I Pro-Test for Science

Please leave your messages of support including your full name in the comment section at the bottom of the page (no sign up necessary). We must show our fellow scientists that they have our support. Names in the comment section will be added to the signatures at the bottom of the post. When researchers are … Continue reading I Pro-Test for Science

Stop Harassing Scientists!

Harassment is the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may vary, but in the case of animal extremists it consists of personal malice, their attempt to force scientists engaged in legal, regulated research to quit their job, and to merely … Continue reading Stop Harassing Scientists!

Join Pro-Test for Science to End the Age of Terror!

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!

Reflections of an Animal Rights Arsonist

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

‘Progress for Science’ finds itself on the receiving end

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

Tom Regan’s War Declaration: the 25th Year Anniversary

It is not every day that a moral philosopher declares war on the work of his academic colleagues. It happened 25 years ago, on the steps of the Federal Building in Los Angeles, just a couple of blocks from UCLA. “We are here today to declare war on vivisection!” were Tom Regan’s opening words in … Continue reading Tom Regan’s War Declaration: the 25th Year Anniversary

Do animals suffer from human diseases?

A common argument heard against the use of animals in research is that animals do not naturally suffer from the same conditions as humans do.  Thus, the argument goes, it makes no sense to study human disease in animals. However, my UCLA colleagues Barbara Natterson-Horowitz MD and Kathryn Bowers, authors of Zoobiquity, explain that the opposite is … Continue reading Do animals suffer from human diseases?

Swiss scientists restore voluntary locomotion in paralysed rats.

A study published yesterday in the journal Science, in which a team of scientists led by Professor Gregoire Courtine at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology used a combination of electrical stimulation, drug treatment and a training regime that encouraged active participation to restore voluntary control of movement in paralysed rats, has received widespread media … Continue reading Swiss scientists restore voluntary locomotion in paralysed rats.