[monkeywire] INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE DAY, 1 SEPTEMBER, 2005
stephaniesheffield at ad-international.org
Thu Sep 1 04:36:36 EDT 2005
INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE DAY, 1 SEPTEMBER, 2005
As part of ADI's 'My Mate's a Primate' (www.mymatesaprimate.org) campaign,
which covers the issues of the use of primates in experiments, as meat
(bushmeat), as pets, and in entertainment, we have instituted a new
international day for primates.
This first international day, on 1 September 2005, will ask people to name
their 'Prime Mate'. It is a deliberately friendly approach, which reminds
people that these are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and
details can be seen on www.primateday.org
We are asking people to send their special friends a 'prime mate valentine's
We will also list the worldwide groups who have endorsed the Berlin
Declaration seeking an end to the use of primates in experiments.
We'll be including support for the Declaration on Great Apes which we hope
to see agreed at the GRASP conference in Kinshasa.
and to follow up with postcards to governments on the four key issues:
* primates used in the meat trade (bushmeat)
* primates used in entertainment
* primates as pets
* primates used in experiments
Please support this campaign by asking people to hit the www.primateday.org
website, and send an email PRIME MATE VALENTINE CARD TO THEIR FRIENDS.
Animal Defenders International
261 Goldhawk Road
London W12 9PE, United Kingdom.
tel. +44 (0)20 8846 9777
fax. +44 (0)20 8846 9712
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