Animal Liberation Protest


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.”

Caged, injured and suffering


I took a number of photos today at Pitt Street Mall of a small and peaceful protest organised by Animal Liberation. The protest was designed to shock and quite a few people had a good look at the staged scene.

I had a brief conversation with Animal Liberation representative, Nicole Brown, who said they usually get a lot more attention and are surrounded by media during their protest but only when the protesters are naked or semi-naked. When it comes to actual issue reporting main stream media is not really interested.

When I returned to the site of the protest 20 minutes after this “cages, injured and suffering” photograph was taken, police asked nicely the protesters to “move along” which the group did.

Coincidently this evening all main media outlets carried the news about protesters at the Beijing Olympics “showing skin”.