March 26th UCLA demo wrap up!

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KCET Public television reporters and cameras spent the whole day following activists around Los Angeles, filming a segment for the series SoCal Connected. Activists were interviewed and the KCET reporters got a first hand look at the passion and the enthusiasm picketers have with their continuing campaign against UCLA Primate Vivisectors. The segment will be aired Thursday at 9:00 pm, Friday at 8:30 pm, Saturday at 6:00 pm and Sunday at 6:30 pm (check your local listings for public television’s KCET channel.)


The anti- UCLA primate vivisection campaign has gotten a great deal of publicity (VERY BAD FOR UCLA AND THEIR VIVISECTORS!) Activists have been “shining a light” and exposing UCLA primate vivisectors for who they really are: gross, disgusting, perverted monsters. Never before has primate vivisection been in the media in Los Angeles like it’s been with this campaign, and never before have so many vivisectors and graduate students around the nation been privy to it, wondering when will it come to THEIR university, and rethinking their sick participation in such an immoral, unethical and evil assassination of primates.

First stop on the demos was the notorious mouthpiece for primate vivisection (along with his buddy Dario Ringach), David (“eyebrows”) Jentsch. Neither of these two men are physicians (they could have NEVER made it through medical school) so their entire self-esteem is built on lying about the science of gluing coils to the eyes of primates or injecting them with high doses of PCP and methamphetamines. (Ringach has stopped doing primate research, but still has to support it or he’ll be fired by UCLA.)

The KCET team filmed not only the activists picketing, but also interviewed some picketers and one of the attorneys handling the Federal lawsuit four activists brought against the UCLA Regents and the UCLA “secret” campus police thugs. This suit includes named campus thugs at UCLA such as captain John Adams and a dope named Littlestone (aka Little-Dick.) Although the UCLA campus cops still think they are above the law, and think they are scaring activists, their unprofessional and incompetent behavior has just made activists MORE determined to continue going out to demo’s and has brought activists the attention of KCET, Channel 7 EyeWitness News, Los Angles Magazine and a host of other media outlets who would probably NOT have been interested in the campaign had it not been for their egregious and ludicrous behavior. So picketers say, BRING IT ON! Keep coming out and making complete fools of yourselves UCLA; we and the animals LOVE the extra attention you’re getting for our campaign!

Next stop was Joaquin Fuster, who seems to really enjoy inflicting pain and suffering on rhesus monkeys, so terrified to be enslaved in steel cages they clutch each other shaking in fear. Fuster is allegedly studying “human attention, perception and memory”, but he hasn’t noticed, perceived or remembered that torturing monkeys will never help him understand humans!! Fuster recently requested increased water deprivation for the monkeys, stating “At the present deprivation limit, the animals are simply not sufficiently motivated to learn and perform the experimental tasks.”

Fuster experiments on fully conscious monkeys who are forced into body restraint devices from which they cannot escape, while metal bolts are implanted into their skulls and electrodes inserted into their brains. The primates are deprived of water for 22 hours a day, and the maximum amount of water they are given for the remaining 2 hours is a mere 350 ml. Fuster has done disgusting and perverse things to primates for over fifty years; it’s time he stops his monstrous behavior.

A whacked-out neighbor of Fuster’s used his waterhose to try and assault activists (we can’t say anymore about this since it is under investigation, with both criminal and civil actions planned against the perpetrator.) This “Hoser’s” attempts to assault activists is not going to work; in fact activists will NEVER BACK DOWN until UCLA primate vivisectors stop their torture, mutilation and assassination of primates. KCET couldn’t believe the courage of activists who stand up to stupid, uneducated rednecks like this neighbor.

Last on the picket roster for the day was Edythe London. London spends YOUR tax dollars addicting primates to high doses of crystal methamphetamines and nicotine, utilizing a grant by Phillip Morris Tobacco Company. She and her husband (a second rate attorney, Abraham “Skullet” Wagner) are both sick and disgusting, but picketers will not be deterred, even if Wagner looks like an ugly Rif Raf from the Rocky Horror Picture Show! The legal observer at the picket noticed that London’s husband, Wagner, was CHEWED OUT by the judge at the last Federal lawsuit hearing for doing such a awful job on a motion he filed with the court. We guess London and Rif Raf were made for each other; they both look like bizarre caricatures of what a human normally looks like. Their bad karma is going to come back to them ten fold!

