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Lovelace: Your actions are still needed!

August 1, 2011

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OPERATION: AGITATE TO LIBERATE, 300 DAYS OF HELL FOR LOVELACE | FROM Win Animal Rights/WAR (need Facebook account to view event).

Please send emails, faxes, and/or call directly the contacts of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute demanding they stop slaughtering animals.   This is a reblog of the initial action published mid- July. You may use the below Sample Letter, but if you do not, please remember to include SAEN and WAR contact details with your message, thank you.  Email block and individual details included.


On July 19, 2011, SAEN & WAR Launched a Joint Campaign Operation: Agitate to Liberate 2011 to save the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Lab Animals.  On August 1, 2011, SAEN & WAR call for 300 Days of Hell for Lovelace in response to the killing of 300 monkeys by Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute.

Recently a whistleblower contacted SAEN revealing that Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI), as a result of financial  reverses, had plans to exterminate 300 monkeys and a colony of  beagles whose size we do not yet know. The whistleblower has told  us that the monkey slaughter began on Monday, July 11th. 30 monkeys are being killed every day. When they have all been wiped out, the beagles are next. – Michael Budkie, Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN)

More recently, we have been notified that the above-mentioned 300 monkeys have already been killed and the fate of the beagles is unknown. In addition, we have been told that the killing will not end here and that more monkey are due to be exterminated. Media has been alerted and it has been reported that Lovelace’s response to the media is that killing lab animals is routine business at Lovelace and that their policy is to not comment.

Demand that Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute respond to the calls of animal advocates who can arrange for the LRRI ‘surplus’ animals to be taken to safety and sanctuary. Ask them to contact Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) or Camille Hankins of Win Animal Rights (WAR) immediately to arrange transport of the at-risk animals.

Beginning on Monday, August 1, 2011, we will be releasing the contact information of the below Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute’s Board of Directors and others on a daily basis. As a non-profit organization, their Board of Directors must be made aware of what is happening there and how damaging it could be to their personal and professional reputations.

Please keep your contacts polite and informative. It is possible that board members are not aware of the horrific activities taking place at LRRI.

Hundreds of Beagles & Monkeys are depending on you! We must take steps to let the LRRI management team know that the animals in their care deserve to be released and given sanctuary. They have already given enough of their lives and enough of their freedom for human greed. We are asking that for the next 2 days, you make a commitment to advocate for the lives of these innocent beings by demanding that LRRI management open lines of communication to SAEN and/or WAR before close of business on Friday, July 15, 2011.

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To Whom It Concerns,

I have just learned that Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) is currently slaughtering animals, including monkeys and beagles, due to financial disparities. It is my understanding that dozens of animals are being killed daily and I am pleading with you to explore non-lethal alternatives including discussing this decision with animal rights groups, including Win Animal Rights and Stop Animal Exploitation Now, who have initiated a dialogue to save them. You should be aware that, despite any solicitous remarks made to facilitate social endorsement of vivisection and caused deaths, it is fundamentally cruel and unethical, and the existence of non-lethal alternatives, including rescue and sanctuary, makes sacrificing these animals to satisfy your budget deficits an unacceptable, irresponsible, and cruel response.

Animal experimentation is unnecessary, unjustified, and unprincipled, its only function to financially benefit those who exploit animals. Animals have rights to live free from pain and suffering regardless of objections to acknowledge such, and I therefore hope this message finds you willing to examine and subsequently change your complicity in their abuse and death. Please contact one or both the following organizations who have willingly offered to intervene on the animals’ behalf:

Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), Michael Budkie:
Phone: 1-513-575-5517

Win Animal Rights (WAR), Camille Hankins:
Phone: 1-732-250-6066

Thank you for your attention and consideration.



Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI)
2425 Ridgecrest Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-5127
Phone: 505-348-9400
Fax: 505-348-8567

Robert W. Rubin, PhD
President and CEO
(505) 348-9365

Richard C. McGivney, MS, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
(505) 348-9430

Cheryl N. DeVaul, BEd, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer
(505) 348-9191

Rachel M. Blea, MBA
Director of Information Services
(505) 348-9597

Ross D. LeClaire, DVM, PhD, MSS, DABT, Fellow ATS
Director of Federal Programs
(505) 348-1795/9113

Jacob D. McDonald, PhD
Director, Chemistry and Inhalation Exposure Program
Director, Environmental Respiratory Health Program
(505) 348-9455

Robert L. Sherwood, PhD
Director of Applied Life Sciences and Toxicology
(505) 348-9459

Stephen A. Stemkowski, PhD
Director of Center for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research
(704) 775-3515

William E. Bechtold, PhD
Director of Technology Transfer
(505) 348-9456

Matthew D. Reed, PhD, DABT
Director of Preclinical Drug Development
(505) 348-4980

Cheryl D. DiCarlo, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Director Comparative Medicine/Attending Vet
(505) 348-1935

Chris Merriam-Leith, MS, PMP
Director of Business Affairs
(505) 348-9650

Penny H. Holeman, MS, MPH
Director of Biosafety, Training & Biosecurity Solutions
(505) 348-9415

Bret Hendzel, BA, MBA
Senior Director of Operations
(505) 348-9450

James Taylor
Federal Capture Manager
(505) 348-9518

Donii D. Fox, MSPH, CIH, CBSP
South Biological Safety Officer
(505) 348-1953

David D. Griego, BSME
Director of Facilities
(505) 348-9406

Ricky L. Morrow
Consultant Director of Office of Research Contracts
(505) 348-9405


vivisection is obscene
lousy science
and beyond mean
cruel and stupid
under the guise
of research
we all know that
this is not very wise
do not do to others
what you do not want
done to you
a principal that should
guide you, your whole life through
all living beings are entitled
to dignity and kindness
and not to be exploited
by the heartless
and mindless

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2011 4:01 pm

    vivisection is obscene
    lousy science
    and beyond mean
    cruel and stupid
    under the guise
    of research
    we all know that
    this is not very wise
    do not do to others
    what you do not want
    done to you
    a principal that should
    guide you, your whole life through
    all living beings are entitled
    to dignity and kindness
    and not to be exploited
    by the heartless
    and mindless


  2. wasermann permalink
    August 1, 2011 5:41 pm

    i have sent the letter…beatrice


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