UCLA Targeted for Torturing AnimalsThe University of California is notorious for torturing animals for no reason and supporting the US war machine. Caring people continue their efforts to expose the organization's crimes.
As UCLA spent the day in a Santa Monica Courtroom securing a temporary watered-down restraining order against legal protesters, the Animal Liberation Front(ALF) coincidently issued an anonymous communique taking credit for the latest attack on infamous primate killer Edythe London. London is widely despised for her abusive treatment of non-human primates, including those she addicts to nicotine and methamphetamines in gruesome, redundant and useless experiments in UCLA laboratories.
The communique reads in part:
“Edyth London, you and your work are deplorable. You are given paychecks in exchange for addicting primates, the closest kin that the human species knows, to numerous sickeningly addicting drugs like crystal meth. For forcing these innocent and sensitive beings to suffer through a type of hell that they would never encounter if it wasn’t for your deranged science you deserve to know true justice. This is why on February 3rd 2008 we left an incendiary device at your house at 1246 Shadybrook in Beverly Hills. Edyth, the fire that night was exactly the size we wanted it to be. It was just a little outreach because we want to see you make the sound ethical choice to stop vivisecting primates. We know what we are doing and fires can be much larger. Edyth, your secrets are very ugly and the spotlights on them are getting brighter. You make us sick and you inspire us into action Edyth. As each day begins and nothing that you own is burning consider yourself lucky. Now is the time to stop vivisecting. We don’t back down. Ever. ”
While high-priced UCLA lawyers spent Thursday morning arguing that five above ground picketers working with the UCLA Primate Freedom Project should be “restrained” from focused demonstrations 50 feet from private residences (already a local law in most jurisdictions), it was business as usual for other activists planning further protests for the upcoming weekend. Strangely enough, the clandestine activists of the Animal Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Brigade didn’t bother to arrive in court; it seems unlikely a civil restraining order will deter them much.
Meanwhile, the lawsuit filed by activists in federal court 2 months ago threatens to take some of the wind out of UC Regents, who may see a large sum of money going activists’ way. Attorney Christine Garcia filed the suit on behalf of activists, charging UCLA with ten causes of action, including depriving them of their constitutional rights to free speech.
Animal Liberation Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD: “UCLA accomplished absolutely nothing in court today; underground activists will probably never even know the restraining order exists, and all but five picketers can continue their protests against the atrocities being committed by primate vivisectors on the UCLA campus. Even the five activists named in the TRO have been given such limited restrictions that they will barely notice the difference.