Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJerry Vlasak
IN THE NEWS

Jerry Vlasak

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2006 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
His views are so incendiary that he is banned from ever visiting Britain. He has been arrested on a Canadian ice floe, at a traveling circus, at a Rodeo Drive furrier. In La Canada Flintridge, he once fended off a furious PTA mom while disrupting an elementary school fundraiser featuring circus animals. Dr.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2006 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
His views are so incendiary that he is banned from ever visiting Britain. He has been arrested on a Canadian ice floe, at a traveling circus, at a Rodeo Drive furrier. In La Canada Flintridge, he once fended off a furious PTA mom while disrupting an elementary school fundraiser featuring circus animals. Dr.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two animal rights activists were convicted Thursday in Superior Court of holding a protest outside the Larchmont Village home of a city animal shelter employee in June 2004. Pamelyn Ferdin and Jerry Vlasak were convicted of one count each of violating a law that forbids protests within 100 feet of individuals' homes. Ferdin was also found guilty of trespassing. Ferdin is the leader of the Animal Defense League, which is trying to stop the euthanasia of dogs in city shelters.
OPINION
September 8, 2006
Re "A Thin Line on Animal Rights," Sept. 5 As a surgeon, Dr. Jerry Vlasak has crossed the line by violating the pledge of ethical and professional behavior taken by all physicians upon graduation from medical school. The modern Hippocratic Oath mandates a code of behavior that requires "respect [for] the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk." Animal research was a key component of Vlasak's surgical training. Now, through actions and words supporting a radical agenda, he seeks to deny our future leaders in medicine and research the same tools.
OPINION
March 18, 2002
Re "Biology Class Rite Hits a Nerve," March 13: C.S. Lewis states: "In justifying cruelty to animals, we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice." It is an outrage that schools are rushing into the jungle by reintroducing the dissection of mammals, despite the availability of software programs that far more effectively teach the very objectives in biology that the archaic dissection method used to teach. I firmly agree with Dr. Jerry Vlasak's statement: "No surgeon in this country learns how to be a surgeon by dissecting animals."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1997
Six anti-fur demonstrators arrested outside a Rodeo Drive store Friday pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges Tuesday in Beverly Hills Municipal Court and were released pending a Jan. 8 trial. The activists, Pam and Jerry Vlasak, Rich McLellan, Alison Lance, Michael Welton and Patrick Thames, chained themselves together in front of Fendi, a tony women's boutique that sells furs.
OPINION
November 3, 2007
Re "Animal rights group says it flooded home," Oct. 30 It's happened again -- yet another UCLA scientist has faced an ugly and menacing threat at home. A communique from Animal Liberation Front activists claims that they flooded professor Edythe London's home Oct. 20, but their first choice would have been to burn her house to the ground. Perhaps we can glean small comfort that even animal rights militants are bright enough not to commit arson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2005 | Monte Morin, Times Staff Writer
Shattered plate glass windows and spray-painted slogans on a McDonald's restaurant in Torrance appeared to be the latest in a string of attacks by militant animal rights activists, police said Monday. Officers responding to a burglar alarm Sunday morning found "McMurder Killers" and "ALF" painted on a window of the restaurant at Crenshaw Boulevard and Skypark Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2003 | Stephanie Stassel, Times Staff Writer
An animal rights activist who just began serving a 30-day sentence for violating a city law aimed at curbing picket-line violence has launched a hunger strike in protest, her family said Thursday. Former child actress Pamelyn Ferdin, who was the voice of Lucy in "Peanuts" cartoon TV specials, hasn't eaten since she surrendered before San Fernando Superior Court Judge Robert J. Schuit about noon Wednesday, said her husband, Jerry Vlasak.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2005 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
The Animal Defense League-Los Angeles has filed a $3-million claim against the city of Los Angeles, alleging that City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo denied them their right to free speech. If the city denies the claim, the attorney for the group said, he will file a lawsuit. The league has held boisterous protests near the homes of city employees the last few years as part of a campaign to stop the Department of Animal Services from killing animals at city shelters.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|