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February 2, 1995
Whereas I don't have time to write you the thank you letter you deserve, I wanted you to know how very much I (and others like me who volunteer countless hours, days, weeks and years picking up the wretched pieces of other people's irresponsibility, ignorance and stupidity re animal abuse and neglect) appreciate your coverage of this issue in your informative and heartbreaking article ("Dogged By Doubt," Jan. 15). ELAINE LIVESSEY-FASSEL Los Angeles To trivialize the act of pet theft by comparing the work of Last Chance For Animals with "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" is to trivialize violence.
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September 23, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chris Williams has been fishing for thresher shark and swordfish long enough to know that one whale can ruin a day's work. A commercial fisherman from Oxnard, Williams, 35, is one of about 80 active drift gill net fishers in Southern California who run the risk of getting in the way of whales and other marine mammals every time they unfurl one of their gargantuan nets.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1987
It is precisely because the higher animals, especially the vertebrates, are not radically different creatures from human beings that we are able to use their bodies for the betterment of humanity. How would Carlsen like to live in a world without insulin, vaccines, and antibiotics? I agree that there is no reason to inflict unnecessary suffering on any living being, but without animal experimentation progress in medicine would almost stop. EWING SELIGMAN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1997
In his condemnation of the upcoming animal rights convention in Washington (Column Right, June 19), Cal Thomas made numerous false and misleading statements about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The facts are these: PETA neither supports nor commits "terrorist" acts. We may sit down in a fur designer's office in peaceful civil disobedience, but the most "violent" thing we've ever done was toss a tofu-cream pie, vaudeville-style, at Ronald McDonald. We are dedicated to peacefully and lawfully exposing the abuse of animals in the food, clothing, experimentation and entertainment industries.
NEWS
April 25, 1985
An international medical research body issued non-binding guidelines intended to curtail vivisection, but the group's scientists stressed that they cannot do entirely without experiments on live animals. The guidelines, drafted in Geneva by the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences, call for an end to surgical experiments on unanesthetized animals and urge painless killing of injured guinea pigs. Widespread use of research animals calls for "ethical considerations," Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1992
In response to "Activists Protest Use of Pig Liver in Transplant," Oct. 16: I commend the courage of the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the family of Susan Fowler for daring to attempt the untried. I stand behind their decision 100%. I take exception to Bill Dyer's comment that costly procedures should be ceased in favor of basic health care for all. I believe there needs to be a balance and you can't play God by denying or not attempting treatment because of the cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989
Well, there's good news indeed when we learn (on Page 1, no less) that the medical establishment is finally on the defensive concerning animal use in experiments and testing ("Medical Field Defends Use of Animals in Lab," April 22). Thank you, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Animal Liberation Front, Transpecies Unlimited, Last Chance for Animals, the Culture and Animals Foundation and many, many more for having at last made visible to the general public, and to the media, the abomination of animal experimentation: its abuses, its ghastliness, its waste and cost in our tax dollars, in lives--both animal and human--its duplication of painful experiments because there is no centralized documentation of these tests, the pathetic lack of laws and regulations concerning the welfare of laboratory animals and, most importantly, the ethical and moral issues at the heart of the debate.
NEWS
February 16, 1995
In the Westside Letters of Feb. 5, Margot Lowe (in reference to the picture in a Jan. 15 Westside report on an animal rights group) implies that I (veterinarian John Young of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) am likely to do something painful to a "pet pig" without anesthesia. Margot asks, "Why don't you tell the real story?" The real story is that as a veterinarian, I am employed to ensure the health and welfare of all animals used for biomedical research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1997
In his condemnation of the upcoming animal rights convention in Washington (Column Right, June 19), Cal Thomas made numerous false and misleading statements about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The facts are these: PETA neither supports nor commits "terrorist" acts. We may sit down in a fur designer's office in peaceful civil disobedience, but the most "violent" thing we've ever done was toss a tofu-cream pie, vaudeville-style, at Ronald McDonald. We are dedicated to peacefully and lawfully exposing the abuse of animals in the food, clothing, experimentation and entertainment industries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1986 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
UC Irvine police arrested 10 animal rights activists who chained themselves to a door of the university's medical sciences complex Thursday to protest the use of animals in research. The protest was in conjunction with demonstrations against animal research nationwide, and about 160 people, including those at UC Irvine, were arrested on college campuses in the county. The California demonstrations resulted in 48 arrests at UCLA, 8 at USC, and 5 at UC San Diego.
