Barbi Twins to Lead September 28th Rally Against UCLA Animal Research
World-Famous Models Shine Spotlight on Animal Cruelty
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - The world's most-photographed twin sister
models, The Barbi Twins, will lead a rally against animal experimentation
at UCLA this Friday. The Barbi Twins will be available to media at the
rally for photos and interviews.
What: Barbi Twins Rally Against UCLA Vivisection.
When: Friday, September 28th, 1 - 3 pm
Where: UCLA - Corner of Le Conte and Westwood Blvd.
Why: Cover models for two record-breaking editions of Playboy, The Barbi
Twins are shining their spotlight on UCLA in part because of UCLA's primate
experiments. "Primate experimentation in the U.S. is out of control," said
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) President Chris DeRose. "At least 56,000
primates are imprisoned in U.S. laboratories. Sanctuaries around the
country are ready to receive these poor victims, to allow them to live out
their remaining years in dignity. UCLA must get with the times, close their
primate research facilities, and work with us to retire these animals to
Shane Barbi notes: "An animal who has a brain and a spine has the ability
to feel pain, and to suffer from that pain. At that point, I believe our
'right' to experiment upon them ends, and their rights begin." Sia Barbi
adds: "Animal experimentation is a bad message for kids. As long as we
cannot respect those beyond our race, religion, or species, we will always
have prejudice and war."
LCA has exposed cruel experiments at UCLA for over 20 years. Many primates
at UCLA are used in brain-mapping experiments. Recording cylinders are
attached to their skulls, eye coils implanted, electrodes forced into the
brain. Primates at UCLA are often confined to restraint chairs and have
been deprived of water for extended periods of time, as much as 22 hours
per day. UCLA records have also shown that some of the primates have become
self-destructive, repeatedly injuring themselves. This indicates that their
psychological needs are not being met, as required by law.
Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is a national animal rights organization
based in Los Angeles. Founded and led by animal expert, author, and actor
Chris DeRose, LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting
investigations that expose animal cruelty.
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