Picketers got a lot of footage of children playing around the picketers and asking the picketers very intelligent questions. Picketers LOVE videotaping all the little kids who they have conversations with. These kids totally “get it.” One teenager told picketers about how rotten the UCLA campus police are to him just for riding through UCLA on his bike! The picketer replied that “That’s what makes these “keystone cops” think they’re big and tough: giving little kids a hard time for riding their bike through campus! Seriously now…

All in all it was a great day for picketers and the primates who they speak out on behalf of.

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11 Responses to March 26th UCLA demo wrap up!

  1. PTfS says:

    Public television reporters and cameras spent the afternoon following activists around Los Angeles, filming a segment for the series SoCal Connected. These interviews follow from an extended set of interviews with UCLA Professors, as the story will feature the efforts of these scientists to make life-saving discoveries, despite the vitriolic attacks of animal rights extremist groups. During the filming, the picketers had another opportunity to show themselves for the lunatics they are; now, with the help of public television, the rest of the local community can witness their pathetic behavior and join in condemning it. The segment will be aired in forthcoming weeks.

    The anti-UCLA campaign has gotten a great deal of publicity thanks to the efforts of Pro-Test for Science (VERY BAD FOR THOSE WHO ENGAGE IN OBSCENE AND CRAVEN PICKETS IN UCLA SCIENTISTS’ NEIGHBORHOODS). Activists have been “shining a light” and exposing UCLA researchers for who they really are: good people who have given their careers to curing disease, saving lives and enhancing our understanding of biology. Never before has primate research been in the media in Los
    Angeles like it’s been during this campaign, and never before have so many scientists and graduate students around the nation been able to understand that open and consistent advocacy in support of science and scientists is something the broader society wants to hear about and support. Pro-Test for Science continues to focus public attention on this important subject.

    First stop for the focused pickets was the home of one of the founders of Pro-Test for Science (along with his buddy Dario Ringach), David Jentsch. Neither of these two men are physicians (instead they earned doctorates in institutions like the Yale University School of Medicine and New York University); like so many medical researchers, they participate in the research effort that generates virtually all knowledge of basic physiology upon which medical practice is based. In addition, they teach medical students in order to give them the knowledge they will need in their future career. Ringach has stopped doing primate research, but his projects are now being conducted by other scientists around the country, and he remains a powerful advocate for humane, responsible animal-based research. Jentsch’s work continues, unaffected by activist attempts to stop it.

    The public television team filmed the activists engaged in their focused pickets, and they also interviewed one of the attorneys handling the criminal case of several picketers arrested in May of 2010 for blatantly, repeatedly and intentionally violating Municipal Codes that prohibit focused pickets in the Los Angeles city limits. Although the deluded protesters think they are above the law, they will have their day in court and walk away with fines and preferably jail time! The coverage by the media outlets – all of whom are only taping protesters in the context of a story which is fundamentally about the value of research being conducted at UCLA – will contribute to expose the picketers threatening, obscene and sociopathic behavior. So researchers say, BRING IT ON! Keep protesting in public and making complete fools of yourselves in front of the cameras; we LOVE the exposure that your campaign of hate is getting!

    Next stop was the home of Joaquin Fuster, one of the world’s most eminent cognitive neuroscientists; his research focuses on “attention, perception and memory”. Dr. Fuster’s work, which has been recognized by countless of the world’s top science awards and honors, has generated knowledge fundamental to our understand of how the human brain creates and utilizes memories in the service of decision-making and planning!! Fuster recently retired from a long and illustrious career at UCLA, but picketers don’t do their homework, so they don’t know anything about who is engaged in what research at UCLA (or anywhere, for that matter).

    Last on the picket roster for the day was Edythe London. London is one of the nation’s leading addiction researchers; her studies currently focus on the development of treatments for methamphetamine and tobacco dependence. Her work at UCLA focuses exclusively on human subjects, but she collaborates with animal researchers like Jentsch so that the value of the studies in monkeys and rats can be informative of the human studies (and vice versa). Picketers were surprised by dozens and dozens of signs posted by neighbors telling them that they, and their campaign, is not wanted, so – in fitting with their maturity level – picketers stole or defaced the signs.

    Picketers got a lot of footage of children playing and asking very intelligent questions the picketers were unable to understand or answer. The protesters LOVE videotaping all the little kids who they have conversations with so that they can threaten and harass them and their families if they stand up to the whacked out protesters and continue posting signs supporting science! The neighbors totally “get it.”

