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Animal Liberation protest outside the ANZLAA (Australian and New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association) conference. Thursday 4th, September, Outside the Grace Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney
‘Bloody scientists’ symbolically hold scythes around the necks of both a ‘rabbit’ and a person to signify the needless deaths caused through animal research to both humans and animals.
Animal Liberation spokesperson Emma Hurst says, “There is plenty of evidence that data extrapolated from animal experiments can prove misleading or even fatal when applied to humans. 70,000 adverse drug reactions were reported in Australia in 2006. It is unethical to continue with methods that exhaust precious research funding, waste valuable time, and delay progress toward genuine human cures.”