Sunday, October 8, 2017

We shared the stories of animals in labs to thousands in the news last month! | Animal Justice Project

Dear Andrea

We've had a hugely busy and successful September! Not only did we work with local groups across the country to ensure almost every MAJOR university was covered during Freshers Week for our Campus Without Cruelty campaign, we also got three MAJOR pieces of coverage in the Mail Online, the Daily Mirror and the Bristol Post.

This work is only possible thanks to donations.

Please, please consider setting up a direct debit so we can continue this vital work for animals in laboratories. 
FRESHERS WEEK OUTREACH

Our team distributedover 100 Campus Without Cruelty Outreach Packs to students and groups nationwide. Packs included information on non-animal methods, reasons why ethically animal experiments should not take place on campus, stickers, vegan leaflets and more. Universities covered included University of Oxford, Edinburgh University, Imperial College London, Kings College London, Newcastle University, University of Cambridge, Leeds University and many more! There was even an outreach event as far as Dublin in Ireland.

To see just some of the images that flooded in during Freshers Week, click here
MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY

The Manchester Animal Justice Project team had a successful info stand at the University of Manchester's Freshers' Fair! In collaboration with the MUVVS (Manchester University Vegetarian and Vegan Society), we handed out leaflets, informed students of the experiments on campus, and received lots of interest from new student volunteers who signed up to this newsletter!


 
Myself (Claire) and members of Bristol Animal Save doing outreach at Bristol University
 
BRISTOL UNIVERSITY

I got busy with Bristol Animal Save to do outreach at one of our key targets - Bristol University! Earlier in September we exposed this university once again in the Bristol Post - this time to highlight that, after several years of refusing, the university finally released its animal experiment data. The figures come as no surprise to us, but the public will NOT be impressed that so many animals went under the knife last year. Including one cat.

 
BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY

Our South West Coordinator, Cecily, and Senior Researcher, Daisy, organised leafleting outreach around Brighton as part of Freshers Week campaign.

Together they met lots of Brighton University students and enlightened them about the animal experiments going on at the university. 

ORDER YOUR PACK!

Freshers Week is over but our Campus Without Cruelty Outreach Packs are still available to raise awareness and help move students away from using animals in their studies. Fill in the form and we will deliver the packs to you.
 

MEDIA WORK

We reached literally thousands in September when we exposed Bristol University in the Bristol Post (also student newspaper, Epigram) for using a staggering 26,990 animals (including the cat), and, as part of our Secret War campaign, a tripled number of monkeys at the notorious Porton Down warfare research centre in Wiltshire. 

Our story, that monkey use had risen from 45 to 115 was featured in the Daily Mirror, as well as the Mail Online.
 

OTHER EVENTS

Birmingham
Our Northern Coordinator, Jen, teamed up with Birmingham Vegans on 24th September 2017 for their first outreach event! We handed out lots of vegan leaflets and spoke to shoppers about animal experiments in and around Birmingham University.


Volunteers needed!
We are looking for volunteers in Birmingham for our first gazebo outreach event onSaturday 14th October. Click here for the Facebook event page.

On the day, our team will be distributing new leaflets about our #CampuswithoutCruelty campaign. Come along and learn about Animal Justice Project's important work, become a regular volunteer, join our newsletter or donate. The more people we have volunteering on the day, the more leaflets we can hand out to educate and bring awareness to the cruel experiments taking place at universities! Contact Jen at jen@animaljusticeproject.com. Join the Campus Without Cruelty Birmingham Facebook page here.


Manchester
On 30th September we were at the Manchester Vegan Festival selling merchandise, collect donations and getting more Manchester vegans involved in fighting against animal experiments at Manchester University! Join the Campus Without Cruelty Manchester Facebook page here
CALLING ALL RUNNERS!
Animal Justice Project desperately needs funds for campaigns like Campus Without Cruelty and to continue our important media work. If you would like to raise money and are interested in running, why not become an AJP Runner!
  1. Find a race – It could be your local Park Run or an upcoming marathon. Why not get a group of your mates and agree to run 10 miles around the park?
  2. Set yourself a goal – It’s a great idea to set yourself a fundraising goal. Do you want to raise £100 or perhaps you want to get a group of you to raise £500 together?
  3. Start fundraising – How you fundraise is up to you! We recommend using an online fundraising platform such as Just Giving but also feel free to use a printed sponsorship form (we can send you a template).
  4. Let us know – Once you’ve decided on the run let us know and we will send you your official AJP t-shirt to wear on the big day. We’ll also help promote your fundraising efforts on our website and through social media. Contact our Fundraising Officer, Ruby, at ruby@animaljusticeproject.com.

DONATE!

Animal Justice Project is an entirely non-profit organisation run by volunteers, and we rely on donations from supporters like yourself to carry out campaigns for animals in laboratories. Please click here to donate to this important work. 

On behalf of laboratory animals everywhere, thank you.
 


Claire Palmer
International Director

Animal Justice Project

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