Thursday, July 12, 2007

a big fat shout out to justin goodman!

from what i know about justin, he really is a special person

(a caveat to this is, i personally do NOT support everything peta does. i used to be a member, but i no longer am. i DO support SOME of their activities though)

Creature Discomforts
Justin Goodman Fights For Humane Treatment For Animals, Including Pigs

By KATHLEEN MEGAN The Hartford Courant

Justin Goodman came to Connecticut three years ago to finish his undergraduate degree and pursue graduate work in sociology at the University of Connecticut, but there's little doubt he's most known here for his work protecting laboratory animals.Recently, Goodman, who is 27 and lives in Vernon, received PETA's Nanci Alexander Award - a national award given to the activist of the year - for his success in exposing experiments on monkeys' brains at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Last year, the research - which PETA called "cruel and deadly" - was shut down..........

picture: HOLLY BEAL / PETA, July 12, 2007
Goodman with, from left, actress Pamela Anderson, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk, and Nanci Alexander, a Florida activist, during an awards ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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