Domestic violence hearings rarely draw a crowd, but when U researcher
Audie Leventhal was in court yesterday a handful of protestors
Leventhal, who was in court on domestic abuse charges, is one among
four U researchers who have been targeted by the group Utah Primate
Freedom for their "horrendous" experiments on primates. Leventhal, who
plead not guilty to the domestic abuse charge, could not be reached
for comment on this article.
Demonstrators decked in black carried signs outside the court building
stating, "Audie Leventhal abuses alcohol, animals and his wife."
The organization alleges that a group of U researchers who they refer
to as the "filthy four" are conducting horrible acts in the name of
science that will one day be likened to Nazi war crimes and slavery.
They claim that the research has yielded no cures and has resulted in
the deaths of hundreds of primates.
Members of Utah Primate Freedom staged four separate protests outside
the homes of U researchers in the month of October alone, generally
late at night.