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Date(s) - 03/03/2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Goodman Community Center

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Saturday, March 3, 2018
Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison
5:00 – 8:00 pm – Book talk by Rick Bogle at 6 pm

Twenty years ago records from UW Madison’s Primate Research Center were leaked to the Alliance for Animals. They demonstrated that the university had violated its repeated promise to the County not to use the monkeys housed at the Henry Vilas Zoo in any harmful experiments.

Over an 8-year period the university had secretly broken its promise hundreds of times. On March 5, 1998 the university violated its promise one final time and shipped the monkeys to Tulane University’s primate research center where they were used in cruel and fatal experiments.

The Alliance for Animals led the efforts to keep the monkeys safe, either at the zoo or in a sanctuary, by raising awareness and money to cover costs to relocate and care for them. Madison school children raised money to “Save the Monkeys.” First lady Sue Ann Thompson, wife of then-Governor Tommy Thompson, appeared in a public service announcement urging the county to keep the monkeys safe in Madison. Dane County Supervisors rallied in favor of the monkeys. All were met with deaf ears.

The Alliance for Animals will present a multi-media event chronicling the months, weeks, days, and hours leading up to the final act of indecency and abandonment of the 144 monkeys who lived for years in a familial setting at the round house at the Vilas Zoo.

The UW’s history of lies, law-breaking, and secrecy surrounding its use of animals will be discussed by Madison activist and author Rick Bogle, whose book “We All Operate in the Same Way”: The Use of Animals at the University of Wisconsin Madison exposes the dark and hidden reality at our nation’s animal labs.

Please join us and hear from others who remember the dark days of 1998 which should never be forgotten. Or come and share your own memories of the Vilas Zoo monkeys.

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison
5:00 – 8:00 pm – Book talk by Rick Bogle at 6:00 pm
Light refreshments will be provided.
This is a free event, however donations to the Alliance for Animals are always appreciated.