Protesting in Madison, Wisconsin
Activists ratcheted up their opposition to animal experiments at
UW-Madison this week by parking a truck with giant video screens
outside the homes of animal researchers and broadcasting footage to
neighbors of what they said was the torture of monkeys at a campus
Wednesday was the fourth and final night of the group's planned
demonstrations in residential neighborhoods. Seven people's homes were
visited over the four nights.
"We want to embarrass them," said Jeremy Beckham, 20, of Madison, the
main organizer. "We want to educate their neighbors and get them
against what's happening."
One of Wednesday's stops was a return visit to the home of Joseph
Kemnitz, a researcher and director of the Wisconsin National Primate
Research Center. The group had demonstrated at his home Saturday.
Kemnitz's home also had been a target of protesters in 1997.
Protester Sue McKean, 41, of Middleton said she was diagnosed with
muscular sclerosis seven years ago but does not support animal
research. "At the very least, we must enhance the living conditions of
monkeys," she said.