September 15, 2022 Sangy Panicker Just as starting assumptions matter, words matter. Why? Because language shapes discourse, dialogue, understanding, and opinion. Hence, accurate terms and terminology are critical. And what does this mean in the context of animal research? It means dropping tired old labels and phrases in favor of more apt ones. Continuing to … Continue reading Words matter
Tag: animal rights extremism
An Extreme Voice from the Past Resurfaces
Dr. Jerry Vlasak, Who Has Repeatedly Proposed Killing Scientists, Seeks to Inspire the Next Generation of Animal Activists July 15, 2022 Americans for Medical Progress Animal rights extremist Dr. Jerry Vlasak resurfaced earlier this summer to take part in a workshop hosted by Animal Activism Mentorship (AAM), a group which seeks to educate and influence … Continue reading An Extreme Voice from the Past Resurfaces
Precedent-setting lawsuit? IACUC members file lawsuit to seek protection
UPDATE: May 17, 2022: A federal judge has granted the IACUC members a preliminary injunction to ensure their safety. Read more here. February 24th 2022 In the face of escalating harassment, hostility, and anger from anti-animal research groups, members of the University of Washington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee have filed a lawsuit seeking … Continue reading Precedent-setting lawsuit? IACUC members file lawsuit to seek protection
Connecting action to consequence: Should those opposed to animal research and testing follow the Catholics’ model?
March 11, 2021, Allyson J. Bennett, PhD Recent media coverage of Catholic leaders’ endorsement of COVID vaccines provides an interesting model for thinking about public information and decisions concerning the use of nonhuman animals in research and testing for medical products and treatments. First, the situation illustrates why accurate information and understanding of how medicines … Continue reading Connecting action to consequence: Should those opposed to animal research and testing follow the Catholics’ model?
Dangerous and Irresponsible: PETA attempts to intimidate NIH Director Francis Collins
PETA campaigns are rarely benign, from misrepresenting science to glorifying violence against women and scientists. Their latest campaign, reported yesterday by Science Insider, is no different. PETA have sent hundreds of letters to the neighbors of both NIH Director, Francis Collins, and world renowned researcher, Dr. Stephen J. Suomi, as part of a long running … Continue reading Dangerous and Irresponsible: PETA attempts to intimidate NIH Director Francis Collins
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
Students in Rome to rally for Prof Caminiti and future of science in Italy
Tomorrow students at the Sapienza University of Rome - Italy's largest University - will join their Professors and members of the campaign group Pro-Test Italia outside the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology to show solidarity with Professor Roberto Caminiti, a leading neurophysiologist whose work is being attacked by animal rights extremists. As with many recent … Continue reading Students in Rome to rally for Prof Caminiti and future of science in Italy
ALF Claims Responsibility for CALAS National Office Vandalism
On Tuesday, July 15, an act of vandalism occurred near the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science National Office in Toronto, ON. There were no injuries and a police investigation is ongoing. The extremist website Bite Back published an unsigned communique: "On July 14, 2014, in Toronto, the Animal Liberation Front injected butyric acid into … Continue reading ALF Claims Responsibility for CALAS National Office Vandalism