In the run up to a Panel Discussion on animal testing, animal rights extremists threatened to harass a researcher's children at school, provoking widespread outrage by scientific bloggers across the world.
It's been over a week since our last coverage update and there's been more news sources covering the upcoming rally. To kick off, the highly respected Nature journal included an interview (subscription needed) with David Jentsch, founder of UCLA Pro-Test. He offered an insight into his own research before mentioning more about the upcoming rally: … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test – Coverage Review Day 18
Coverage of blogs covering the UCLA Pro-Test on April 22nd
After the initial announcement, organization is underway to make the UCLA Pro-Test a success. The first thing I promised was the intitial speakers. Provost Scott Waugh - Executive Vice Chancellor of UCLA Gerald Levey - Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Tom Holder - Founder of Speaking of Research and Pro-Test … Continue reading UCLA Pro-Test – First Speakers Announced!
It's not ordinarily that I report on the actions of bloggers but it was so refreshing to see their immediate responses to a newspaper article by Simon Chaitowitz. Simon Chaitowitz is the former communications director of PCRM - a psuedo-science organisation whose former spokesman was none other than Jerry violence-against-researchers-is-justified Vlasak. Chaitowitz, who is sadly … Continue reading Bloggers fighting back against AR misinformation