April 3, 2010
Animal Liberation Front Delivers Incendiary Devices to Four Utah
Actions Dedicated to Jailed Animal Liberationist Prisoners
Salt Lake City, UT: In an anonymous communique received by the
Press Office yesterday, the Animal Liberation Front claims to have placed
incendiary devices at the homes of four University of Utah vivisectors, as
well as vandalizing their homes and nearby vehicles. Robert H. Lane,
Jennifer Ichida, Allesandra Angelucci and Paul Bressloff are known to
utilize animals from local shelters, as well as non-human primates in their
experiments. Angelucci and Bressloff reside at the same residence. The
communique describes placement of "cocktails" on each vivisectors doorstep,
presumably referring to Molotov Cocktails, simple devices designed to ignite
nearby combustible materials. It is unknown whether the devices actually
detonated or caused significant damage to the homes.
communique reads in part:
"On the morning of april 1st, our cell visited
the homes of three vivisectors from the University of Utah who have been
known to test, torture, and kill many animals from local shelters in
unjustified 'scientific' experiments...we aren't above ground activists &
laws won't stop us from doing what is right & helping animals. This action
is dedicated to all the heroes in jail & out that are still awaiting trial.
Our love & strength is with you. The ALF"
To read the entire
Ichida purport to study visual changes by restraining non-human primates and
inserting probes into their brains, later killing them. Lane makes primates
obese by feeding them an unnatural, high-fat diet to see whether obesity can
be induced in their unborn fetuses and subsequent children. Recent grant
applications reveal almost $700,000 of taxpayer funds has been granted to
the experimenters annually.
Press Officer Dr. Jerry Vlasak, a medical
doctor and former vivisector who was in nearby Orem speaking at a conference
on the ethics of animal exploitation, is not surprised at the act of
sabotage, nor at the waste of medical funding for fraudulent and immoral
animal experimentation. "As the University of Utah and other research
institutions continue to throw away scarce medical research funding on
cruel, antiquated and useless animal experimentation, other centers utilize
and conduct modern medical research that are more likely to result in cures
for human disease such as those I and other clinicians treat daily. Refusal
to discontinue their futile and torturous animal research can be expected to
yield additional consequences at the hands of activists who are willing to
risk their own lives and freedom to help these enslaved and abused animals."