PETA Leads Anti-Animal Research Protest at University of Utah

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This protest comes after an undercover PETA investigator collected evidence of alleged animal abuse in the University laboratories. Tags: animal research utah medical research PETA

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Protest at Cambridge University

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This protest against animal research happened last Thursday. Tags: Cambridge University UK animal research protests Apparently, they were "disrupting university business" and security guards were called in. This link has a video.

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Protester Sentenced to Probation

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I am a fervent opponent of animal research, but stalking, or any kind of threatening action, just doesn't work. So, while I understand this protester's convictions, I vehemently disagree with her methods. Tags: animal research california It simply creates sympathy and bad pr for the rest of us. They do no good.

Tensions Mount over University of Florida Animal Research

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Not sure I agree with posting the researcher's photo. Wonder if that could get activists into trouble under AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.) Animal rights activists are targeting a University of Florida researcher for his role in experiments on primates — even though he says he doesn't personally conduct animal research. website, where she posted the researcher's address and a picture of his home. Things are getting a little tense.

Ex NASA Employee Joins PETA Protest

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April Jean Evans was a NASA engineer, but resigned her position in protest over radiation experiments on monkeys. It was a PETA protest outside her work location that alerted her to the experiments in the first place.showing that any action in defense of animals may have impacts on people that we don't even realize. Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates PETA NASA

Protest To Stop Pointless Radiation Experiments

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PETA organized protests to stop these stupid radiation experiments on spider monkeys. Tags: animal research Stupid primates NASA The purpose is to determine how astronauts would fare on the way to Mars. To Mars? We can't even get out of Afghanistan and we're going to Mars. Next year? Give me an effing break.

Growing Number of Scientists Question Animal Research

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The feud between animal rights activists and researchers is among the bitterest in science. But many researchers - although adamant that animal research remains critical to finding cures and expanding medical knowledge - have come to concede that using creatures as human stand-ins is unnecessary for many procedures. Plus, animals are messy, require feeding and constant care, draw protests, and, yes, can be a bit smelly.

Good News for the Alamagordo Chimps!

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This gives animal rights activists some time to prepare further defense of the animals. Bill Richardson on Thursday the chimps will not be transferred to a San Antonio, Texas, facility until the National Academy of Sciences reviews policies on using chimpanzees in biomedical research. The NIH proposed sending them to Texas to be used in research aimed at finding a hepatitis C vaccine. Animal welfare activists protested the transfer.

UC Davis Named in Criminal Complaint for Mistreatment of Lab Animals

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The University of California, Davis is the focus of a major federal complaint charging it and two other nationally known university research centers have killed dozens of primates through traumatic injuries, veterinary negligence and other violations. A protest will be held today at the UCD Quad (1 Shields Ave.), sponsored by SAEN {Stop Animal Exploitation Now}, an Ohio-based animal research watchdog group. From the Los Angeles Chronicle.

NASA Suspends Radiation Experiments

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NASA has also announced its intention to “undertake a comprehensive review of the agency's current research and technology development plans to see how they align with the President's plan for human spaceflight,” the findings of which “will inform [its] decision making moving forward.” Furthermore, we have sent a powerful message to all federal agencies that they must consider the interests of animals in the pursuit of research. animal research primates NASA

British Activist Jailed for Petrol Bombs

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A British animal rights activist is starting a prison sentence after being found guilty of (I think) conspiracy to commit arson. He planted petrol bombs at Oxford University to protest plans to build an animal research laboratory. I agree that the animal research lab sucks, but anything that threatens harm does not help the cause. Tags: UK activism animal rights animal laboratories

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Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act. The law, since revised, aimed to protect animal research laboratories from illegal, sometimes violent protests. The group was formed to protest the activities of Huntingdon Life Sciences in Franklin Township, N.J. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act

Our Strange Relationship with Animals

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I thought this was an interesting piece contrasting three different people and their relationships with animals. One is a meat-eating professor of animal welfare, another is an animal rights activist, and the third is an animal researcher. This quote from the animal rights person is spot-on for me.[Maria's] Tags: ethics animal rights medical research

Animal Enterprise Terrorism Something to Be Concerned About

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Here's a short analysis of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act which makes me wonder if what we do on this blog could be construed as falling under it. From Alternet.org.all CAPS are my emphasis Under the law, an animal enterprise includes any business that deals in animal research or uses or sells animal products. This could be read as anything from a lab conducting medical research on monkeys to a gas station that sells beef jerky.

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