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Saturday 1st : New Year's Day Anti-Hunt Demos

Contact your local group via:
Hunt Saboteurs Association, P O Box 5254, Northampton, NN1 3ZA
Ph: 0845 450 0727
Email: info@huntsabs.org.uk
Website: http://www.huntsabs.org.uk/

League Against Cruel Sports, Sparling House, 83-87 Union Street, London , SE1 1SG
Ph: 020 7403 6155 . Fax: 020 7403 4532
Email: info@league.uk.com
Website http://www.league.uk.com/


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Month of rememberance for animal activists.

    Tuesday 1st for Jill Phipps

    Sunday 6th for Vicki Moore

    Wednesday 9th for Mike Hill

Saturday 5th : Jill Phipps Memorial Event

Tuesday 1st will be the 10th anniversary of the tragic death of the dedicated animal rights activist, Jill Phipps. As most people will be aware Jill campaigned tirelessly for animals in Coventry (her home town) and across the country. It was was whilst protesting against live exports at Coventry Airport that she died under the wheels of an export lorry.

Plans are underway for a major national event to take place in Coventry City Centre on the Saturday - ideas being considered include a march, rally with celebrity speakers, indoor stalls, workshops and a benefit/social in the evening. 1,000 compassionate people attended Jills funeral and it is hoped that this event will once again bring together those with compassion from around the country. Please make a note in your diary now and make sure you keep this date free.

If you would like more information, to offer help or get involved with plans for the event, please get in touch.
Coventry Animal Alliance, PO Box 3605, Coventry CV1 3WS
Email: coventry_animal_alliance@yahoo.co.uk

T.B.C ? Tues 22nd ? Waterloo Cup

Let Down By Labour ... Again?
If so look out for details of demonstration against Hare Coursing at Altcar, near Formby, Merseyside.

North West Hunt Saboteurs Association
PO Box 239, Manchester, M14 7XB
Ph: 07960 038230
Email: info@nwhsa.org.uk
Website: http://www.nwhsa.org.uk/

See also:
League Against Cruel Sports
Phone Lucy: 020 7089 5216
Email: lucy.westmore@league.uk.com
Website: http://www.league.uk.com/campaigns/protests_and_demos/waterloo_cup/waterloo_cup.htm
FAACE (Fight Against Animal Cruelty in Europe)
Ph: 01704 535922
Email: action@faace.co.uk
Website: http://www.faace.co.uk/

Previous year's details, maps etc here.

MARCH 2005

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All month : Veggie Month

Contact Becky at Animal Aid on 01732 364546 ext 29
Email: becky@animalaid.co.uk


Saturday 5th : T.B.C. : Ecology and Animal Welfare Bazaar

Possible repeat of event held at this time in 2004
Organiser: Marion Garnett: 020 8567 6739 / 01286 861846

Sunday 6th : T.B.C. : Crufts Dog Show - Iams Protest

Possible repeat of event held at this time in 2004
Contact Max Newton on 0114 272 2220 or email info@uncaged.co.uk
Website: http://www.uncaged.co.uk/iams.htm.

Saturday 12th : T.B.C. : World Day of Action Against Seal Hunting ?


In previous years organizations around the world have demonstrated at government offices, embassies, and tourist offices.
No national UK event, but you can arrange a demo in your city, write letters to government officials, or hand out leaflets on a busy street.
We have been able to find no further information on this event, this year. If you know anything please send feedback.

Approx 20th : Covance Campaign

Rememberance for 64 beagles from Harlan killed for a single experiment on this day in 2000.

This will have been just one of the experiments running at the time, perhaps hundreds more trials will have been on-going for clients, involving rabbits, rodents, fish, cattle and of course more dogs. We commemorate ONE experiment but ask campaigners to remember that this is just the tip of the iceberg and on the 20th of March we'll stand for the millions across the globe whose suffering is hidden within windowless sound proofed vivisection labs and protected by worthless rules invented by oafs, popularly known as 'the law'.


