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Philadelphia: World Week for Animals in Labs at Penn!
You and your dogs are invited to join local PETA supporters during World Week for Animals in Laboratories at a protest against cruel muscular dystrophy experiments on dogs. We will have water bowls and signs for your dogs also! When: Thursday, April 26, 11:45 am to 1 pm Where: Southwest corner of 34th and Walnut Contact: Marianne Bessey - (,[masked] Experimenters supported by the University of Pennsylvania are intentionally breeding dogs to develop crippling muscle diseases that make it difficult for them to walk, swallow, and eat. The experiments are occurring at Texas A&M University and funded by Penn and others. You can learn more, watch behind-the-scenes footage, and take action here: Dogs who are well-behaved and friendly towards others (humans and dogs) are encouraged to attend this demonstration as well to bark out against the cruelty inflicted on their distant relatives for useless, wasteful experiments that don't help anyone. Posters and leaflets will be provided. Note that reserved parking will not be available, and please be prepared for the weather. Outreach events are a fun and effective way to help animals as well as meet local advocates, so before you go, check out PETA's outreach tips [ ] and be sure to invite others. World Day for Animals in Laboratories was instituted in 1979 and has been a catalyst for the movement to end the suffering of animals in laboratories around the world and their replacement with advanced scientific non-animal techniques. The suffering of millions of animals all over the world is commemorated on every continent on April 24 each year, and the week surrounding it (known as World Week for Animals in Laboratories, or WWAIL).

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If we're at all serious about helping ensure a better future for animals, we have to start demanding much more from ourselves than we have previously. We have to dedicate ourselves to effective campaigning. We have to support local grass-roots struggles, both in the streets and with donations. We have to choose our targets strategically, with a mind to bottlenecks. In any case, we need to do more!

There are many, many opportunities in the Philadelphia area to "meet up" for animals. Ranging from regular demonstrations at local stores that sell animals to frequent outreach events on behalf of the animals confined in the Philly Zoo - the only thing missing is YOU! All of our events are peaceful, friendly, and legal. Our goal is to educate, not intimidate. Join our meetup - it's always free!

Note: We love to eat and socialize as much as anyone, but there are many groups in the area already dedicated to dining out, vegan potlucks, parties, etc. Our group is dedicated to increasing participation in various animal campaigns in the region and as such, will focus on events where those interested in helping animals will be able to do so.

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