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April 2005

Tuesday
12th Apr.

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24th Apr


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Cancel the Cruel Circus : Potters Bar

click for Event PrintView The `Great` British Circus are performing at Northaw Road West, Cuffley, near Potters Bar, from Tues 12th April.

This circus have many animals including lions, tigers, zebras, camels, llamas, horses, ponies, goats and reindeer.

If you are planning protests, or can help others, let us know.

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End Circus Cruelty . [ email ]

Saturday
16th Apr.

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Saturday
30th Apr

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World Weeks for Animals in Laboratories

click for Event PrintView World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week is the week that surrounds April 24th every year - It's a national week of protests, media events, etc. at laboratories to stop testing and research on animals, with many opportunities for local campaigning.

As April 24th falls on a Sunday this year we are billing it as a fortnight.

In the UK, NAVS are billing the week at 24th - 30th April, whilst the Gateway to Hell campaign, a major new initiative from three grassroots anti-vivisection groups are starting with a major day of action on 16th April.

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Sunday
17th Apr.
Save the Newchurch Guinea Pigs : Every Sunday
Monday
18th Apr.

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Vegan Campaign Group for London

New Vegan Campaigning Group in London

If you are interested in helping to set up a group to promote veganism and to run vegan campaigns in the London area, you are welcome to attend a meeting to discuss these ideas on Monday April 18th, 7pm at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1.

Among the ideas to be discussed, it is envisaged the group will organise free vegan food fayres, hold information stalls and leafleting as well as helping to organise the annual London Vegan Festival, which takes place this year on September 25th, at Kensington Town Hall.

London Vegan Campaigners . [ email ]

Wednesday
20th Apr.

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23rd Apr

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72-hour hunger strike
Stop the Oxford Animal Lab

click for Event PrintView Joan Court is going on a 72 hour hunger strike, outside the site of the proposed animal research laboratory in South Parks Rd, Oxford, during World Week for Laboratory Animals.

Joan's courage and determination to continue fighting regardless should be an inspiration to all of us; she will be 86 years old this year, and has fought for the rights of both humans and non-humans alike throughout her life.

The purpose of her action is twofold - most importantly to continue keeping up very public pressure against Oxford University and its plans for new vivisection 'headquarters'. However, Joan is aware more than most that no campaign can be run on a wing and a prayer, and is hoping that her hunger strike will help raise much-needed funds for SPEAK to continue its vital campaign.

Full details at Event Web Site.

Speak Campaigns . Ph: 0845 330 7985 / 07957 588 253 . [ email ]

Wednesday
20th Apr.
Huntingdon Life Sciences : Every Wednesday
Wednesday
20th Apr.
National Institute of Medical Research : Every Wednesday
Wednesday
20th Apr.

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Live Exports - Dover 10th Anniversary

click for Event PrintView There is to be a commemorative demo at Dover Eastern docks to mark the 10th anniversary of the resumption of live animal exports from Dover, Kent.

Meet Dover Eastern Docks at 7pm.

Kent Action Against Live Exports (KALE) . Ph: Kale:01304 204688; Jane 07884 046703; Ian 07968 134489 . [ email ]

Wednesday
20th Apr.
Coventry Animal Alliance meeting : Third Wednesday of each month.
Thursday
21st Apr.
Stop the Oxford Animal Lab : Every Thursday
Thursday
21st Apr.
McDonalds Protest - Leicester Square : Every Thursday
Thursday
21st Apr.

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19:00

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Animal Experiments - Science or Fiction?

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Debate at Oxford Town Hall, chaired by Tony Benn

Professor Tipu Aziz, Neurosurgeon, Oxford University
Dr Simon Festing, Executive Director, RDS

Dr Jarrod Bailey, Science Director, Europeans for Medical Progress
Professor Claude Reiss, Science Consultant, Europeans for Medical Progress

Is animal experimentation essential for medical progress or a serious hazard to human health?

The importance of this issue for the future of medicine cannot be overstated.
Come to this important debate and find out why.

Full details at Event Web Site.

Europeans for Medical Progress . Ph: 020 8997 1265 . [ email ]

Friday
22nd Apr.

15:00
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Harlan World Day

Harlan UK aka Hillcrest, at Dodgeford Lane, Belton, Leicestershire suppliers of the beagles to the vivisection industry.

