HSUS recently broke an undercover story about dental experiments on dogs in the Georgia Regents University research laboratories. Primates, mice and other animals are also suffering and dying under horrific conditions at this facility.
The story is getting a lot of national press and creating widespread outrage. This is exciting as it is helping to bring the plight of animals used for vivisection into the mainstream public consciousness.
(Though this event is outside SC, it is only an hour's drive away from Columbia)
This is a grassroots group for animal activists in South Carolina!
The group will encourage compassion and protection for all Earthlings regardless of species- through public education, direct action, and collaboration with other local and regional organizations.
Issues this group will work on may include: bear baying (and other animal baiting events), animal circuses and other animal "entertainment" industries, feral cats, chained dogs, puppy mills, canned hunts, carriage horses, vivisection (animal experimentation), fur farmed animals/factory farming and vegan outreach, cruelty-free living.
Activities may include: educational tabling, lobbying, peaceful demonstrations, vegan outreach events (food sampling, leafleting) pay-per-view video events, volunteer days with animal sanctuaries, documentary showings, fundraisers and joint events with other groups.
You do not need to have any experience in activism to join!
You also do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to join, but there will be much information and support available to anyone interested in transitioning to a healthier and compassionate diet through this group and our sister group, Columbia Veg.