On February 4th 2012, the University of Florida orchestrated the arrests of Lisa Grossman and Camille Marino during an energetic protest at their formal alumni celebration, Gator Gala. It is important to note that none of the other 30 activists present were isolated by police. This is because since winning our lawsuit on December 30th 2011, we have systematically exposed the horrors to which they subject innocent monkeys. Throughout January 2012 we realized quantifiable gains weekly, initiated a global campaign against UF, damaging their reputation and funding on countless fronts. Our staged arrests were a blatant attempt to shut down NIO Florida and stop the bleeding.
Unfortunately for them, while Marino has remained incarcerated since February 4th, an angry, mobilized community of activists have come together to intensify the pressure on UF. Over the past 2 weeks our Boycott the University of Florida Campaign has gained 12,000 supporters. Please sign the growing petition <a title=”boycott UF petition” here.
From jail, Camille is urging everyone to support her by focusing their attention on the monkeys imprisoned at UF. Every activist must commit to stop enrollment at UF until the monkeys are liberated and primate experimentation is banned. We need every activist in the states and abroad to intervene. Explain to prospective college students and their families that if they apply to the University of Florida, they will be complicit in funding heinous monkey torture. We need to understand that if we as a global community focus our energy on boycotting this one university, we can shut them down if they refuse to stop animal experimentation. Our success here will prove to have devastating consequences for the vivisection industry in every university throughout this country.
Animal liberation will be achieved when the detriments of animal abuse outweigh the benefits.
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