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

Animal Rights Vandals Help Make Our Point

The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) conducted a recent billboard campaign that confronted the public with the ethical dilemma posed by the use of animals in research. The question was simple: Who would you rather see live?  Assume you are confronted with a hypothetical situation in which you can save only one of these two … Continue reading Animal Rights Vandals Help Make Our Point

NIO keep digging in their moral hole

We recently blogged about the disturbing threats made by the Negotiation is Over animal rights extremists website. Many science bloggers have joined SR in condemning their words. Janet Stemwedel (Ethics and Science Blog) ripped apart NIO’s tactics; Dr. Isis (On becoming a domestic and laboratory goddess) made a three point plan to defend scientists; and … Continue reading NIO keep digging in their moral hole

“Successes of Antivivisection Activists” are delusions, at best

The North American Animal Liberation Press Office drew upon the recent profile of UCLA researchers by the Chronicle of Higher Education in a recent post (warning: extremist website), boasting that information in the article: validates activists' tactics and achievements in making the abuse of animals more costly and dangerous for the evil men and women … Continue reading “Successes of Antivivisection Activists” are delusions, at best

Symposium Explores Animal Rights Tactics, Responses

On Saturday April 24, 2010, the American Physiological Society sponsored a symposium on Trends in Animal Rights Activism and Extremism. This event, attended by about 100 people,  was part of the Experimental Biology 2010 meeting, which was recently held in Anaheim, California. In introducing the symposium, session chair Bill Yates noted the importance of animal … Continue reading Symposium Explores Animal Rights Tactics, Responses

The Animal Rights Network Grows

A network of animal rights blogs has revealed its latest creation. The Negotiation is Over blog, the Thomas Paine's Corner blog, Stephen Best and the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, have come together and ...formed the Alliance for Progressive Science (APS) to attack Pro-Torture on both scientific and ethical grounds. - Negotiation is Over … Continue reading The Animal Rights Network Grows

Just when you thought they couldn’t sink any lower…

... it seems we should never underestimate the depths to which the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) are prepared to lower themselves to.. A few weeks ago we covered the arson attack and graverobbing aimed at Novartis CEO, Daniel Vasella, where a family urn was stolen by animal rights extremists (see our new AR: Extremism section) … Continue reading Just when you thought they couldn’t sink any lower…

Animal Liberation Front Strike in the US

It is not just Europe that has been struck by the recent spate of animal rights extremism (to which the North American Animal Liberation Press Officer responded, "We personally can only regret that Mr. Vasella was not present in the home when it burned"). The US has seen a number of attacks which have taken … Continue reading Animal Liberation Front Strike in the US