Fox criticizing UCLA research

LOS ANGELES Animal rights experts including the maker of a
controversial commercial appearing on CNN criticizing UCLA experiments, a
doctor and lawyer will headline a major demonstration here WEDNESDAY at

A march begins at 10:30 a.m. WEDNESDAY at LeConte and Westwood, with a
rally at UCLA's Meyerhoff Park (Kerchoff Hall) at 12 Noon.

Speakers include Rich McLellen, M.D. and president of the California
chapter of the League of Humane Voters; Shannon Keith, a lawyer and
legislative consultant to the LA Dept. of Animal Services and Michael
Budkie, executive director of SAEN, a nonprofit research watchdog
organization in Ohio.

Budkie's group is airing a new, graphic television commercial on cable,
including CNN and Fox News this week criticizing primate experiments at
UCLA and UC campuses.

The paid television spot to air prime time is the latest salvo fired by
animal rights activists as they try to persuade UCLA and other UC campuses
to end cruel, wasteful practices inside their secret research facilities.

SAEN will release internal documents detailing more than $100 million in
government waste in research laboratories like those at UCLA.

The spot shows monkeys trapped in research devices, with bolts in their
skulls with text in the videos calling the procedures "not science....(but)

For copies of the controversial spot and internal documents, please contact
SAEN above.


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