Come to meet the workers as they leave.

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Loughborough Animal Concern . Ph: 01509 415024 . [ email ]

Saturday
23rd Apr.

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Turtle Protection

click for Event PrintView End of the Petition to the European Parliament for the Protection of Turtles.

This is an online event. At that time, everyone who has subscribed the "NoTurtle" mailing list will be asked to send to the "NoTurtle" Post Box the signatures they have collected for the "Petition to the European Parliament for the Protection of Turtles." The NoTurtle staff will hand the signatures over to the European Parliament.

This petition asks for the prohibition on the importation of all the species of freshwater turtles to the European Union. Most of the turtles who survive the terrible shipping are abandoned in the wild, after their first years of life. From that moment on, they pose a serious threat to European species, such as the Emys orbicularis and the Mauremys leprosa turtles, which are disappearing very fast.

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NoTurtle.org . Ph: ++39 3487944577 (Milan) . [ email ]

Saturday
23rd Apr.

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11:00

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SWAT Street Theatre

click for Event PrintView Street Theatre / demo outside Wickham Laboratories, meeting in Wickham Square at 11am.

SWAT (Stop Wickham Animal Testing) . Ph: 0845 458 4673 . [ email ]

Saturday
23rd Apr.

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12:00

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Air Mauritius - Gateway to Hell

click for Event PrintView Demonstration outside Air Mauritius who fly thousands of monkeys to torture all around the world.

Meet 12noon at 49 Conduit Street, London W1S 2YS (or phone Air Mauritius on 020 7434 4375).

Co-ordinated by Stevenage Animal Rights, supporting `Gateway to Hell` campaign.

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Stevenage Animal Rights . Ph: 01438 220480 . [ email ]

Saturday
23rd Apr.
Coventry Against Greyhound Exploitation : Every Saturday
Sunday
24th Apr.

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World Day for Laboratory Animals

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A United Nations recognised day of international commemoration of the suffering of millions of laboratory animals. Organise an info stall in your town centre, wear a lock, include a minutes’ silence at Noon.

NAVS . Ph: 020 8846 9777 . [ email ]

Monday
25th Apr.
Vegan Magazine deadline : 25th of January, April, July and October
Wednesday
27th Apr.
London Vegans Meeting : Last Wednesday of each month, except December
Wednesday
27th Apr.

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19:30


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Gorillas V Guerrillas

click for Event PrintView A film and slide presentation on Mountain Gorillas in Africa and their protection

Grosevenor Hotel, Shaftesbury in Dorset on April 27th @19.30

Presented by Gearing up 4 Gorillas.

Full details at Event Web Site.

Cetacea Defence . [ email ]

Thursday
28th Apr.
Animal Rights Calendar : Print deadline at end of month
Thursday
28th Apr.

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13:30

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Save the Lynton Goats

click for Event PrintView Protest against Lynton Town Council's plans to cull around 100 of the wild goats, including nannys with kids, from the historic Valley of the Rocks.

The demo is being arranged to coincide with their full council meeting. The people responsible for the decision to massacre the goats will all be there - It is a great opportunity to let them know the level of opposition to the planned cull.

Meet outside Lynton Town Hall, in North Devon at 1.30pm.

Please bring along placards/banners. Goat costumes most welcome too!

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North Devon Animal Defence . Ph: 01271 812172 or 07981 639523 . [ email ]

Friday
29th Apr.
Home Office Picket against Vivisection : Last Friday each month, except December
Saturday
30th Apr.

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Viva!’s Incredible Veggie Roadshow - Edinburgh

click for Event PrintView To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Viva! is undertaking a series of roadshows to explode the myths about what veggies eat by letting people see and taste the real thing for themselves - absolutely free! We have enlisted the support of a raft of veggie food producers and there will be displays of Viva!'s work, talks and demonstrations and a range of Viva! merchandise on sale.

St George's West Church, 58 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh. 10am - 5pm.

Full details at Event Web Site.

Viva! Vegetarians International Voice for Animals . Ph: 0117 944 1000 F: 0117 924 4646 . [ email ]

Saturday
30th Apr.

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12:00


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Gateway to Hell - Cancelled

click for Event PrintView National March and Rally for World Week for Animals in Laboratories - Cancelled - see FullEventDetails below

The Gateway To Hell campaign is about shutting down the sickening trade in animals, captive-bred and wild-caught, that enter the UK every year through ports and airports only to end up in vivisection laboratories.



