World Week for Animals in Laboratories 1F

As you may already be aware, April 21-29, 2012 marks the annual World Week for Animals in Laboratories. The week aims to highlight the plight of more than a hundred million animals who continue to suffer unethical, inhumane & unnecessary experimentation in research laboratories across the world. Our latest available statistics indicate that over 6.5 million animals were used for research in Australian laboratories, an increase in numbers from the previous year.

We’re calling on you to help us make a difference!

We’re urging our members & supporters to take action during the week of WWAIL, following is a list of the events you can attend & actions you can take to help end the suffering of animals in laboratories.



  • Australia wide, 12 pm Tuesday 24th April: UN Day for animal in laboratories. Lush stores across the globe will be asking customers to sign their store windows as a live petition at midday on the day. See to find your local store.
  • Melbourne, 12 pm Thursday 26th April: Federation Square will set the stage for a protest by the newly formed group ‘Ladies & Gentlemen for Liberty’ opposed to animal experimentation in Australia. The group will be dressed in black, white lilies in hand, and will erect a large black cross to symbolise the millions of animals whose lives are lost due to unnecessary scientific research each year. After the vigil the group will walk to Bourke St Mall to distribute information & collect petition signatures. Lyndel Thomas is the organiser of this event, she can be contacted at
  • Melbourne, Choose Cruelty Free will be leafleting outside Lush Cosmetics Swanston St store at various times during the week.  For more information please contact CCF on 0408 368 645.
  • Melbourne, 12 pm Saturday 28th April: Fed Square is the venue for the WEEAC Rally to raise awareness about animal experimentation.
  • Brisbane, 11.00 pm – 12.30 pm Saturday 28th April: King George Square is the location of the Brisbane rally to commemorate WWAIL. Please get along to support this important event if you’re in Brisbane. Demonstrators will be distributing information & collecting petition signatures. For further details please contact


Take Action:

  • Download the Be Cruelty Free petition

    Be Cruelty Free petition Be Cruelty Free petition (996KB)

  • Write to or email Tony Burke, Federal Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities and demand an immediate ban on the importation of primates for research purposes

The Hon. Tony Burke, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House,
Canberra ACT 2600


  • Write to or email Tanya Plibersek, Federal Minister for Health, and ask her why Australia has not made a genuine commitment to replace animals in research and invest in humane & more scientifically valid alternatives. Remember – as a tax payer your dollars are being used to fund unethical, cruel & unnecessary scientific research.

The Hon. Tanya Plibersek
Minister for Health
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

  • Write, email or make an appointment to visit your local MP.

  • Send a letter to the editor of your local newspaper & the major daily newspaper in your city.
  • Call talk back radio and voice your concerns.
  • Help us promote the week via your Facebook or Twitter accounts - @HRAust -
  • If you’re not already a member or monthly donor, join us today!  You’re valued financial contribution will allow us the continue the fight to end the suffering of millions of Australian animals that currently endure miserable lives in our laboratories or are killed unnecessary in the name of antiquated scientific progress. Secure on-line processing is now available on our website, please visit

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