    All in all it was a great day for scientists that are being illegally harassed by these picketers. The more people get to view the obscenity of their behavior, the more they will realize that the they need to support UCLA and its researchers.

    • marcela says:

      your defense of the scientists targeted by these protests consists of outlining the benefits of their research for humans, and ignores the effect of this research on the experimental subjects. you seem to believe that the contribution of a science paper on a medical topic justifies imprisoning animals, subjecting them to uncomfortable and painful restraints and procedures, depriving them of their family/social units, and stealing babies from their mothers. while i don’t villainize scientists conducting research as sadistic (most of them likely aren’t sadists after all) or gleeful animal oppressors, i do find it indefensible to subject weaker animals than ourselves to tests we would not subject humans to simply because they are weaker and because they are different from us (i.e., non-human). i don’t think the issue is whether one is for or against science – there are plenty of anti-animal testers who are scientists – but whether one believes humans have the moral right to exploit animals the way they do for their own purposes.

      if humans were unexpectedly subjected by a more powerful population to experimental tests involving living in cages, being medicated for conditions the human doesn’t suffer from, suffering surgery and other invasive procedures which harm rather than benefit the human, perhaps you would hope for a group among the oppressors who were compassionate and fair-minded enough to defend the rights of humans.

    • ptfs supporter says:

      Brilliant!

  2. Anastasia says:

    Oh, Pro-Test, why do you bother? You’re not changing anyone’s mind.

  3. For the Animals says:

    Dear Pro-Torture,

    Your “science” is and never will be “beneficial” to society, both human and non-human. For plenty of examples of what your “research” has accomplished, please search the following drugs, remember — all tested “safe on animals”: NXY-059 for stroke, Opren (Oraflex), Bextra (valdecoxib), Vioxx (Rofecoxib), Mibefradil (Posicor), Astemizole (Hismanal), Baycol (Cerivastatin), Raplon (Rapacuronium phenylpropanolamine), Propulsid (Cisapride), Rezulin (Troglitazone), Bromfenac (Xibrom), Seldane (Terfenadine), Grepafloxacin (Raxar), Etretinate (Tegison), Levomethadyl (Orlaam), Pemoline (Cylert), Pergolide (Permax), Tegaserod (Zelnorm), AN1792 for Alzheimer’s, Suprofen, Practolol, Fenoterol, Dexfenfluramine, and last but not least, Zimeldine.

    Such pharmaceuticals are the extensions of what you and other vivisectors call “vital research” and what you so wrongfully call “science”. All the listed drugs above were pulled from the shelves after they were deemed “safe” after animal testing. You continue to lie to the public that you’re “helping humans” so that you may pull in more NIH grants, waste tax payer money to enslave and exploit innocent beings and write useless journals on how you torture primates.

    Fuster deprives primates of the basic need for hydration for 22 hours. Jentsch and London repeatedly inject drugs into non-consenting and innocent primates to induce an unnatural psychosis. How is that not torture? If one replaced primates with non-consenting human babies in these heinous experiments, the person responsible would be charged with neglect, voluntary manslaughter and/or first degree murder. Under the guise of “science”, all of you carry out your psychotic experiments to make a name for yourself, killing hundreds to thousands of innocent animals and humans every year. Shame on you!

    What you, vivisectors, define as “science” is regressive and barbaric. There is NO legitimate reason to exploit animals and it will always be morally and ethically wrong, period. Addicting primates to meth, PCP and nicotine is sick, demented and sociopathic. Nazis and the SS experimented on Jewish people to study the effects of hypothermia, yet many would make the assertion that it was immoral, abhorrent and a crime against humanity. I bet you, too, will claim that you were “just doing your job” when you are sitting in front of the Tribunal.

  4. MNGyrl says:

    Interesting that you need to put the little disclaimer on the top of your blog here. Funny how the scientists don’t need to warn people about inciting violence in their blog posts and such. I can’t wait to see this on TV. I really want more people to actually *see* how crazy this group of people can get. Keep it up. The rest of us will continue to support our scientists because they do make life saving discoveries with their work and I for one am very grateful. Without some of their findings, some of my loved ones would not be here today contributing to our society in positive ways and keeping the process moving. To all the scientists, I thank you for all your work. Please do not let these hate-mongers deter you from your work. We support you.

  5. marcela says:

    MNGryl not sure who the ‘we’ is you’re referring to who support animal testers but it certainly doesn’t include a large number of scientists and doctors worldwide who question the validity of animal research for the human medicine.
    http://www.curedisease.net/news/040903.shtml indicates that more than 80% of GPs surveyed in the UK expressed concern over patient’s safety when animal research results are used to test treatment methods.

