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21 Mice Liberated from Louisiana State University

In celebration of World Week for Animals in Laboratories the Animal Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for the liberation of 21 mice from Louisiana State University in the early hours of April 22nd, 2005.
Breaking through a vent in a side door, animals on the seventh floor of
the LSU Biology Department building-- 21 mice -- were removed, examined
and treated by a sympathetic veterinarian, and placed in loving homes.

No animals were released into the wild. All 21 were placed in
comfortable, loving homes.

LSU's Animal Cruelty Facility lab was also vandalized in addition to
giving 21 mice new lives free from torture, solitude and suffering.
Aquariums were smashed, windows broken and paint stripper poured on
outer
walls. Spraypaint was used for slogans and further vandalism of the
labs,
and the locks were glued on doors to any rooms that housed no animals.

Our deepest sadness is reserved for the animals on the 7th Floor kept
from our arms, those we were unable to save, including hundreds of
mice, dozens of rats, birds, rabbits, and turtles. The cold solitude of the
cage and the deafening silence of sterile, windowless laboratory rooms
on the top floor of a building, with no chance to interact in the
outside world or with one another is torture enough. Add to that the
despicable cruelty of those human beings who've shown no compassion for
the
screams from animals in their never-ending, painful experiments and you
can see where our sadness, and our anger, comes from.

We acted as operatives not only of compassion, but good science. Animal
research is not only cruel but hazardous -- as data derived from the
animal models is not applicable to humans and therefore dangerous.

Our aim in inflicting as much economic damage as possible is to drive
up the cost of animal experimentation until this sadistic
psuedo-science
is no longer economically feasible.

Our aim in liberating animals should be obvious. Giving them a new life
free of the hell that is the LSU ACF. For 21 mice, we've done that.

To vivisectors everywhere, you know your profession is one of cruelty
and unnecessary suffering.

Stop now or be stopped.

Always for the animals,
Get Down 26.Apr.2005 09:34

CatWoman

Blessed Be. Thanks to the people who braved the possibility of lengthy prison terms under the "terrorist" epithet to save these mice from the tortures that surely awaited them. These mice do not owe their health, their sanity, or their lives to us for any reason. Particularly not for the trivial, repetitive, commercial pursuits for which they are usually sacrificed. This is not science. This is sick.

And let us not forget that there are thousands upon thousands of animals right here in pdx waiting for the Resistance. There are thousands of primates at OHSU's Oregon Primate Center in Beaverton living lives of abject misery, and up on Markam Hill, the numbers are even higher. The first two floors of the Medical Research building up at OHSU are packed with rats, frogs, guinea pigs, dogs, sheep, and God knows who else. At least 3000 mice are there, waiting for someone to save them.

The liberation of any oppressed being from the jaws of the machine is a revolutionary act. And few are more objectified, exploited, and nakedly oppressed than the animals we sacrifice on the altar of human indifference every single day.

asdf 26.Apr.2005 13:10

Animal Liberation

And the state has the nerve to call animal liberators "terrorists"? If that's the case...then keep "terrorizing".

Free those who want to be free.

not only were 21 mice liberated but.............. 02.May.2005 21:36

Mamma Bear

Not only were 21 mice liberated, Aquariums were smashed, windows broken and paint stripper poured on outer walls. Spraypaint was used for slogans and further vandalism of the labs, and the locks were glued on doors to any rooms that housed no animal.

"Our aim in inflicting as much economic damage as possible is to drive up the cost of animal experimentation until this sadistic psuedo-science is no longer economically feasible."

To homeless dog,
So you feel strongly about homeless dogs? That's great and I hope you are doing something about it! But to get on Indymedia and criticize people because they took action in defense of mice instead of what you think they should be doing is completely STUPID and IGNORANT!!!!! Stop criticizing others for not doing what you think they should be doing and focus on yourself and what you can do to help homeless dogs if that is what you feel strongly about. We all have something we care about. Just because others do not think or act the same way as you does not make what they did any less important. I say, HOORAY for the liberated mice! I say, HOORAY for the people who take in homeless animals instead of buying them from pet stores! I say, YAHOO for people who get there animals spayed and neutered! Thank You to the people who help take away animal suffering in any way possible. You ALL are my hero's! SOLIDARITY FOREVER!!!!!!!!