uc_color_logo.jpgDozens of animal rights advocates will gather to protest laboratory practices at the University of California at Berkeley on Monday.

The demonstration is part of World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week beginning on April 24, according to the Ohio-based national animal research watchdog organization Stop Animal Exploitation Now.

This year’s actions mark the 27th annual week of protests, the group said.

Protests will be staged in more than 30 cities nationwide over the course of the week, with California animal rights advocates targeting the University of California campuses in Berkeley, Davis and Los Angeles, Stop Animal Exploitation Now said.

At noon Monday, individuals will dress in white lab coats and enclose themselves in cages at Oxford Street and University Avenue in Berkeley to bring attention to the university’s animal testing practices.

Kristen Peters, Bay City News

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