Posters like the one above have begun popping up in Vancouver. They purport to offer a $1,000 reward for photographic evidence of invasive animal experiments going on at UBC.
The source of the posters is not identified on the material. Animal-rights groups, such as Stop UBC Animal Research and the Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society of B.C., have campaigned against the use of animals in scientific research at B.C.'s largest university.
According to statistics released in December 2012 by UBC, 225,043 animals were used in experiments at the university in 2011. That was up from 211,604 in 2010.
In 2011, these animals included rats and mice (138,812), fish (54,971), reptiles and amphibians (23,128), birds (4,719), small mammals (1,047), large mammals (800), and marine mammals (1,566).