While a spokesman said he didn’t know who committed the act, the Animal Liberation Front called the attacks a “necessary” act, just like those who fought against civil rights injustices. Spokesman Dr. Jerry Vlasak showed no remorse for the family or children who were targeted.
“If their father is willing to continue risking his livelihood in order to continue chopping up animals in a laboratory than his children are old enough to recognize the consequences,” said Vlasak, a former animal researcher, who is now a trauma surgeon. “This guy knows what he is doing. He knows that every day that he goes into the laboratory and hurts animals that it is unreasonable not to expect consequences.”
The Santa Cruz Police Department said it was “unconscionable” for anyone to defend such acts.
As someone who works in the pharmaceutical industry, I agree.Â This kind of research not only help people, but animals as well.Â Every drug on the market today was tested on animals (and people too, which the ALF loonies never seem to mention).
Authorities suspect that an animal rights group created the list, which warned: “Animal abusers everywhere beware; we know where you live; we know where you work; we will never back down until you end your abuse.”
Any biomedical researcher in the Philadelphia area who would like to learn how to defend yourself with a firearm, send me an e-mail.
Hat Tip to Thirdpower