Chronicle of Higher Education Article Reveals Successes of
UCLA Security Costs $1.4 Million Annually,
Fewer Primates Tortured and Killed
In a recent article in the journal
Chronicle of Higher Education, an incredibly biased reporter, bought and
paid for by academia, manages nevertheless to provide a useful service for
those in the struggle against animal abuse and exploitation. Robin Wilson,
after interviewing two press officers of the North American Animal
LIberation Press Office, goes out of her way to avoid mentioning the degree
of animal suffering and the complete lack of scientific validity of the
ruthless experiments performed by David Jentsh and other vivisectors at
UCLA. Her single misquote taken from Press Officer Jerry Vlasak not only
deleted all reference to animal suffering at UCLA, but intentionally and
maliciously ignored his status as a physician in an obvious attempt to
undermine his credibility.
Fortunately, Ms. Wilson was able to
provide some useful information for activists engaged in a campaign to halt
the needless suffering inflicted by sadistic pseudo-scientists, poorly
informed hacks interested only in advancing their own careers as they secure
additional funding for their institution. To wit:
UCLA is spending 1.4 million dollars every year on security for the
vivisectors who torture and kill innocent, non-human animals in their
* Vivisector David Jentsch has
succeeded, in his self-serving pronouncements, in obtaining previously
unprecedented amounts of public attention on the abuse being carried out in
his and others' laboratories. The vast majority of the public is steadfastly
against hurting animals, especially sentient, intelligent beings such as
primates, when presented with the lack of scientific validity and shown the
suffering these animals endure.
* No one, scientist or
otherwise, can say with a straight face that making tweakers out of monkeys,
as Jentsch does by his own admission, will ever help humans who suffer
from addictive disorders. While thousands of addicts in the country go
untreated for lack of funding, Jentsch wastes millions of dollars, much of
it from taxpayers, on torturing animals to death so he can publish
irrelevant articles in obscure journals.
* UCLA receives
more than $1 billion per year in grants for research; 1300 of 5500 research
projects at the university involve the use of animals, none of whom have
presumably agreed to any form of informed consent. Jentsch himself is
wasting $4 million annually (taxpayer, NIH money) on his misguided and
heinous experiments on non-human primates.
animals are killed at UCLA every year. The sloppy reporter evidently takes
notorious UCLA officials at their word when they say only 21 non-human
primates are "used" at UCLA, with 15 of the 21 being in Jentsch' lab. The
reporter then goes on to state this is only half the number used in previous
years, failing to account for the hundreds of lemur monkeys recently
transferred from UCLA to an east coast institution when Lynn Fairbanks gave
up her research on them here.
* Wilson correctly notes that
Dario Ringach has stopped torturing primates and now "studies vision in
human subjects". Atta boy, Dario. But wait, he's "still angry and bitter".
* Can even this intellectually challenged
reporter really believe Jentsch when he whispers sweetly in her ear how much
he wants to let her see what he does in his laboratory behind locked doors,
but golly-heck, the UCLA administrators just won't let him.
* After his previous vehicle was destroyed by the Animal Liberation
Brigade, Jentsch is now driving a Volvo S80, and travels to work every
morning at 6 am to his top-floor office with only 2 locked doors and 3 video
cameras in the hallway. Really now, how hard could it be....according to the
article, even a mentally ill man and Janet Jackson seem to have no trouble
paying him a visit. Oh, and Jentsch carries mace with him and uses fake
names when registering in hotels.
* From a young age, Jentsch has enjoyed digging the brains out of squirrels, and radiating rats
before killing them. Lots of cures for human disease seems to have come out
of those projects as well.
* There are 2 birds, 2 dogs and
a hedgehog confined in Jentsch's house, all who could use a good home away
from a homicidal vivisector.
What is very clear from even this shoddy
reporting is that vivisectors like David Jentsch, Edythe London, Lynn
Fairbanks, Stephanie Groman, Nelson Friemer, Joaquin Fuster and Dario
Ringach can no longer carry on the unnecesary, unethical and inhumane
torture of innocent beings in secrecy. The whole world is learning of their
infliction of tremendous pain on intelligent, emotional beings whose only
crime was being captured and confined in a UCLA laboratory. Sooner or later,
enough will be deemed enough, and these perpetrators will be brought to
justice, just as Sigmund Rascher, a German SS doctor was. Rascher's deadly
experiments on humans, planned and executed in the Nazi concentration camp
of Dachau, were judged inhumane and criminal during the Nuremberg Trials; he
was executed April 26, 1945.
In the meantime, activists can assure
themselves that their efforts are paying off; if even a portion of the facts
in this story are correct, it validates activists' tactics and achievements
in making the abuse of animals more costly and dangerous for the evil men
and women who insist on putting their own careers and greed over the
suffering and lives of innocent animals.
Read the Chronicles story