Covance Lab Gates are at Otley Road, Harrogate [map]

Covance Campaign
c/o The Bear Cafe, 29 Rochdale Road, Todmorden, Lancs OL14 7LA
Phone: : 07960 992824 / 07949 349630
Email: info@covancecampaign.com
Website: http://www.covancecampaign.com/news/02134dogs.htm


Covance at Harlan

Harlan UK aka Hillcrest, at Dodgeford Lane, Belton, Leicestershire [map], are the supplier of the beagles refered to above.
Loughborough Animal Concern: 01509 415024

APRIL 2005

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All Month : Animals in Laboratories Month

Opportunities for local campaigning.
Find your local group from the Animal Contacts Directory to support activities in your area.

National Anti-Vivisection Society
261 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 9PE
Phone: 020 8846 9777
Email: info@navs.org.uk. Website: http://www.navs.org.uk/.

Send your event details for the Animal Rights Calendar.

Possibly Saturday 2nd : Grand National ?

The Grand National brings shame on Britain as a nation of 'animal lovers' - since 1997, the three day meet at Aintree has claimed the lives of 29 horses. Please join Animal Aid in the campaign to ban the Grand National.

Animal Aid, The Old Chapel, Bradford Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1AW.
Ph: Becky on 01732 364546
Email: becky@animalaid.co.uk
Website: http://www.animalaid.org.uk/racing/index.htm

Sunday 3rd : Remember Tom Worby

Rememberance of Tom Worby, killed by Cambridgeshire Foxhunts.
HSA: 0845 450 0727

Monday 4th : CavyRescue -World Rat Day

Small Animal Shelter invites rat lovers to celebrate World Rat Day - a day dedicated to celebrating these wonderful companions!

Website: http://www.cavyrescue.co.uk/

Easter Monday : Zoo Awareness Day

Click for details


Bank holiday campaigns and actions to highlight animal suffering in zoos.
Protest outside your nearest zoo, hold information stalls, etc.


    Contact CAPS to see if there is a protest planned at a zoo near you

    Organise your own protest at a zoo - we can help you

    Order campaign materials from CAPS

    Hold an information stall in your town

    Write letters to local newspapers asking people not to visit zoos

Protests were held at the following zoos last year:

    Blackpool Zoo. Contact: 07746 319 6554

    Flamingoland, Kirby Misperton, N Yorkshire (between Pickering and Malton). Contact: Diane: 07939 884085

    South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria. Contact Peter: 07766 590918

    Banham Zoo, Norwich. Contact NARC: 07788 404 074 or email norfolkarc@yahoo.co.uk

    Whipsnape Wild Animal Park, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Contact: 07815 794 224 or email littleritchie15@hotmail.com or call 0771 991 7906

    London Zoo, Regents Park - Meet Camden Town tube, or London Zoo entrance, North side of Regents Park . [Map]
    Contact London Animal Action (LAA): 0845 458 4775 for details.

    Dartmoor Wildlife Park, Sparkwell, Devon. Email Julie at bigtrouble@eurobell.co.uk or call 07760 284 599.

    Bristol Zoo. Contact: 07745 576 725

    Newquay Zoo, Cornwall. Contact: Tracee: 01209 831059 / 07766 743102 or tracee@animalmanumission.org.uk

If you can help with other zoos, please contact CAPS.


Captive Animals' Protection Society, PO Box 573, Preston, PR1 9WW
Ph: 0845 330 3911
E-mail: info@captiveanimals.org
Website: http://www.captiveanimals.org/zoos/nzad.htm

Monday 18th - Sunday 24th : World Week for Animals in Laboratories

Lab Animal Week

World Day for Animals in Laboratories falls on April 24th every year, is recognised by the United Nations, and is marked by anti-vivisectionists all over the globe. The date is the birthday of former NAVS President Lord Dowding. Whatever your commitments for the rest of the year, please spare some time during World Lab Animal Week.

Find your local group from the Animal Contacts Directory to support activities in your area.

Submit your World Day events to the Animal Rights Calendar : click for feedback form

National Anti Vivisection Society: 020 8846 9777
Website: http://www.navs.org.uk/news/campaigns/lab_animal_week.htm

The Animal Rights Calendar is compiled by Veggies to co-ordinates animal rights campaign events throughout the UK.

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