I just received the following press release from Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD, the Animal Liberation Press Office , 6320 Canoga Ave., #1500, Woodland Hills, CA 91367:
For Immediate Release September 23, 2008:
“In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claims to have set ablaze another UCLA van as part of their campaign to force the university to stop torturing and killing non-human primates in their laboratories.
“This is the second UCLA van to be burned recently; three other vans were stolen according to previous communiques in the past three months.
“The Los Angeles-area action comes on the heels of a Florida raid by the ALF that released caged monkeys destined for vivisection labs.
“The communique reads, in part:
“‘New classes, expensive books, oh, and burning vans. That’s right we are back to work. An incindiary (sic) device was left under a van in Acton, CA in the first hours of Thursday, Sept. 18th. Let’s hope it worked as well as the one in Irvine. Let’s also hope that the UCLA regents make some good choices so that we don’t have to keep doing this. We don’t want to have to go further but be assured that we will if need be. — ALF”’
I’m also against using non-human primates in medical research … BUT … I’m not going out and burning any vehicles about it. Burning the vans and the houses of animal experimenters and risking the killing of humans in the name of saving animals is the WRONG way to go about it.
And while we’re on the subject, how is it that these home-grown terrorists are allowed to get away with having their own Press Officer and Press Office? /Gary