World Week for Animals in
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.