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Rome: 10,000 Protest Against Vivisection

September 26, 2010

As translated from Rome Chronicle

(Please note that electronic translations are imperfect, and at the risk of sacrificing understanding and the authenticity of the original content, I opted not to translate the translation. The pictures and images, however, are unambiguous.)

Pets in a square in Rome to protest against vivisection directive adopted by Parliament on 8 September, which in fact confirms the possibility of using animals for scientific research, expanding the rule with the option to use for this purpose also strays. The slogan of the event “Green Hill to close and all the herds of animals to laboratories’ refers to the name of Green Hill, the Italian company that breeds beagles for Brescia to laboratories for scientific research. In Naples activists took to the streets, led by animal Adda, Association for animal rights.

Against Vivisection JONES AND MARTINI
And after the deployment of the Minister Brambilla for animals in the square also Undersecretary Francesca Martini Health has taken a stand against vivisection: “If I had been to Brussels without a doubt I would have voted against the Directive as approved. I reiterate my commitment – he added – to promote all alternative methods to animal experimentation, I stress that the aim should be to arrive to take it outside.”

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“Passed a law ITALIAN”
The initiative was launched by the autonomous coordination, formed by activists and associations, “Stop Green Hill.” The parade started at 15 Piazza della Repubblica and the event is also joining the Lav which has been fighting for time for Italy, now, pass a national law that can not be scratched by the European Directive and that in any case, between two years when we will be working on national implementation of the Directive, do so in a more restrictive, to give some hope to 12 million animals die every year in European laboratories. For example, introducing a national ban on the use of dogs and cats that had been allowed by the previous European directive of 1986, but banned in Italy by Law 281/91 and Legislative Decree 116/92.

Around 12 on Saturday morning some animal rights activists ‘110% ‘made a raid on the Green Hill of Montichiari in Brescia, a company that breeds beagle dogs for vivisection. Activists have attacked more than 50 posters stickers against vivisection on the walls, windows and gates of the company. Then, the militants have freed a dozen crows and magpies trapped in a huge cage positioned within a field. Have taken place on the police who identified the militants. All this while you are in Rome from 15 national demonstration of animal rights movements to protest against vivisection directive adopted by Parliament on 8 September, which in fact confirms the possibility of using animals for scientific research, extending even – allegedly by animal rights – the rule with the option to use for this purpose also strays.

All photos, except for Loredana’s, courtesy of Roma Corriere. Please visit Roma Corriere to view additional images from the protest.  Loredana’s as taken from Facebook HERE.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2010 11:16 pm

    this is great shit……


    • September 26, 2010 11:20 pm

      I completely agree, it’s a great gesture of solidarity. And as Judy so aptly put, when the Italians have a protest, they have a PROTEST.


  2. LoVegan permalink
    September 27, 2010 2:11 pm

    I was there Stacey, I saw with my own eyes. The biggest demo ever seen in Europe agaist vivisection! We were expecting, optimistically, 4,000 people…and we were 10,000! Our media IGNORED us, despite the support we got from the Minister Brambilla and many celebrities. We were there though, some people from Rome but the vast majority from other Regions. I spent 20 hours on a bus, no sleep for 2 days, but I would repeat the experience even now. 10000 persons to say NO COMPROMISE, labs must close down. NOW! Thank you very much for this article, I share and send you all my love. Until every cage is empty, we will fight!


  3. Debbie Eggert permalink
    September 27, 2010 4:18 pm

    These graphics are horrifying and reality… Europe has the same issues we all do. Bless those that stand up for the voiceless. You are not alone. From a thankful American, keep up the good work and speak out. One World United.


  4. September 27, 2010 5:41 pm

    go Italy !!! I want New Yorkers to be as Strong !


  5. Hubert permalink
    September 28, 2010 2:48 am

    Way the go Italy! congrats, 10’000 people for demo is really huuuge number


  6. den permalink
    September 29, 2010 3:10 pm

    Wow, go Italians. Until all are free


  7. October 4, 2010 5:06 am

    Go Rome!! We used to get that many over here in the UK once upon a time but we struggle to get 500 now. However there are good things happening behind the scenes over here…..

    In solidarity!!


  8. October 4, 2010 5:51 pm

    Hey YOU Guys!

    well FB suspended my Account-but as u know i will never ever give up, i only came here to say RESPECT to wonderfull Italy and espec. People like Lo and YOU dear Stacey, i hope u are ok, feel free to contact me at absolutelly ANY Time, ONE LOVE, 4ever


    • LoVegan permalink
      October 5, 2010 6:28 am

      Oh no Therry!! Please hun, come back soon ! We need you, mostly animals need you! All my Vegan Love to my wonderful friend and warrior, ONE love xox



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