Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Protecting Medical Research

Cracking down on animal-rights protests
By Matt Krupnick Contra Costa Times

The University of California has gone to the Legislature seeking to restrict public access to information about academics who do animal research and to make it illegal to post personal information about them online.

The prohibited online information would include the researchers' names, home addresses and photographs.

The measure, AB2296, also would outlaw activities targeting corporate researchers.

Assemblyman Gene Mullin, D-San Mateo, agreed to submit the legislation at UC's request after months of harassment, threats and vandalism at the homes and offices of university researchers. Read More

In response to several incidents that UC researchers have unfortunately been involved in, the university is seeking protection for them. What does this say about these terrorists when we have to make laws to protect people that are doing life-saving medical research. Maybe they should volunteer to have these experimental procedures and drugs used on them in order to save these animals.

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