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LAW to Participate in UofT Anti-Vivisection Week

On Wednesday Aprll 21, 2010 the University of Toronto student group Students Against Climate Change will be hosting a series of lectures and a discussion on animal practices in science. The event is part of World Week for Animals in Laboratories and is one in a series of screenings and events in and around the University of Toronto campus.

The event will be taking place from 7-9PM at Hart House Music Room, 2nd floor, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto and is free and open to the public.

Nick Wright, a lawyer and a founding director of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) will be speaking on the legal status of animals, how animal laws apply to science and the legal rights of students who decide not to use animals in the course of their studies.

Dr. David Sztybel, who received his doctorate from the University of Toronto in the area of animal rights ethics, is the author of several publications on the topic. He will give a presentation on the ethical arguments against the use of animals in science.

Tracy Tiefenbach, doctoral candidate in biochemistry and biomedical science at McMaster University, will give a presentation on the scientific arguments against the use of animals in science, as well as providing an overview of humane alternatives currently available.

A discussion will follow. For more information see the event facebook page.

Video from the event is now available on YouTube at THIS LINK.

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) is made up of legal practitioners and volunteers across Canada. It is an incorporated Registered Charity (#80399 7212 RR0001) dedicated to advancing public knowledge of animal practices and preventing the abuse and killing of animals through the enforcement of existing laws.

Tax deductable donations can be made on the website using credit card or PayPal at: or by contacting the organization to make alternative arrangements.