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UCLA Vivisector Gets Heat for Animal Abuse

June 28, 2007
 UCLA Vivisector Gets Heat for Animal Abuse

 His BMW is Firebombed to Protest Useless and Cruel Experiments on Non-human Primates

 Los Angeles- In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, activists claimed to have incinerated the luxury automobile of UCLA primate vivisector Arthur Rosenbaum. Claiming to have witnessed abuse of the highly intelligent animals personally, the activists went on to threaten Rosenbaum with some of the same cruel and useless atrocities he perpetrates on innocent primates in his laboratory.

 Rosenbaum's current NIH grant claims he is artificially creating the eye disfigurement known as "strabismus" - or severe cross-eyedness - in monkeys. This study, by its nature, requires the use of unanesthetized, fully conscious monkeys, utilizing a device used to restrain them while they are forced to perform visual tasks. Quoting from his NIH Grant Number: 5R03EY015247-03, "non-human primates...will perform visual tasks in this environment, while eye position and muscle force output can be recorded. Eye position is accurately obtained through pickup of an implanted scleral search coil in generated differential electromagnetic fields. Muscle force is directly measured with implanted muscle force transducers (MFT). The lateral rectus muscle will be temporarily dennervated through metered injections of Botox, and will be stimulated with implanted electrodes using the MFT frame as a platform."

Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD explains: "The research protocol calls for restraining monkeys in a device that keeps their heads from moving, while metallic coils are glued to their sclerae to allowing tracking of their eye movements. This is an inordinately cruel experiment purporting to study a usually self-limiting disease that can readily be studied in volunteer humans. I hope Rosenbaum stops his cruel and useless experiments."

The communique reads in part: [A] gallon of fuel was placed and set a light under the right front corner of Arthur Rosenbaums large white shiney BMW. He and his wife Sandy, living at 465 Loring avenue in la, are the target of rebellion for the vile and evil things he does to primates at UCLA. We have seen by our own eyes the torture on fully conscious primates in his lab. We have heard their whimpers and screeches of pain. Seeing this drove one of us to rush out and vomit. We have seen hell and its in Rosenbaums lab. For more information or to read the full communique, visit www.animalliberationpressoffice.org .

Contact: Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD
 (818) 227-5022
 North American Animal Liberation Press Office
 www.animalliberationpressoffice.org
 press@animalliberationpressoffice.org 


excerpt from an anonymous communique:

"130am on the twenty fourth of june: 1 gallon of fuel was placed and set alight under the right front corner of Arthur Rosenbaums large white shiney BMW.
He and his wife Sandy, living at 465 loring avenue in la, are the targets of rebellion for the vile and evil things he does to primates at UCLA. We have seen by our own eyes the torture on fully conscious primates in his lab. We have heard their whimpers and screeches of pain. Seeing this drove one of us to rush out and vomit. We have seen hell and it's in Rosenbaums lab.
[. . . .]
Demonstrators need to realize that just demonstrating won't stop this kind of evil. Look up Arthur Rosenbaum to find out about his experiments from two thousand four through two thousand seven.
animal liberation brigade"
 



(CBS) LOS ANGELES The attempted firebombing of a UCLA researcher's BMW
is being investigated Thursday as a terrorist act, authorities said.

Arthur Rosenbaum's BMW was set on fire Sunday in front of his home at 465 Loring Ave., said Dr. Jerry Vlasak of The North American Animal Liberation Press Office.

However, the attempt was being investigated by the Los Angeles Joint
Terrorism Task Force, which includes the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Los Angeles fire and police departments and UCLA police, she said.

The animal activists said Rosenbaum conducts abusive experiments on monkeys and should be subjected to "some of the same cruel and useless
atrocities he perpetrates on innocent primates in his laboratory."

They said one of his experiments involves restraining monkeys in a device that keeps their heads from moving and gluing metallic coils to their eyeballs to track their eye movements. The experiment allegedly leaves them cross-eyed.

"This is an inordinately cruel experiment purporting to study a usually self-limiting disease that can readily be studied in volunteer humans," Vlasak said. "I hope Rosenbaum stops his cruel and useless experiments."

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