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Gateway to Hell Campaign . Ph: 0845 458 3528 . [ email ]

Saturday
30th Apr.

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13:00

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Movement for Compassionate Living

click for Event PrintView Members meeting and AGM in London.

Compassionate living is about making connections between the way we live and the way others suffer, between unnecessary industrial development and the destruction of the planet. It involves a commitment to work non-violently for change, promoting lifestyles that are possible for all the world's people, sustainable within the resources of the planet, environmentally friendly and free of all exploitation of animals and of people.


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Movement for Compassionate Living . Ph: 0845 458 4717 / 01639 841223 . [ email ]


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May 2005

Sunday
1st May.

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Stop the DEathFRA Badger Killers

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DEFRA Badger Cull expected to restart sometime in May in Cornwall, Devon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire.

The Coalition of Badger Action Groups (CBAG) takes non violent direct action against DEFRA's (formerly MAFF's) unscientific and cruel badger slaughtering program. We 'monitor' the killing areas and individuals take action to save badgers' (and other animals) lives.

Farming Life Story: Badger Cull Ruled Out ... For Now

Full details at Event Web Site.

Coalition of Badger Action Groups (CBAG) . Ph: 07817 858166 . [ email ]

Sunday
1st May.

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12:00

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Remembering Rusty

click for Event PrintView On May 2nd 2004, a greyhound called Rusty was discovered by a dog walker, whimpering in agony in a rubbish tip on Fochriw Mountain in the Rhymney Valley, South Wales. Rusty had been shot in the head with a captive-bolt pistol, and his ears had been hacked off (presumably, because they contained tattoos that could identify him).

Despite this appalling torture, Rusty was still alive - and wagging his tail - but his injuries were so extensive that he was later "put to sleep" by a vet.

At Caerphilly Magistrates Court on December 22nd, greyhound "executioner" Andrew Gough was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for torturing Rusty and banned from keeping animals for life. It emerged during the trial that Rusty's owner and trainer had handed him over to Gough to kill, after a toe injury had ended the greyhound's racing career.

On Sunday, May 1st this year, we will be holding a special Remembering Rusty ceremony at the place on Fochriw Mountain where he was found.

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Greyhound Action . Ph: 01562 745778 . Fax: 0870 138 3993 . [ email ]

Sunday
1st May.

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McLibel - Provincial film premier

click for Event PrintView Screening of the brand new version of McLibel, updated to cover Helen and Dave’s recent historic victory at the European Court of Human Rights followed by a talk by Animal Aid speaker Irene Willis with a Q&A session.

Friends Meeting House, 18 Dundonald Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. From 7pm - 10pm. Free entry for film and talk. There will be a retiring collection to help pay towards the costs of showing the film. Please give as generously as you can because any surplus funds raised will be used to help local animal sanctuaries. A cruelty-free supper (provided by The Happy Hamsters vegan catering) will be available before the film and Fairtrade refreshments will be available throughout the evening all at very reasonable prices. Space at the venue is extremely limited so you are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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Southend Animal Aid . Ph: 07092 120386 . [ email ]

Saturday
7th May.

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12:00

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Buddhist views on Animals and their Rights

Dr. Dharmavidya of the Amida Trust will be the main speaker at the AGM of Quaker Concern for Animals at 2 pm. in Friends' House, Euston Road, London. This is right opposite Euston Station.

Between 12 and 1 pm., QCA member and eminent animal rights campaigner Joan Court will give a talk on the Dying Seas, inspired by her voyage to Brazil on the Sea Shepherd marine conservation ship.

Quaker Concern for Animals . Ph: 0151-677-7680 . [ email ]

Saturday
14th May.

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Viva!’s Incredible Veggie Roadshow - Cardiff

click for Event PrintView To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Viva! is undertaking a series of roadshows to explode the myths about what veggies eat by letting people see and taste the real thing for themselves - absolutely free! We have enlisted the support of a raft of veggie food producers and there will be displays of Viva!'s work, talks and demonstrations and a range of Viva! merchandise on sale.

St David's Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff. 10am - 5pm.

Full details at Event Web Site.

Viva! Vegetarians International Voice for Animals . Ph: 0117 944 1000 F: 0117 924 4646 . [ email ]

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