This post is simulposted with the Unlikely Activist blog, run by this post's author, David Jentsch. Fanatical animal rights groups in the US love attention-getting stunts. PeTA creates video games extolling violence and propagates advertisements that exude adolescent sexuality. White Coat Waste uses Tea party rhetoric to insist federal investment in research is tantamount to borrowing money from … Continue reading Animal rights fanatics offer stunts, not real solutions
We previously discussed the anti-vaccination stance of a member of the animal rights group “Progress for Science”. The fact that this individual prefers oregano oil, ginger, garlic, and other herbs over vaccines did not come as a surprise. We have already noted the strong similarities between the arguments espoused by the anti-vaccination and animal rights groups. … Continue reading Gary Francione: “I don’t believe in vaccinations”
The animal rights group “Progress for Science” (P4S) made one more appearance last night to harass a UCLA professor at his home. Don’t let their name fool you. The consequences of P4S's advocacy are backwardness and regression. To advocate for science you must be familiar with it; to advocate for progress you must understand medical … Continue reading The Science and Medicine of “Progress for Science”
The following is an open letter from a victim of animal rights extremism. It was sent to a Los Angeles Times journalist in an effort to draw his attention to the problem. The letter was never published. Her family, not connected to animal research, was the mistaken target of the Animal Liberation Front attack on a UCLA … Continue reading An open letter to those who support violence in the name of animal rights
We understand. There is a segment of the population that opposes the use of animals in medical research and basic science. Their reasons vary. Some think all sentient beings ought to have the same basic right to life and freedom as any other human being. Some believe that the work amounts to scientific fraud and … Continue reading What would you do?
We will be counter-demonstrating: When: February 15, 10:15am sharp! Where: Franz Hall Lobby @ UCLA (near Hilgard and Westholme) http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/ Why? Somewhere in the United States, there is a scientist reporting data that says that humans are causing the world to warm at an alarming rate. In return, he receives email death threats. In another … Continue reading Join Pro-Test for Science to End the Age of Terror!
A sympathetic judge sentenced confessed arsonist Rebecca Rubin to 5 years in prison for her role in four fire bombings in the name of the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front. The judge also ordered Rubin to make monthly restitution payments totaling $13 million. Rubin was on the run for 6 years before … Continue reading Reflections of an Animal Rights Arsonist
Harassment and intimidation are not forms of progressive, social activism. Regrettably, it is common for animal right activists, who consistently fail to articulate a cogent argument to the public, to recruit such tactics with the goal of imposing their views on those they disagree with. This past weekend, the animal rights group ‘Progress for Science,’ … Continue reading ‘Progress for Science’ finds itself on the receiving end