University Slammed With Calls

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Posted December 10, 2010 by Ryan Huling

You guys are so awesome, and here’s why: After peta2 asked everyone to urge officials at the University of Michigan (UM) to stop tormenting live cats and pigs in cruel and deadly survival flight training exercises (which are completely unnecessary considering that UM already uses superior non-animal simulators to teach the same skills in other classes), you all came through.

And how! So many people have been contacting the university that callers to the office of UM President Mary Sue Coleman are greeted with this message:

“Thank you for calling the president’s office at the University of Michigan. At this time, we are experiencing a large number of calls regarding animal research and are unable to answer your call at this time. If you are calling regarding animal research and wish to make your opinion known to President Coleman, please press 1. If you are calling about any other matter, please press 2.”

In fact, the situation caused such a stir that it landed a story on the front page of the UM student newspaper!

On behalf of the animals who are still suffering in laboratories, thank you. Keep up the great work—and keep those calls coming!



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  • 1881 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    i just rang the university from New Zealand and didn’t get the message that you mentioned,but got straight through Mary Sue’s voice mail,great to get the phone number’s,but even better to shame them with there photo’s in thery’re local community and protest outside there home

  • 1883 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    I am so happy to hear this! Hopefully they will take all of our protesting and stop the testings altogether! We can make it happen people! Don’t stop now!

  • 1884 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Well done Street Teamers!!

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