Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead
Inspired by Rick Bogle and his Primate Freedom Tour years ago where he kept a week-long vigil outside all of the eight National Primate Research Centers, an IDA member has started his own weekly solo demonstration outside the OHSU primate lab, and he would welcome your company!
Beginning last Sunday and extending for the next 6 weeks through Sunday June 25, Clark, an IDA volunteer, will be outside the Oregon National Primate Research Center between noon and 2 pm with his homemade sign alerting passersby about the cruel and unnecessary research that is being conducted by OHSU.
WHAT: A Personal Vigil for Primates in Research
WHERE: OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center
505 NW 185th St., Beaverton, OR, 97006
WHEN: Every Sunday from now through June 25
Noon to 2 pm
GETTING THERE: On the Max: take the Max towards Hillsboro to the 185th St. stop, walk about 1/2 mile North (uphill) on 185th.
Driving from Portland: take Hy 26 to 185th, go left on 185th, on right side after Walker Rd., look for sign "OHSU West Campus", street parking available in neighborhood further down, next left.
Clark will have a few extra signs available these upcoming weeks so anyone who wants to join him need only bring their positive energy. These monkeys live day in and out in stark labs, alone in tiny cages, suffering in often painful experiments, and most people don't even know these primate labs exist in their neighborhood. More than 3,500 monkeys are being held in these OHSU labs. We are very proud of Clark for taking the initiative to be their voice and encourage you to please join him for one of his Sunday vigils.
Together, we will make a difference.