Candlelit Procession for the millions of animals tortured in EU labs
New figures that show animal tests rising across Europe highlight the
grave importance of Uncaged's procession to mark International
Animal Rights Day in London on Sunday 9 December (details below).
To save the 12 million animals who are sacrificed in barbaric experiments
across Europe every year, Uncaged is building a more powerful international
movement for animal rights.
There is huge potential support for animal rights among the public.
The case for animal rights is logically and emotionally irresistible.
In contrast, animal abuse is based on habit, ignorance and prejudice.
Uncaged recognises that it is more important than ever to harness public
sympathy to our cause.
Dr Dan Lyons, Uncaged Campaigns Director, comments:
"The latest EU vivisection figures are absolutely appalling,
and they show why we must redouble our efforts to make sure animals' rights
are enshrined in law. Without the clear legal protection of rights,
animals will remain vulnerable to the most horrific forms of cruelty.
"Animal rights will only become a reality with widespread public support.
Uncaged's positive and authoritative approach is refocusing the
debate on to the compelling ethical issues that will inspire greater
commitment to animal rights.
"We're urging everyone who shares our vision of animal
rights to join our unique and dignified candlelit procession in London
on 9 December, or organise their own local candlelit vigil to commemorate
International Animal Rights Day. If decent and compassionate people
unite we will win the public debate and turn the ideal of animal rights
International Animal Rights Day Candlelit Procession
Sunday 9 December 2007 - Central London
- Please bring candles and lanterns!
- Meet from 2.30pm on Sunday 9th December
at Lincoln's Inn Fields in Holborn, Central London (WC2). Click here for
a map for Lincoln's Inn Fields.
- The nearest Tube stops are Holborn and Chancery Lane.
- There will be an IARD video on a 5m x 3m mobile Big TV screen, followed by speeches and video messages
of support from animal rights groups around the world.
- At 4pm the procession will set off through Central London to finish by the Houses of Parliament (by approx 5.30pm).
- We do not have permission to have extra
placards and banners, nor loud-hailers, drums etc., so please do not
bring any. It will be dark so they won't be seen well anyway,
and the Big TV at the rear of the procession will be a very powerful
tool for publicising our animal rights message.
- At 4pm the procession will set off through
Central London to finish just past the Houses of Parliament (by approx
- Check the Uncaged website (www.uncaged.co.uk/iard.htm)
for news and updates on this event.
Uncaged Campaigns 13.11.07