In the last decade there has been a large, and long overdue, crackdown on animal rights extremism. While positive, thisis not enough. Unless scientists take advantage of this new found safety by speaking up in support of their research, important research will be forced out by activists.
The Anti-Vivisection Coalition (AVC), formed in August 2013, has been getting some press recently, campaigning against medical research at Cambridge University and Newcastle University. But in fact the "coalition" is little more than a one-man operation run by Luke Steele, twice imprisoned for attacks on laboratories and harassment and intimidation of lab workers. Steele began … Continue reading Luke Steele: Profile of a Convicted Animal Rights Activist