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DOGS HOME FACING PROTEST OVER IAMS
Manchester Dogs Home (MDH) has failed to respond to requests from Uncaged Campaigns and many of our supporters who have urged MDH to remove vivisecting pet food company IAMS as sponsors of the 12th Annual Sponsored Dog Walk in aid of the Home, due to take place on Sunday 12 May 2002 between 10am and 4pm at Debdale Park, Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester.
IAMS has been supporting and participating in hundreds of laboratory experiments performed on cats and dogs at several North American universities. Many of the experiments, involving, for example:
clearly caused suffering and were sometimes lethal. Research has also
Uncaged Campaigns has written to MDH on three occasions over the last six months, and supplied MDH with evidence of IAMS gruesome experiments on dogs and other animals (see www.uncaged.co.uk/iams.htm). MDH has not replied to any of our correspondence and has maintained its relationship with IAMS & P&G. Now, unless MDH comes to its senses at the last minute, Uncaged Campaigns have been left with no choice but to stage an educational protest at IAMS' sponsorship of the MDH Dog Walk this forthcoming Sunday.
Dan Lyons, director of Uncaged Campaigns, explains the purpose of the
The educational protest, with banners, animal costumes, petitions, leaflets and evidence of IAMS' cruelty, will take place from 10am to 2pm at the event on Sunday 12 May 2002. If you would like to come along and educate the dog walkers about IAMS and P&G's vivisection practices, please ensure you contact Uncaged Campaigns on 0114 283 1155 or, during the weekend, 07799 117694, to check the protest is still on.
Uncaged Campaigns 09.05.02