For Immediate Release:
April 9, 1999
GIANT GOREY RABBIT TO TAIL VICE PRESIDENT
PETA Exposes Gores Animal-Poisoning Platform
Madison, Wis. Holding a sign that reads, Gore: Burn Bunnies,
Lose Votes, PETAs giant Gorey rabbit with open wounds and toxic burns
will hand out leaflets outside Gore events, Saturday, April 10, in
Wausau and Madison, to the very voters from whom the presidential
hopeful is in town to gain support:
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: Wausau Club, 309 McClellan St.
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Across the street from the main entrance of the Biotechnology Center, University of Wisconsin
When Gore supporters find out that the largest, most
expensive animal-testing program in U.S. history is being rammed through
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Al Gore, his popularity as
a green candidate for the 2000 election may quickly turn an unpopular
PETAs bunny, who has been trailing Gores campaign drive
across the country (see following), is alerting voters that the high
production volume (HPV) chemical-testing program will poison millions of
birds, fish, rabbits, and other animals with thousands of chemicalsmany
already known to be hazardoussuch as turpentine and rat poison.
The program has no provisions for projects that have a real
chance at protecting the public and the environment, such as decreasing
hazardous exposures to people or preventing toxic spills.
The HPV chemical-testing program does nothing for the Earth,
less for humans, and it burns the skins of bunnies, says Mary Beth
Sweetland, PETAs director of research and investigations.
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