Chandler Residents Sign Statements of Opposition Against Covance
More than 1,300 residents of Chandler, Ariz., have signed statements of opposition to the proposed Covance animal-experimentation facility. After PCRM gathered statements of opposition from those who do not want the proposed facility in Chandler, PCRM informed other residents about the consequences of Covance coming to their town.
If the Chandler City Council approves the zoning for the 591,000-square-foot building, there is more than enough support from Chandler residents to force a referendum on the ballot. It would take 1,262 signatures to force a public vote.
PCRM also sent Chandler residents a DVD of video clips taken inside Covance laboratories. The DVD begins with a message from a local doctor, gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon Dr. Deborah Wilson. These powerful images gave Chandler residents a look at the cruelty Covance allows to take place in its laboratories.