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Events: Fall 2010 Updates
Posted November 2, 2010

Yes, we’re still active! Recently, we have been waging a campaign against the University of Michigan’s Survival Flight Training course, offered by the U-M Health System. We have addressed President Coleman and the Regents, put Coleman on the spot at her State of the University Address, gotten an editorial published in the Michigan Daily opposing the use of animals in education, and staged a demo at the U-M Homecoming game pep rally.—School-continues-to-thrive

For National Primate Liberation Week, we organized a demo near the medical campus protesting the use of primates in invasive research.

We also raised money to support the Humane Society’s Missouri campaign to improve animal welfare on puppy mills. 30% of the US’s puppy mills are in Missouri.

A PETA activist recently came to campus and staged a disruption at the 2010 Net Impact Conference at the Ross School of Business. McDonald’s VP for Corporate Social Responsibility, Bob Langert, moderated a panel discussion at the conference, which was immediately disrupted when the PETA activist approached the podium and denounced the abysmal animal welfare standards of McDonald’s suppliers, calling for a boycott of McDonald’s.

We intend to hold a bake sale next week and hold a demonstration against turkey slaughter the week of Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for more! Email for more info.

Events: The Liberation Project
Posted January 5, 2010

During March 22-25, PETA will be coming to the University of Michigan as part of their Liberation campaign! MARS is going to help coordinate this. Liberation is an exhibit showing how human rights violations that have occurred in the past & present are directly comparable to animal rights violations occurring today. To see the exhibit electronically, visit To read about Liberation’s stop at Brown University, visit Liberation has the potential to affect hundreds of students at Michigan and will be awesome for recruiting. I hope you’ll be able to come out this semester and help coordinate PETA’s stop in Ann Arbor.

Events: Ringling Brothers Circus Protest
Posted November 21, 2009

On Wednesday, November 18, MARS took a car to the Palace of Auburn Hills to join the Southeast Michigan Animal Rights Team (SMART) to protest the Ringling Brothers Circus that was happening that night!

Events: National Primate Liberation Week
Posted October 8, 2009

Primate Week is here! Come join us as we protest the University of Michigan’s use of primates in research, as well as primate abuse in general. We need lots of people! Primates are an intelligent set of species, not too different from us, and they deserve better. We will be protesting on the Diag on Wednesday, October 21, from early in the morning into the afternoon. Learn more about what goes on in primate experimentation on this campus. Sign our petition to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to support HR 1326, the Great Ape Protection Act of 2009. We hope to see you there!

Events: Testing 1,2,3: Behind the Scenes of U-M's Labs with PETA's Dr. Alka Chandna
Posted September 19, 2009

She’s a leading voice in the fight against animal experimentation, and now she’s got her sights set on the University of Michigan. Do you know what happens behind closed doors at our school here at Michigan?

It’s one of the most hotly-debated issues of our time: “Is it ethical to use animals for experimentation?” These is a question most of us ponder over and beat ourselves up for an answer

Come to this exciting event to hear Dr. Chandna make the case against animal testing, and watch as she exposes what happens behind closed doors in the University of Michigan labs.

People of ALL viewpoints are encouraged to attend, as much of the event will be dedicated to Q&A from the audience.

More details on the facebook group link:


What? Talk on animal testing at UofM
When? Thursday, September 24, 2009 @, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where? Angell Hall, Auditorium B
757-389-2022 or 951-236-0349 or

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