Farm Sanctuary Action Alert

Action Alerts & Updates

Stop Cruel Pig Lab
August 4, 2008

On August 7, the Omni Interlocken Resort is hosting an event in which pigs will be killed and sacrificed in a “Hands-On Pig Lab” to demonstrate electrosurgical tools.

The Pig Lab is being devised by Covidien Electrosurgery, a company that performs laboratory tests on animals in order to market its surgical tools.

Formerly known as ValleyLab, Covidien has a history of controversy, including an incident that prompted the University of Colorado at Denver to ban all non-research vivisection in 2007.

The August 7 event advertises, “Procedures that will be performed include: ureteral dissection, pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy, repair of simulated bowel and bladder injury, bowel resection, ureteral re-anasomosis, and liver resection.”

In other words, pigs will be mutilated and cut apart at the August 7 so that Covidien can hawk its wares to buyers.

You Can Help
Contact the Hotel that is hosting the conference in which Covidien’s cruel Pig Lab will be performed. Tell them that animal cruelty is a black mark on their name, and that you will not patronize a place that plays host to such gratuitous abuse.

David Jurcak,
General Manager, Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, Colorado
ph: 303-438-6600
fax: 303-438-7224

Songs That Never Get Old

Yesterday, I found myself captivated by YouTube…I spend a portion of the morning watching Ellis Paul, Richard Shindell, Dar Williams, and Antje Duvekot perform my favorite songs. Way to go bootleg videographers!

Watching Shindell perform “Transit,” a song I love, I recalled a conversation Lezli and I had many months ago at Bead World. One Saturday morning, Train’s “Meet Virginia” came on the radio, and I mentioned that I loved it. She said that she remembered when my ringback tone on my cell phone was “Meet Virigina.”

That got us to talking about songs that, for us, never get old. I decided to put a play list on my iPod of songs of which I never tire. So far, the list is small…

  • Pearls (Antje Duvekot)
  • Ocean (Dar Williams)
  • Closer to Fine (Indigo Girls)
  • Meet Virginia (Train)
  • God’s Promise (Ellis Paul)

I am always thinking of new songs to add to the list…what about you? Are there songs of which you never tire? What are they?