Despite progress in California with the public beginning to take a stand against animal rights extremism the regular reports from the ALF website should remind us that we have a long way to go. Here is a selection of ALF attacks in the last month.
June 15th 2009 – Bomb hoax at a university in the Netherlands – extremists continue to scare scientists into silence, thus monopolizing the public debate on animal research.
June 2nd 2009 – Activists in Uruguay perform a fake murder of a researcher.
ON THE EVENING OF TUESDAY, JUNE 2 WE APPROACHED THE INSTITUT PASTEUR AND ON A GATE ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING WE TOOK A NOOSE AND HUNG A LIFE-SIZED DOLL DRESSED LIKE THOSE TORTURERS (VIVISECTORS) WITH THE NAME OF MARTINA CRISPO (HEAD OF THE TRANSGENIC AND EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS UNIT), THEN WE SET FIRE TO TWO TIRES
May 21st 2009 – In the UK activists carry out a smear campaign by falsely accusing two Novartis executives. This tactic has been used before in the UK and shows the disgusting lows that animal rights extremists are willing to go in openly lying to make themselves heard.
100 letters have been delivered to residents of Horsham. The letters, printed on headed Sussex Police paper, and signed from PC Sean McDonald, claimed that the following two Novartis vivisectors are paedophiles.
May 20th 2009 – In Germany a pharmaceutical executive had his life put at risk by two incendiary devices – extremists then threatened further action.
This night we placed incendiary devices under 2 expensive cars locked behind the gate of Ulrich Lehner.
We will only give you two warnings Ulrich, the third time that we will pay a visit someone will get hurt.
May 18th 2009 – It may have seemed that the US had escaped these troubles, but unfortunately not. Four incendiary devices caused an estimated $300,000 worth of damage at a laboratory supplier in Nevada. This is a common tactic by animal rights extremists, to attack secondary and tertiary targets in order to cause financial problems to the main target.
These sickening tactics serve to scare the scientific community into silence. However researchers cannot let this happen – they must use any opportunity to get across a simple message: Animal Rights extremism damages the medical research that saves millions of lives around the world – we must not give in to this violent minority. This message is short and simple and media-friendly – we must make all researchers advocates for the cause.