NEWS
February 16, 1995
In the Westside Letters of Feb. 5, Margot Lowe (in reference to the picture in a Jan. 15 Westside report on an animal rights group) implies that I (veterinarian John Young of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) am likely to do something painful to a "pet pig" without anesthesia. Margot asks, "Why don't you tell the real story?" The real story is that as a veterinarian, I am employed to ensure the health and welfare of all animals used for biomedical research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
NEWS
February 2, 1995
Whereas I don't have time to write you the thank you letter you deserve, I wanted you to know how very much I (and others like me who volunteer countless hours, days, weeks and years picking up the wretched pieces of other people's irresponsibility, ignorance and stupidity re animal abuse and neglect) appreciate your coverage of this issue in your informative and heartbreaking article ("Dogged By Doubt," Jan. 15). ELAINE LIVESSEY-FASSEL Los Angeles To trivialize the act of pet theft by comparing the work of Last Chance For Animals with "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" is to trivialize violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1992
In response to "Activists Protest Use of Pig Liver in Transplant," Oct. 16: I commend the courage of the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the family of Susan Fowler for daring to attempt the untried. I stand behind their decision 100%. I take exception to Bill Dyer's comment that costly procedures should be ceased in favor of basic health care for all. I believe there needs to be a balance and you can't play God by denying or not attempting treatment because of the cost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989
Well, there's good news indeed when we learn (on Page 1, no less) that the medical establishment is finally on the defensive concerning animal use in experiments and testing ("Medical Field Defends Use of Animals in Lab," April 22). Thank you, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Animal Liberation Front, Transpecies Unlimited, Last Chance for Animals, the Culture and Animals Foundation and many, many more for having at last made visible to the general public, and to the media, the abomination of animal experimentation: its abuses, its ghastliness, its waste and cost in our tax dollars, in lives--both animal and human--its duplication of painful experiments because there is no centralized documentation of these tests, the pathetic lack of laws and regulations concerning the welfare of laboratory animals and, most importantly, the ethical and moral issues at the heart of the debate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1987
It is precisely because the higher animals, especially the vertebrates, are not radically different creatures from human beings that we are able to use their bodies for the betterment of humanity. How would Carlsen like to live in a world without insulin, vaccines, and antibiotics? I agree that there is no reason to inflict unnecessary suffering on any living being, but without animal experimentation progress in medicine would almost stop. EWING SELIGMAN Los Angeles
NEWS
March 22, 1987
After reading the article entitled, "Pets Reap Benefits of Human Medical Progress" (by Lynn Simross, March 8), I had to write in protest of your obvious and desperate attempt to continue to brainwash the public. The Los Angeles Times is notorious for systematically acting as a mouthpiece for the biomedical community while continuing to ignore the massive body of evidence against animal experimentation. In the above-mentioned article, it was stated that doctors and veterinarians should work together to find "cures" for human disease.
NEWS
April 24, 1986 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
Dr. Dan Hayes, James McGaugh and Dr. Lawrence Longo, have spent a good part of their lives probing the mysteries of human life. They contend, however, that there is a certain breed of the human species so inscrutable in its recklessness that they can't begin to fathom what makes it tick. Hayes is a researcher for the American Cancer Society, Longo for Loma Linda University and McGaugh for UC Irvine. All three men experiment with laboratory animals in hopes of advancing medical science.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1985 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
In their efforts to accelerate the breeding of endangered species in captivity, the world's zoos have embarked on a controversial alliance with biomedical researchers to share scientific techniques developed through animal experimentation. The trend toward closer cooperation, which in some cases involves the sale or loan of surplus zoo animals to primate laboratories, has drawn strong criticism from animal rights groups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1986 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
UC Irvine police arrested 10 animal rights activists who chained themselves to a door of the university's medical sciences complex Thursday to protest the use of animals in research. The protest was in conjunction with demonstrations against animal research nationwide, and about 160 people, including those at UC Irvine, were arrested on college campuses in the county. The California demonstrations resulted in 48 arrests at UCLA, 8 at USC, and 5 at UC San Diego.
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