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Welcome to the first newletter of 2016

Animal Justice Project’s Monkey Imports Campaign
 
Our petition to end cruel and futile malaria experiments on monkeys in Sweden continues gaining momentum, with over 35,000 compassionate people signing so far! We have already made progress with Karolinska Institute issuing a statement claiming that instead of using 120 monkeys, they will use 24. But this is 24 too many!

 
We have some exciting news coming up this Spring and in preparation for this we need to reach our target of 50,000! Please, sign and share the petition TODAY!
 
Adopt Don’t Buy!
 
In December we ran an online campaign urging people to remember that a companion animal is for life. Our #AdoptDontBuy hashtag reached over 9,500 people in the run up to Christmas.
Deadly Doses Update
 
As part of the  Deadly Doses  campaign, we encapsulated the absurdity of animal experiments by exposing two leading London universities – King’s College and Imperial College. We counted down to the New Year with a series of ‘Things you didn’t need to know this holiday season!’ graphics about animal experiments at these universities. Some of the absurd questions we found researchers to be asking were:
 
“Do rats prenatally exposed to nicotine suffer from ADHD?”
 
“Does Theophylline – a drug that has been used for more than 80 years in humans – inhibit coughs induced by cigarette smoke, chilli pepper, and citric acid in guinea pigs?”
 
“Do adult rats, who have been exposed to nicotine in the womb, develop anxiety?”
 
Our message was reached by almost 5,000 people – many of whom would have been left wondering when will researchers realise the absurdity of animal experiments!
 
Media Coverage
 
Our Scotland Coordinator, Flo, was in The Aberdeen Voice in December, talking about the powerful, award-winning documentary, Inside Fur. Animal Justice Project organised seven well-attended talks and screenings in six cities across the UK about the abhorrent trade.
 
Flo organised a film screening in Scotland and summed up her event as follows:
 
“December was the month of Animal Justice Project’s first event in Scotland, with our screening of Inside Fur. This film, which exposes the fur industry through the use of hidden cameras, was met with a lot of anger and upset from the people who viewed it at our event. There were discussions after the film had been screened about everyone’s differing views on the subject, opening up a number of debates and expanding people’s understanding of what they had seen in the film. As well as this, we were approached by people who had no idea of the cruelty involved in the process of fur production and who were grateful that they had been educated on the topic and were interested in coming along to future events. This was a very positive event and people I know are still discussing their opinions of it today.”
 
Animal Justice Project EVERYWHERE!
 
December was another busy month for us at events across the UK and mainland Europe!
 
We held info stands at Animal Aid’s Christmas Fayre in London and the Stafford Ethical Christmas Fair which was organised by our very own Midlands Coordinator, Charlotte!
 
Flo, our Scotland Coordinator, was very kindly offered a share of a table at VegFest Scotland with our friends from Humane Wildlife Solutions, thank you Kevin!
 
Our new ‘Freedom’ t-shirts have now made their way to Sweden thanks to Tino hosting a stand at Vegomassan  in Stockholm.
And finally, London Coordinator Elisa organised a fundraising Vegan Christmas Dinner night at Vegan Hippo which has helped to raise much needed funds for this year’s campaigns.
 
Animal Justice Project Merchandise!
 
Head over to our Online Shop to order a set of our brand new badges, just £5.00 including posting and packing!
 
All funds go directly to our campaigns!
 
Animal Justice Project have lots of things planned for 2016 and we face a busy year ahead. We’re a non-profit organisation and rely solely on donations and volunteers. Please continue to stand with us and keep sharing our campaigns for all of the non-human animals suffering, together we can keep up the fight.  We hope that we can count on you to support our work which we have planned for this exciting year ahead.