Washington University Protective Services did not send this memo to the medical center.Westerhouse adds that she first heard about it from our blog post (below). The source who forwarded us the document also got back to us, insisting that a family member who works at the medical center did receive it in their mailbox. Hmm.
Every precaution should be taken to make your animals 'presentable.' This should include replacing bandages often, ensuring animals have adequate food and water, and employing heavy security where there are animals in a post-op stage or animals with visible evidence of surgery or implants. Take extra steps to maintain all Animal Welfare Act standards. [emphasis in the original]This weekend's conference -- entitled "Free The Animals - Effective Action Against Vivisection" -- begins Thursday at a Holiday Inn in south county. The program includes lectures entitled, "We Know Where You Sleep at Night: Investigating Animal Abusers," and "Investigating Animal Labs -- Getting the Dirt on Animal Abusing Criminals," as well as "A Case for Nonviolence."
travel the country urging activists to commit crimes in the name of animal rights. Their appearances are often followed by eco-terrorist activity. This makes the period of Thursday through Monday extremely sensitive. We will be working with local and federal law enforcement to pursue Animal Enterprise Terrorism charges against anyone trespassing in research buildings."Oh, and according to the memo: "Intruders will often employ disguises, so ask questions of any couriers, delivery persons, etc."
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