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It's true, and all because the local weekly newspaper, the Isthumus, said pointedly, that the university should be discussing the use of animals in its labs in publc.

The debate will be Thursday, March 23, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at 2103 Chamberlain Hall, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The participants will be Eric Sandgren,VMD, PhD and Rick Bogle.

Dr. Sandgren is acting director of the University of Wisconsin Research Animal Resources Center, chair of the graduate school animal care and use committee (responsible for the primate center compliance with federal regulations), and chair of the All-Campus animal care and use committee. Dr. Sandgren is the primary spokesperson for the UW concerning its use of animals. Dr. Sandgren's lab is focussed on the use of mutant mouse models of cancer. See, for instance, Kisseberth WC, Sandgren EP. Polyclonal development of mouse mammary preneoplastic nodules.
Cancer Res. 2004 Feb 1;64(3):857-63.

Rick Bogle is the founder of the Primate Freedom Project, the organizer of the National Primate Research Exhibition Hall, a member of Board of Directors of the Madison-based, Alliance for Animals, and long-time critic of the use of non-human primates in harmful experiments.

Moderators will be Bill Lueders, Isthmus news editor, and Deborah Blum, Professor of Journalism and author of The Monkey Wars and Love at Goon Park.

Tentative format: The panelists will make opening statements of no more than seven and a half minutes each.

The questioners will take turns asking questions. Each
questioner will ask a series of two questions -- one of each panelist.

It is expected that there will be a total of 12 to 14 questions. An official timekeeper will hold up signs indicating time limits.

A 30 minute Q/A from the audience will follow.

There will be closing statement from Dr. Sandgren and Mr. Bogle not to exceed 2 minutes each.

A heavy turn out from the local university vivisection community is likely. Seating is limited.

Madison's Hidden Monkeys is a joint project of the
Alliance for Animals and the
Primate Freedom Project