Dr. Steven Best, author of this new OpEd, of Univ. of Texas at El Paso has been one of the staunchest proponents of violence in the defense of animals, as has Dr. Jerry Vlasak who has also served as a spokesperson for the animal liberation movement. A series of recent attacks have been directed at researchers at California universities, causing the legislature to pass new laws.
Dr. Best OpEd http://www.opednews.com/articles/Who-s-Afraid-of-Jerry-Vlas-by-Steve-Best-090503-913.html
UCLA Researcher on the Use of Animals in Science http://articles.latimes.com/2007/nov/01/opinion/oe-london1
Animal Liberation Website http://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/AgainstALF/FusionCenters.htmm
Southern Poverty Law Center Profile on Animal Rights Movementhttp://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=212
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