Animal Rights Activists Protest University of Washington's Planned Animal Testing Lab
Breaking news: Two protesters have planted themselves on top of an excavator to protest the construction of a new lab at the University of Washington that plans to conduct animal testing. One of the protesters is chained to the machinery, hoping to slow the project’s progress for as long as possible. The protesters belong to a larger group of activists, united under the rallying cry “No New Animal Lab,” who have been carrying out demonstrations and marches against the construction of the lab for the past few weeks. The new $124 million animal lab, which is being built next to Foege Hall off Northeast Pacific Street, will consolidate the University’s animal testing into one state-of-the-art facility. While Dave Anderson, executive director of UW’s Health Sciences Administration, maintains that animal testing is necessary to see how medical applications play out on “another complex biologic system,” protesters say there are ways to do medical research without experimenting on animals.
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