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Fire at Home of UCLA Vivisector

February 6, 2008

UCLA Vivisector Gets Return Visit from Animal Liberationists
Fire Damages Home of Primate Vivisector Edythe London

Los Angeles- After promising to return if she continued torturing non-human primates in her UCLA laboratory, animal liberationists have again targeted the home of notorious primate vivisector Edythe London. According to the Los Angeles Times, an incendiary device damaged her home today; no one was home at the time. London was targeted by the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) last October for her role in torturing non-human animals to death in outdated and unnecessary experiments; in that incident, tens of thousands of dollars in damage was reported after her home was flooded by a garden hose. The ALF claimed to target London for her sadistic routine of addicting non-human primates to methamphetamine; she has also published data on primate addiction to nicotine, and addicting baby lambs to cocaine.

The communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office last October promised:
"One more thing Edythe, water was our second choice, fire was our first. We compromised because we in the ALF don't risk harming animals human and non human and we don't risk starting brush fires. It would have been just as easy to burn your house down Edythe. As you slosh around your flooded house consider yourself fortunate this time. We will not stop until UCLA discontinues its primate vivisection programe."

In an article last September in San Francisco Gate, London was critcized for her "secret" experiments at UCLA on cigarette smoking, as she is being funded by a $6 million dollar grant from Phillip Morris. Attempts to obtain more information by that periodical were met with documents so heavily redacted by UCLA that they were useless; London and UCLA had both refused to comment. London, a pharmacologist, has admitted publicly that her nicotine research on animals demonstrated there was so much inter-species variation in drug receptors, that no definitive statement could be made with regards to human effects of the drug.

Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD states: "London's research is a colossal waste of taxpayer money, and soliciting money from industry groups to study their retail products is considered unethical by most physicians interested in research that might help their patients. Of course, not being a clinician, London appears to have no interest in helping people, but instead derives pleasure in addicting primates to 'Crystal Meth' to further her own personal goals of academic and monetary enrichment. This recent attack should come as no surprise to London; I wouldn't be astonished if she remains a target until she stops her heinous experiments upon these innocent and unconsenting primates."

In recent months, activists legally picketing against UCLA primate vivisection have been met with unlawful obstruction and interference with their rights to exercise free speech activity by Santa Monica police including John Adams, a captain of the UCLA campus police who has threatened and harassed activists; a Federal lawsuit is pending in that matter. Underground organizations such as the ALF have historically stepped in when legal means of redress have been squelched; in all struggles throughout history, when individuals who protest are persecuted, those watching from the sidelines in frustration find themselves intervening.

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Contact: Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD
Animal Liberation Press Office
6320 Canoga Avenue #1500
Woodland Hills, CA 91367



February 5, 2008

Authorities are investigating a fire caused by a device left today at a house owned by a UCLA professor who conducts animal research -- the second time the house has been targeted in less than four months. The device was placed this morning on the front porch of a house owned by Edythe London, FBI officials in Los Angeles said.

London, a professor of psychiatry and bio-behavioral sciences and of molecular and medical pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, uses lab monkeys in her research on nicotine addiction.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed that officials with the Joint Terrorism Task Force were investigating the incident.

"It was ignited and caused damage to the property," Eimiller said. "No one was home at the time and nobody was hurt."

Eimiller said no one had claimed responsibility. But the agency is investigating the claim that the Animal Liberation Front used a garden hose to flood London's house Oct. 20 in an attempt to stop her animal experiments.


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