PASADENA - Animal rights activists Monday gathered in front of the Caltech campus to protest primate research at the institute.
Organized by animal rights groups Stop Animal Exploitation Now and Last Chance for Animals, as part of "National Primate Liberation Week," the protestors focused their demonstration largely on Richard Andersen, the James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience at Caltech, who has received federal grant money to do research into the visual nervous systems of monkeys.
"Hey Andersen, what do you say? How many animals did you kill today?" and "Tax dollars down the drain! Vivisection is to blame!" the protesters chanted.