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ONLINE & CALL IN ACTION STOP UNC ANIMAL LABORATORY EXPANSION

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Subject: Meeting on UNC (North Carolina Chapel Hill area) Animal Research Facility
Wednesday, 12/17, 5:30 PM
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 07:03:55 -0700

There is a meeting tomorrow with UNC representatives to learn more about UNC's $27 million expansion plans at the animal research facility (also called "The Farm" and "Research Resource Facility") on Orange Chapel Clover Garden Road. Neighbors wholive adjacent to the facility have arranged the meeting on Wednesday, December 17 at 5:30 pm with UNC representatives to ask questions about animal waste, research, and construction issues. The meeting was planned to address a list of questions the neighborhood group sent to Linda Convissor, UNC-CH Director of Local Relations.

CONTACT THESE DECISION MAKERS AND TELL THEM TO STOP FURTHERING THE TORTURE OF INNOCENT ANIMALS

Bruce Runberg
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Planning and Construction
919- 962-7248

Richard L. Miller, Ph.D.
Environmental Affairs Manager
Environmental Affairs/Hazardous Waste Management
Department of Environment, Health & Safety
919-962-5718
 rlmiller@ehs.unc.edu

John Phillips
Engineer
Diehl & Phillips, Cary, NC
(919) 467-9972

Masaya Konishi
Assistant Director
UNC Facilities Planning
Project Management Office
Phone, 919-843-5103
Email  mkonishi@fac.unc.edu

John Bradfield, DVM, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UNC School of Medicine
919-843-6330
919-966-3111
E-mail:  john_bradfield@unc.edu

Gene Bober
Assistant Dean
Planning Office
UNC School of Medicine
919.843.3788 (Office)
919.201.4293 (Cell)
 EBober@med.unc.edu

Linda Convissor
Director of Local Relations UNC-CH
919-962-9245,
 Linda_Convissor@unc.edu

Sample Letter:

"To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to voice my strong opposition to the proposed plan to expand UNC's Animal Research Resource Facility also known as "The Farm." Not only are local residents opposed to the expansion, but animal rights activists across the the country want to make it clear that these projects are unethical and inappropriate. Vivisection on animals is unscientific and unreliable as well as out-dated. Those in the academic field should be working on further implementing alternatives to animal models instead of continued funding towards research as archaic, unproductive, wasteful and cruel as animal experimentation. Until we hear that this expansion has been scrapped, we will continue to protest and organize against your institution. "