February 7, 2009
Another UCLA Van Sabotaged in Campaign to Halt Primate Torture
Guerrilla War Continues Against Animal Abusers in Academia
San Clemente, CA: In a communique received by the Press Office yesterday, the Animal Liberation Front(ALF) claims to have sabotaged another UCLA vanpool van. UCLA has habitually denied that sabotage, destruction and theft of more than 20 of their vans has occurred, costing them hundreds of thousands of dollars in repair and replacement costs.
Using typical guerrilla tactics, activists appear determined to drive the cost of animal abuse to a level that can no longer be sustained at the publicly-funded university; as state economic conditions deteriorate, the school may be forced to reconsider, for financial reasons alone, their egotistical, wasteful and cruel actions against non-human animals.
The current communique reads in part:
There are now less primates in the halls of torture at UCLA but any is too many. Until the UC schools leave the animals out of it's blood thirsty quest for power, as we have said before, there will be no backing down on our part. Expect many more actions.
From the shadows somewhere close to all of you, with love,
For more information, and to read the communique in its entirety, visit www.animalliberationpressoffice.org.
Press Officer Dr. Jerry Vlasak, a medical doctor and former vivisector, is not surprised at the persistent acts of sabotage, nor at UCLA's attempt to deceive their students and the public. "As UCLA continues to throw away scarce medical research funding on antiquated and largely useless animal experimentation, other centers continue to utilize modern medical techniques that are far more likely to result in cures for human patients such as those I and other clinicians treat daily. The administration refusal to dialogue for years with mainstream activists and their own students on the matter naturally enough results in additional consequences at the hands of less patient activists."
Vivisection, or experimentation on animals, is not only an evil that is perpetrated on millions of innocent animals, but is also scientifically fraudulent. While 20,000 children worldwide die every month from the effects of unclean water, vivisectors in University of California laboratories are wasting money addicting primates to crystal methamphetamines, gluing coils to the globes of their eyes and doing other inhumane and painful experiments on other species of animals, including cats, dogs, pigs, mice and birds. In a civilized society, and with better alternatives to animal experimentation, US academia should be on the fore-front of good, solid, non-animal-based research that could save the lives of children and adults alike. Instead, greedy "scientists"continue business as usual by mutilating non-human animals; it seems that until they begin doing ethical and scientifically-valid non-animal research, vivisectors will continue to be a target for those who are moral, courageous and heroic.
Contact: Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD
Animal Liberation Press Office
6320 Canoga Avenue #1500
Woodland Hills, CA 91367