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Personal Vigil at the OHSU Primate Center

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.
#16162 used her mirror to look down cage row and lived with chronic diarrhea.
#16162 used her mirror to look down cage row and lived with chronic diarrhea.
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.

homepage: homepage: http://www.boycottohsu.com
phone: phone: 503 249 9996

some call it," torture". 20.May.2006 07:29

Simian Bush

You have a good plan to thwart these evil-doers, however, you will only cause them to move their base of operations to an area where no protests can occur. Similar laboratories are now operating in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

kudos and tangent 20.May.2006 09:00

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First, thanks Clark, for your heartfelt dedication and for doing what you can. I've heard courage modestly described as that ("doing what you can"). There are plenty of other definitions, but, if more people activated their conscience and followed it, we may not be living in a world where the leading world power (fascist imperialist) uses our resources and implied consent to torture, spy, dismantle our conceptual and physical infrastructure and lead us into the technological grip of the fourth reich. (fourth, not third, for all you still picky about the H-word...)

second: the tangent: i know this isn't the end all and be all... and, of course, there possible "consequences," but i hope more people are considering pulling their funding from the beast. Even though the below links are "war tax" resistance sites, i think this is all one war. The animals are in these absurd, cruel research centers because the people extorting our money are insane or spineless. The problem is, if they can continue to get away with what they're doing to humans, they'll probably continue what they're doing to animals... maybe, as the previous poster pointed out, in the same location or facility. plus, they'll keep appealing to us for more and more money to do it, all the while pointing the gun at a truly useful service to justify their plea (if you've ever attended govt or quasi govt meetings, you know i'm right. republicrats/demoblicans: they like our money, and they're good at the kansas city shuffle.)

So, i think tax resistance is one important tool in the kit (for me, not just federal... state taxes too).

There are different ways to do it, some of them surprisingly well-established ... and kinda cool:

 http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/war_tax_resistance.html : Most war tax resisters redirect their withheld federal tax funds to outfits such as the Conscience and Military Tax Campaign Escrow Account in Seattle. This way, the money is still on hand, if they should ever be forced to fork it over. Though getting a notice from the Internal Revenue Service is likely, jail is uncommon for war tax resisters.

www.nwtrcc.org
 http://vitw.org/war_tax/
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_resistance
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_city_shuffle

monkey love 20.May.2006 10:53

mama

This kind of cruelty needs to be illegal!!!!!! Any lawer folks out there in the know on how to begin this process?