World Week for Animals in Laboratories 2002
Scheduled for April 20th to April 28th

World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL) is an annual event designed to expose the plight of animals used for testing and research. WWAIL seeks to arouse concern for animal in laboratories as well as educate the public about the scientific, moral, and economic objections to animal experimentation, also known as vivisection.

WWAIL is always observed during the week of April 24, having its beginnings on that date over 20 years ago. In 1986, In Defense of Animals expanded the day into a week-long effort to increase the effectiveness of the event. IDA has served as the international coordinator for WWAIL for the past 16 years.

Since the earliest demonstrations, WWAIL has grown to involve scores of activities across the U.S. and worldwide. Everything from educational events to direct action protests has spurred unprecedented concern about animal research.