AR-News: (U.S.) article on animal rights champion Lori Lehner
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Wed Jun 23 12:06:03 EDT 2004
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ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST LORI LEHNER DIES
The Washington Post, Matt Schudel, June 23, 2004; Page B06
Lori Lehner, who played a central role in the infamous "Silver Spring
monkeys" case when she opened her house to 17 laboratory monkeys in 1981,
died of leukemia June 2 in Tampa. She was 45 and had lived in Florida since
By outfitting her basement in Rockville as a temporary refuge for the
monkeys, Ms. Lehner helped set in motion the celebrated case, which led to a
decade of legal and scientific wrangling and propelled the newly formed
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals into the most powerful and
controversial group in the animal rights movement.
Ms. Lehner had studied to be an actress, but she found herself on an
especially bright public stage when Montgomery County police raided a Silver
Spring laboratory on Sept. 11, 1981, and seized 17 monkeys from the
Institute for Behavioral Research.
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