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
Earlier this week, the animal rights extremist group at NegotiationisOver.com posted an email they received from Alena - an undergraduate student at Florida Atlantic University - in response to their attempts to solicit local activists to attend an animal rights event: Actually, I’m an undergrad researcher aiming to work at Scripps [Research Institute]! I currently … Continue reading A New Low at NIO: extremists threaten students
The upcoming panel discussion, Perspectives on the Science and Ethics of Animals Used in Research, at the University of California Los Angeles co-hosted by Bruins for Animals and Pro-Test for Science has drawn interest all around. The event is the result of joint efforts by the two groups working together “with the goal of opening … Continue reading Bruins for Animals and Dr. Ray Greek speak against extremists’ attempt to derail dialogue
2009 has been a big year for Speaking of Research as we went global with debates in Dublin, presentations in Ystad (Sweden), and rallies in the Los Angeles. In the US, Speaking of Research also had the opportunity to get the advocacy message outo to hundreds of scientists and researchers at 2009 annual meetings of … Continue reading A Review of 2009
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
A Fractured Movement? It is easy to believe that the animal rights movement is one giant bloc, working together to abolish animal research using tactics which range from the legal, to the dubious, to the outright criminal. However it is these range of tactics which prove to be the most divisive point for activists, and … Continue reading Violence vs Non-Violence? The AR Debate!
Yesterday President Barack Obama took a decision that the scientific community has been eagerly awaiting ever since he was sworn in last January, when he issued an executive order ending the severe restrictions that President George W. Bush imposed on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research eight years ago. This was however not … Continue reading Restoring science to its rightful place