From Voice of the Voiceless
Two animal research billboards spray-painted to give the other side of
the research debate
Two billboards from the pro-animal research group Foundation for
Biomedical Research were improved in recent weeks. The location of the first
was not reported. The second was in Portland, Oregon, and was altered to
promote the new anti-vivisection website
The photos say it all:
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Third pro-animal research billboard spray-painted
commenter on the previous article alerted me to this: a third pro-animal
research billboard has been targeted, this one in Seattle.
Puget Sound Anarchists posted this about the alteration (it is unclear
of this is a communique from the person or persons responsible):
The Rat/Her billboard near the University Bridge was attacked last Thursday.
An answer to the question 'Who would you rather see live?' was written to
read, 'Both, actually.'
uwkillsanimals.com, was also added due to the proximity of the sign near
the UW campus. The person responsible for this attack is in no way
affiliated with uwkillsanimals.com. This attack was done against the lies
that data from experimentation on animals can be extrapolated to humans.
Many tax and tuition dollars are being wasted to torture animals at the
University Of Washington.
Yesterday I (belatedly) reported on
two Foundation for Biomedical Research billboards (one in Portland, the
other unreported) which had been spray-painted to challenge the message that
animal research comes down to 'either a rat dies or your child dies'.
Undoubtedly, the FBR has come to regret their billboard PR campaign.
Overnight artists have turned it against them, and into free advertising for
Reportedly the Seattle billboard has since been taken
Check yesterday's post for the first two billboards, and see
the Seattle billboard below.
- Peter Young