Chris DeRose is a criminal. His crime is against the entire human race. Everyone who removes animals from ongoing experiments is guilty of murder. Their actions could result in the deaths of humans through delay in completion of the experiments and delay in application of the new medical treatment.
I used to work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and at one of this group's protests one of the protesters actually said to me that they would rather the experiments were done on their children than on animals.
When DeRose and his followers are willing to do without any medical diagnosis or treatment that has been developed or improved by animal experimentation, then and only then does he have the right to ask me to do the same.
JAMES H. STEWART, Panorama City