You've been corresponding with one of my
associates, Ricky Setticase, as documented at
http://biteclubkc.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/258/ and below.
are still awaiting the green light to come into the KUMC vivisection labs.
Please let us know when we can come to observe and document the 'ethical
research' that our tax money funds. We'd like to invite the media as well.
Senior Editor and Founder of Thomas
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Founder of Bite Club of
Watch the video at
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your health, for nonhuman animals and for the Earth!
'Ethical' enslavement and
torture of sentient, intelligent, and social beings'
BY FRIENDS OF DARIO RINGACH/UCLA PRO-TORTURE (image furnished by animal
Posted by Jason Miller
Camille Marino's deconstruction of a UCLA vivisector's
article describing 'responsible research with monkeys' (click on the link
below) serves nicely to address The University of Kansas Medical Center's
concerns that 'materials publicly distributed in the Kansas City area by
protestors contained gross inaccuracies.' Meanwhile, we patiently await
access to the laboratories at KU Med Center so that we can observe and video
their 'ethical' enslavement and torture of sentient, intelligent, and social
beings. (See Ricky Setticase's email exchange with KUMC below).
Excerpted from DARIO RINGACH POSTS AN UNBELIEVABLE BLOG ON
SPEAKING OF RESEARCH by Camille Marino:
Dario Ringach posted an essay on
Speaking of Research, A look at responsible research with monkeys, in which
he states that the images of injured animals activists publicize are either
decades old or from other countries. Yet, the 'humane' footage he provides
is from a foreign country ' the UCLA dungeon is off-limits . He will not
acknowledge that every single time an activist gains access to a lab, new
horrors are continually exposed ' EVERY SINGLE TIME. But I now realize that
Ringach is incapable of recognizing sadism. He truly is a sociopath and he,
as well as the rest of his murderous community, will never stop their
sadistic reign of their own accord.
And here is the email exchange between activist, Ricky
Setticase, and KUMC Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, Marcia J. Nielsen,
Subject: Gross Inconsistencies
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 22:59:51
From: Ricky Setticase
03 November 2009
Marcia J. Nielsen, PhD, MPH
Good day KU Medical.
Bite Club of KC protested Paul
Cheney of KU Medical during National Primate Liberation Week October 17-24
2009 for his enslavement and torture of monkeys in a brain mapping study.
The information promoted by Bite Club was provided by Michael Budkie and his
group Stop Animal Exploitation Now (
KU Medical spokes person stated that
Bite Club's information was full of 'gross inconsistencies.' So I am asking
you, Marcia, what are those inconsistencies?
I am also asking that
you 'open the doors' to Paul Cheney's 'research' and allow the public to
witness the vivisection. Would KU Medical be willing to co-produce a video
with Bite Club showing the 'research' of Paul Cheney highlighting the
enslavement of sentient monkeys while Paul has his way the restrained
I believe my tax dollars are funding Paul Cheney's 'torture
porn' research. I should therefore be allowed to see how my money is being
I look forward to hearing back from you or one of your staff.
At the least I hope you will outline those 'gross inconsistencies' you
provided in such general terms.
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From: Marcia Nielsen
To: Ricky Setticase
Jessica Taveau ; Stephanie Sharp
Sent: Mon, November 16, 2009 4:01:22 PM
Subject: Re: FW: Gross Inconsistencies
Marcia J. Nielsen, PhD, MPH
Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs
Office of External Affairs
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS
Executive Assistant Theresa Woolley
Dear Mr. Setticase:
Thank you for contacting us.
Materials publicly distributed in the Kansas City area by protestors
contained gross 'inaccuracies' ' the word I used and that media reported;
not 'inconsistencies.' They promoted false, misleading and inflammatory
statements. They impugned the integrity of our researchers, whom we know to
be trained professionals committed to finding cures and discovering medical
treatments that relieve suffering.
We provided corrections to media
and others, including the following:
Animal research plays a vital role
in medical advances for humans and animals. Practically every present-day
prevention treatment, cure and control of disease, pain and suffering is
based on knowledge attained through research with animals. This includes
Insulin for diabetics, blood transfusions, vaccinations, chemotherapy,
antibiotics, joint replacement and dialysis.
Primates do receive
anesthesia during research procedures; they are treated and monitored by
qualified veterinarians to prevent injury or disease.
The research is
performed under strict protocols set by national regulatory bodies and is
done for the purpose of developing cures and treatments for victims of
stroke and other neurological afflictions.
Researchers at the KU Medical
Center and around the world engage in this ethical research to learn more
about motor function loss, long-term cognitive impairments, to repair brain
injuries and to devise techniques to help stroke victims rehabilitate.
Results of the neurological procedures under attack by activists have
provided invaluable insight into the treatment and management of
neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and
traumatic brain injury, in addition to stroke.
We work hard to
maintain a clean, comfortable and respectful environment for the animals in
our research facilities. The facilities are overseen and reviewed by
professional and federal animal care regulatory agencies.
From: Ricky Setticase
Sent: Monday, November 16,
2009 6:03 PM
To: Marcia Nielsen; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Jessica Taveau;
Stephanie Sharp; Jason Miller
Subject: Re: Gross Inconsistencies (KU
Thanks for the reply, Marcia. Sorry for
inaccurately quoting the news article and thank you for the correction.
So are me and my Bite Club colleagues invited to video tape this 'clean,
comfortable and respectful environment for the animals?' Can Bite Club, on
behalf of the animals, witness this 'valuable' research in action? Will KU
Medical open its doors to dispell the so called myths promoted by animal
I know research facilities are 'overseen and reviewed by
professional and federal animal care regulatory agencies' but so are meat
processing plants and we have all seen the video footage from animal
activists showing regulatory agencies turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to
I hope you will extend an open hand to Bite Club and I look
forward to your invitation.