A recent editorial in the popular UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) campus newspaper, The Daily Bruin, decided to consider the best and worst moments of the recent academic year. Narrowly beaten by hikes in student fees (but beating UCLA’s loss at basketball in the Final Four of March Madness) was the Animal Rights extremism which has plagued the University.
The Animal Liberation Front continued to terrorize professors, including an attack on a UCLA researcher’s home.
Clearly students are not getting onside with the sadly violent campaign which some animal rights groups have waged against many universities in the UC (University of California) system. Now hopefully students will begin to go further in the other direction to stand up and defend the need for lifesaving medical research to continue unhindered by half-truths, lies, harassment and violence.