Activists destroy UCLA researcher's car
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
WESTWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- Animal rights activists have long targeted researchers at UCLA who use animals in their experiments. There have been threatening phone calls and e-mails and five separate firebombings.
The latest attack was early Saturday morning, when a researcher woke up to a loud noise. He found that his car had been set aflame and destroyed.
A group called the Animal Liberation Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack on a Web site. The group objects to the use of monkeys and other animals in university medical research.
In its Web site posting, the group claims that the researcher addicts monkeys to methamphetamines and other street drugs. It also used the researcher's name in a warning it posted that said, "Here's a message just for you. We will come for you when you least expect it and do a lot more damage than to your property." Read More
As was predicted, members of the terrorist animal rights group ALF burned up a car as retaliation for the arrest of some of their members. I highlight this group frequently because I believe it’s important to realize what animal rights activists are capable of and how their actions affect human welfare. These researchers perform very important studies that contribute to new medicines and health improvement in humans.