ALF Claims Responsibility for Arson in Mississauga, Canada

In an anonymous communique the ALF claimed responsibility (ALF site) for the destruction of two trucks owned by Harlan Laboratories. In the early morning of June 7, 2015, incendiary devices were ignited and the trucks were destroyed. Thankfully no one was injured and the fire was quickly contained by first responders. Harlan was targeted because … Continue reading ALF Claims Responsibility for Arson in Mississauga, Canada

Reflections of an Animal Rights Arsonist

A sympathetic judge sentenced confessed arsonist Rebecca Rubin to 5 years in prison for her role in four fire bombings in the name of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front.  The judge also ordered Rubin to make monthly restitution payments totaling $13 million. Rubin was on the run for 6 years before … Continue reading Reflections of an Animal Rights Arsonist

Tom Regan’s War Declaration: the 25th Year Anniversary

It is not every day that a moral philosopher declares war on the work of his academic colleagues. It happened 25 years ago, on the steps of the Federal Building in Los Angeles, just a couple of blocks from UCLA. “We are here today to declare war on vivisection!” were Tom Regan’s opening words in … Continue reading Tom Regan’s War Declaration: the 25th Year Anniversary

Gorgons Visit Earth

There is a classical argument against animal research that surfaced in a recent conversation with Robert C. Jones. It is a thought experiment that can be traced back to science fiction work in the 50s, although its exact origin is unknown. The story involves the landing of an aliens on Earth.  Robert calls them "The Gorgons." The … Continue reading Gorgons Visit Earth

Opponents of animal research should refuse medical treatment

In a new post, animal rights activist Rick Bogle bemoans that his side is often challenged with a natural question: “Would you forgo medical treatment developed through animal research?” We can safely assume that the vast majority of those that oppose animal research do not have any qualms about vaccinating their children and companion animals or … Continue reading Opponents of animal research should refuse medical treatment

Putting Animal Rights Extremists on the Hate Map

Those who believe themselves to be morally righteous have a virtue -- they are usually candid in their public statements.  With an absolute conviction in their world views, it is not surprising they also have a rather loose tongue.  The hate and violence that lives within animal rights extremists is always near the surface.  This … Continue reading Putting Animal Rights Extremists on the Hate Map

I don’t like Rick Bogle

In a new essay Mr. Rick Bogle says I don’t like him. He is right. He never met me.  He doesn't know me.  He has never been to my Lab.  He doesn't understand my work.  He doesn't know what I stand for.  He doesn't know about my social activism, political views or my life in general. He … Continue reading I don’t like Rick Bogle