Britches – at Art Share L.A., April 20, ’17

'Britches' - digital drawing; R Williamson

‘Britches’ – digital drawing; R Williamson

Britches was the name given to a baby macaque monkey who was among the many liberated from an animal research lab in Riverside, California back on April 20 in 1985. The brutal and inhumane nature of the treatment of this poor creature drew public attention to the types of experiments that were being done in the name of vivisection. In the case of Britches they included eyes crudely sutured shut, a sensor tied on top of his bandaged head, total separation from his mother, left alone in a small cage while being given a loud audio pulse every few minutes.

The real Britches, upon his rescue - grabbed from an online video

The real Britches, upon his rescue – grabbed from an online video

My friend and past associate, David Walega, is founder of Art for Animals Sake which brings together animal welfare causes and art for underserved populations in and around Los Angeles. He invited me to participate in a little show the will commemorate this little guy and the cause that surrounds him. The reception for the show will take place on April 20 at Art Share L.A. at 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013, probably in the early evening but I’m not sure. All funds raised from the sale of prints goes to fund the organization.

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