    Here’s a specific example of how animal-testing based research has failed to produce cures for humans while claiming the pain-ridden lives of countless rodents:
    “The history of cancer research has been a history of curing cancer in the mouse,’ said Dr. Richard Klausner, director of the National Cancer Institute. “We have cured mice of cancer for decades–and it simply didn’t work in humans.
    http://articles.latimes.com/1998/may/06/news/mn-4679

    As for the disclaimer on this blog, indicating that the blog articles are not an incitement to violence seems like a reasonable precaution when publishing material that could enrage people into attempting to rescue animals illegally or otherwise. The animal rights movement as a whole has an explicit goal of not committing violence, and you might find yourself hard-pressed to find examples of testers who have been physically attacked by animal defenders. Animal testers, on the other hand, are legally authorized to force animals into a state of imprisonment and often torturous conditions, VIOLENCE far worse than any inflicted by an animal rights activists on a human in the name of animal rights.

  6. PTfS says:

    Quotations from legitimate scientists appearing to show doubt regarding the value of animal research are few and far between; this is reflected by the fact that more than 9 out of 10 scientists across all disciplines (biology, physics, chemistry, etc) support the value of it (http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1276/science-survey). That said, the view of luminaries like Dr. Klausner must be taken seriously; so, let me add a quote, this time from the former NIH Director (meaning the boss of someone who was an Institute Director like Klausner) – Raynard Kington.

    “Animals used in federally-funded research benefit both human and animal health. Recently, domestic terrorists have targeted researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with acts of violence, including firebomb attacks against biomedical researchers and their families. Homes and vehicles were burned. These acts against researchers and institutions who use animals in their research are intolerable. Research using animals funded by NIH is based on the health needs of the nation and is held to rigorous standards. These senseless acts not only threaten the individuals and their families, but endanger the health of the entire nation.

    In order that scientists can provide effective and essential treatments for people who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and addiction—diseases that can devastate patients, families, and communities across the nation—scientists need to study brain function. Sadly, the scientists working on these devastating diseases are the most often targeted by terrorists. These scientists are investigating the underlying complex processes of addiction, impulsive behavior, learning, memory, and attention in animals, in order to help discover treatments and cures. Mental illness and the illnesses of addiction to alcohol, nicotine and illegal substances have a huge impact on individuals, families, and coworkers, costing America more than half a trillion dollars a year in combined medical, economic, criminal, and social impact.

    It is important that everyone know that all animals used in federally-funded research, are protected by laws, regulations, and policies to ensure they are used in the smallest numbers possible and with the greatest commitment to their comfort and welfare. The search for cures for devastating diseases depends on cumulative evidence gained from quality research. The appropriate use of animals in medical research has enabled the development of successful therapies and preventive measures for a wide- range of human diseases such as polio, Parkinson’s disease, and hepatitis A and B.

    Federally-supported scientists are accountable, from the time they first plan their research to the time the research is completed, to protect the welfare of animals in their research. NIH insists on the highest standards of animal care and scientific merit in all activities it supports, and oversees federal regulations protecting the welfare of laboratory animals.

    Terrorist acts against our nation’s biomedical researchers, the men and women who devote their lives to biomedical research are unconscionable. The NIH stands firmly in support of the biomedical research it funds to advance the health of the Nation and the world.

    Terrorism is not expression of opinion nor point of view—it is a violation of law. Terrorism at its most obvious and visible immediately destroys life and property. However the more subtle but devastating toll will not be realized for some time—if more scientists, fearing for themselves and their families, leave their research. Irretrievable time will be lost in finding as yet undiscovered treatments and cures. ”

    http://www.nih.gov/about/director/04172009_statement_terrorism.htm

    How about a statement from the American Academy of Neurologists – the chief professional society of practicing neurologist physicians in this country?

    “In recognition of the need for the appropriate and humane use of animals in research, and in response to the growing pressure from other organizations that would deny Americans the health benefits evolving from animal research, the American Academy of Neurology, as a professional society including basic and clinical researchers and caregivers, endorses and supports the appropriate and responsible use of animals as experimental subjects. Neurologic researchers have an obligation to contribute to continued progress in the treatment of diseases of the brain and nervous system through responsible and humane research on animals. Preventing the appropriate use of animals in research would deprive humans and animals of the benefits of research and would thus be unethical.”

    http://www.aan.com/globals/axon/assets/3275.pdf

    How about the American Medical Association?

