Book Launch - Leo escapes from the lab

Please join us for drinks and canapés to celebrate

Tuesday 15th April
6.30 – 7.30pm
Cornish Arms Hotel – upstairs function room
163A Sydney Road, Brunswick
Complimentary canapés. Drinks at bar prices

Please RSVP for catering purposes.

For most animals unfortunate enough to be designated as mere ‘tools for research’ their only escape from the laboratory is an injection of lethabarb. For one lucky cat however, a very different fate lay ahead…

Leo is an ex-laboratory cat who has found a forever home. He has won the heart of many and serves as an ambassador for all those animals remaining in laboratories around Australia.

Whilst around 6-7 million animals are used in Australia for research purposes every year, Leo provides a face to those statistics.

Leo already has his own
Facebook page and plush toy Leo's are available for sale through HRA.

We are now taking his plight further afield to let younger audiences become aware of the unethical use of animals in research.

Written by Helen Marston and beautifully illustrated by Alex Jasinski  who has truly captured the essence of each of the characters, “Leo escapes from the lab” tells the story of Leo, his little sidekick Alfie, his big brother Rocky and the human characters he has met along his journey. Needless to say, “Leo escapes from the lab” is a true story and the characters are all real!

Now available from Humane Research Australia at

All profits raised from the sale of the books will go toward HRA's work to end animal experiments.

For more details (and RSVP), please contact:  or (03) 8823 5704

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