Video games have had their fair share of controversies over the past few decades. Games like Manhunt, Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 have all caused some measure of public outrage for their depictions of violence. However all three games had two things in common – they do not suggest they … Continue reading PETA’s Mixed Martial Assault on Scientists
When my colleagues and I were first confronted with violence from animal rights groups we were offered the following justification: “... direct action is the only choice available when all other attempts at open discussion are brushed off. The university’s resistance to public discussion is proportional to the frustration it engenders by doing so. To … Continue reading Science’s Voices Must be Heard!
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
It was warm and sunny Saturday evening when approximately 120 people gathered in support of the use of animals in biomedical research at the corner of LeConte and Westwood on the UCLA campus. Pro-Test for Science organized the event in response to a demonstration organized by Michael Budkie (Stop Animal Exploitation Now!) that was taking … Continue reading Pro-Test for Science: Pushing forward… and pushing back
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!
The Pro-Test Petition has now reached well over 2700 signatures - have you signed yet? This petition, supported by Speaking of Research, Americans for Medical Progress, and UCLA Pro-Test, aims to show the world that the majority do support animal research – and moreover they dare stand up and sign their name to it. On … Continue reading Positive Comments for Pro-Test Petition!!
On the 19th October the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) sent the following communique: There a roughly 12 (give or take a few, they'll have to find the exact number) of those UCLA vans driving around with unfired shotgun shells in their mufflers. Some of them may have ignited with the warm weather that we have … Continue reading ALF shooting blanks – we can only hope!
A recent editorial in the popular UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) campus newspaper, The Daily Bruin, decided to consider the best and worst moments of the recent academic year. Narrowly beaten by hikes in student fees (but beating UCLA's loss at basketball in the Final Four of March Madness) was the Animal Rights extremism … Continue reading Animal Rights extemism reaches #2 in UCLA “worst moments!”