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8:21 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Animal Rights Activists Demonstrate at Brown University

Brown University was the target of an animal rights demonstration Sunday.

Demonstrators picketed outside Brown University on Sunday.
Demonstrators picketed outside Brown University on Sunday.
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About a dozen people picketed Brown carrying signs saying “Stop Testing on Animals Now.”  The demonstration was organized by the group “In Defense of Animals.” Organizer Christen Baker says the animal experimentation going on at Brown and other universities is unnecessary.

"There are alternatives that need to be explored. They’re safer. They’re cheaper and they’re accurate."

In response to the protest, Brown issued a statement saying it is committed to the highest standards of animal health and safety and that the university complies with federal regulators to ensure that strict policies are adhered to.

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