Over thirty years ago the ALF exposed the horrors of vivisection when it
expropriated sixty hours of audio- and videotape of footage shot by
researchers inside the University of Pennsylvania's Head Injury Clinic in
The footage, released as a 26 minute film produced by
PETA called "Unnecessary Fuss," shows the researchers mocking and laughing
at baboons as brain damage is inflicted on them with a hydraulic device.
(The title of the film comes from a statement made by the head of the
lab, neurosurgeon Thomas Gennarelli, to The Globe and Mail newspaper before
the raid. Gennarelli declined to describe his research because, he said, it
had "the potential to stir up all sorts of unnecessary fuss ...")
a result of the publicity generated by "Unnecessary Fuss," the lab was
closed, the chief veterinarian fired and the university placed on probation.
Sadly, though, Gennarelli continues to practice elsewhere.
You can view "Unnecessary Fuss" here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0BEA79A8CB922B88
Find a detailed account of the ALF raid in Ingrid Newkirk's book, "For