10 Downing Street, 20th September 2002. Our petition
calls on the Prime Minister to establish the independent inquiry
into the Diaries of Despair scandal. Photo 1 shows Norman Baker
MP (left), Dan Lyons (second left and Angela Roberts (far right)
of Uncaged, with representatives from Naturewatch. All photos in
this section credit Corin Jeavons.
Diaries of Despair protest,
21st September 2002. Six hundred demonstrators gathered in Central
London to demand an independent judicial inquiry into the Government's
failure to enforce laws in approving licenses for animal experiments.
Row 2, photo 4: Angela Roberts, Uncaged Campaigns founder, with
Dan Lyons, Director. All photos in this section credit Corin Jeavons.
Die-in at the Home Office
The Home Office, 21st September 2002. Hundreds of
protesters in monkey costumes staged a poignant 'die-in' and two
minutes silence in memory of the Imutran primates. The protest ended
with the submission of memorial books to the Home Office. Row 2,
photo 3: Dan Lyons hands the memorial books into the Home Office.
All photos in this section credit Corin Jeavons.
Between 1994 and 2000, hundreds of higher primates
were subjected to grotesque xenotransplantation experiments. Hearts
and kidneys from genetically engineered piglets were transplanted
into the necks, abdomens and chests of monkeys and baboons captured
from the wild. The results were truly appalling. All photos in this
section credit Organ Farm.
Dan Lyons, 30, is Director of Uncaged Campaigns and
a specialist in the ethics of xenotransplantation. Mr Lyons has
an honours degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University
of Sheffield, and is currently working towards a PhD on the subject
of the ethical and political theory implications of xenotransplantation.
Photos 2, 3 and 4, credit Corin Jeavons.
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