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.

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

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 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.

PETA Protests Military's Testing on Pigs

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The protest happened on Wednesday. Tags: animal testing animal cruelty military pigs medical research PETA I'm late on this one. But it's worth noting that someone out there took some action on this gruesome story. And that's what I like about PETA and why I recently became a member for the first time. They are fast, organized, committed and they get attention.

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Weekend Protest Against the Oregon National Primate Research Center

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Animal rights activists stretched a 60-foot banner across the Hawthorne Bridge {Saturday} morning targeting the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU. In support of National Primate Liberation Week, the Portland Animal Defense League hung a banner that read "OHSU: Stop Killing Monkeys Now!" Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an Ohio-based animal rights group, recently ranked the lab at Oregon Health & Science University as the nation's sixth worst animal lab out of 44 others.

Foie Gras Disappearing From San Diego Restaurants

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Here in Seattle, NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) has been staging protests at a local restaurant that serves foie gras. Having said that though, I see that these types of protests have had an effect in the San Diego area. I guess small protests like NARN's seem futile when compared to the overwhelming issue of animal welfare, but you have to think that a number of small protests over time can have a large cumulative impact.

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. If you and a friend GO ON THE WEB AND RESEARCH THE COMPANY whose practices you plan to protest, you may have just become a terrorist.

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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.

Book Chronicles History of Animal Rights

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The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA by Norm Phelps came out in 2007. In a brisk, readable narrative, The Longest Struggle traces the campaigns of animal rights pioneers like Henry Spira, Alex Hershaft, and Ingrid Newkirk, as well as leaders who have come more recently on the scene like Heidi Prescott, Karen Davis, and Bruce Friedrich. Tags: animal rights