    “Support for Use of Animals in Teaching, Product Safety Testing and Research
    The AMA: (1) reaffirms its unequivocal endorsement for the humane care, treatment and proper stewardship of animals in research as reflected in current laws and regulations; (2) supports continued work with other organizations to develop programs to educate physicians and the public regarding the benefits of the use of animals in research; (3) supports continued efforts to defend and promote the use of animals in meaningful research, product safety testing, and teaching programs; (4) condemns illegal acts by the so-called “animal liberationists”; (5) supports the policy of obtaining animals for medical research and education from animal control units, and the studying of ways to ensure that the animals used are indeed unwanted and abandoned; (6) affirms its commitment to the pursuit of alternative models for research where appropriate; and (7) encourages physician involvement in public policy issues concerned with the use of animals in research in order to insure the optimum environment for the creation of new knowledge to better diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. ”

    AMA Policy H-460.985

    The list goes on and on. But the summary is: if you are legitimate, educated and rationale scientist or physician, you almost certainly support animal-based research.

  7. marcela says:

    There’s no doubt that animal testing is status quo in the U.S., and widely supported by its scientific establishment. However, I most definitely don’t agree that virtually all legitimate physicians support animal-testing based research. I’m not sure whether anyone’s conducted this type of study in the U.S., but the study you cited that you’re basing your stat on does not include physicians (and does include scientists who likely have no clue about animal based research since they are in physics and chemistry etc.) A survey of U.K. doctors showed 82% are concerned about animal data being misleading when applied to humans. But they are much more likely to know about the failures of animal testing for human medicine, like the broadly lethal Vioxx catastrophe, along with a host of others
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2006/may/05/highereducation.uk

    Your quotes above are essentially rhetorical, in the sense that express support for animal testing without citing any supporting statistics at all whatsoever. As much as you’d like to discredit the Dr. Klausner statement I made earlier, it is a FACTUAL claim in that it summarizes the results of cancer research over an extended period of time (i.e., a cure for cancer in mice was found for decades and the research proved useless for humans.)

    As for the AMA, have a history of taking advantage of whatever disempowered group of test subjects exists at the time. Here’s a little blurb about the head of the AMA in 1876 spearheading the use of female slaves in repeated gynecological surgery experiments:
    http://www.directblackaction.com/museum/shmuseum/sims.htm
    Now that there aren’t slaves to provide a large population of experimental subjects researchers use animals.

    At any rate, I don’t deny that there can be benefit to humans in subjecting animals to animal testing. My opposition to animal testing is driven by my ethics and compassion. I see the suffering of the animals imprisoned for testing as unjust and a misuse of human power.

  8. PTfS says:

    I am glad that you don’t deny that there can be a benefit to humans in subjecting animals to animal testing (your word for SCIENCE). My support for animal testing is driven by my ethics and compassion for humans – our parents, children, lovers and friends – some of whom are destined for miserable and ultimately preventable deaths. I see the suffering of these people – when science has an answer to their condition – as unjust, and I believe that scientists must continue their efforts to address it.

    To deny them the advantages science has to offer is a crime against humanity.

    The beliefs of billions of good, decent and honorable people – scientists, physicians and average citizens from every walk of life alike – are in my corner. That is not because it’s the status quo. It’s because it is right.

    • marcela says:

      Animal testing a word for science? Animal testing is a method of research currently used in some branches of science. Slave testing happened decades ago, and not long ago U.S. doctors conducted studies on disabled people (http://www.americanscientist.org/science/pub/past-medical-testing-on-humans-revealed.) Should I refer to these types of testing as another term for science as well?

      There are plenty of scientists and physicians who believe alternatives to animal testing exist, so they certainly wouldn’t agree that ‘science’ requires animal testing (let alone suggest the two terms are synonymous.) Here’s some of what the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has to offer on the subject:
      http://www.pcrm.org/resch/anexp/
      They are legitimate, practicing physicians opposed to animal testing and advocating for alternative methods of research.

      As for popular opinion, it looks like in the U.S. the public is split on the issue of animal testing, at least according to the study you cited earlier (52% which with a sample this size is not significantly different from 50%). This figure likely drops significantly if you ask people what they think of animal testing for cosmetics, at least in Europe it certainly does, with the entire continent on track for legalizing a ban on animal testing for cosmetics. So maybe the waves of popular sentiment aren’t so clearly on your side after all.

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