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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992
I am proud to say that I marched to protest animal vivisection at UCI. I have suffered from the rare brain disorder tic douloureux for 12 years. This painful condition is like having bolts of electricity on your face. I would never want any animal to suffer on the pretense that it is on my behalf. LINDA NELSON, Laguna Beach
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September 17, 2006 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
AS the lead in the new Showtime series "Dexter," Michael C. Hall has devoted many hours trying to understand his character, Dexter Morgan, a self-acknowledged sociopath who by day works as a forensic pathologist and by night sets out to vivisect and eventually kill those who have it coming. "He claims to be without certain fundamental human traits," Hall said recently during a shooting break on an interior set of a police station at the Sunset Gower Studios.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1992 | AVA PARK, Ava Park is an Orange County businesswoman and founder of Orange County People for Animals, an animal rights group
From the beginning, we humans have struggled to understand the world, and those who could profit from our ignorance blocked any change in the status quo that challenged their power, position and profit. We believed for millennia that the world was flat. Over the last 300 years, another big lie has developed. Once again, those who profit don't want to see the lie challenged. That lie is the belief that vivisection--using animals in research--will somehow cure all human illness. The immense vivisection industry is built around obtaining grant money, your tax dollars, for veterinary experiments to produce, in part, billions of dollars' worth of new drugs to pump into our very sick nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1994 | ELAINE TASSY
About 60 members of Orange County People for Animals, some holding pictures showing such sights as a live cat with a thick metal probe in its head, gathered on the UC Irvine campus Wednesday afternoon to protest vivisection. They decried the research of UCI's Dr. Edward G. Jones, whose work involves "sewing a monkey's eyelid shut and sitting back and watching it for a year," according to OCPA founder Ava Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989
Since your editorials usually reflect compassion and concern for the less fortunate, I was stunned by the caustic tone of your editorial excoriating "animal rights cranks" and their "self-righteous tantrums." Even some researchers are more critical of the research grants industry than you are. I would like to briefly quote two other "self-absorbed, vulgar minds" on the issue of vivisection: "The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1988
The Kevles article was simply a rehash of the shopworn excuses used by the research community for years to perpetuate its obscenely lucrative practice of animal torture in laboratories. No less an authority than Dr. Charles Mayo, founder of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, said, "I abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty.
NEWS
September 14, 1988
Chris DeRose and many others like him (including myself), find ourselves sickened and enraged when we encounter atrocities against animals in the name of housekeeping and science ("The Unbridled Activist" by Kathleen Hendrix, Aug. 31). Intellect, not emotion, becomes the evaluating factor when one reads accounts of the absurdity of vivisection. Billions of dollars in government funding have gone into labs in hospitals, college campuses and the National Institutes of Health that do the same tests repeatedly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1988
I am reminded of George Bernard Shaw's condemnation of vivisection, wherein he argued that even if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. Certainly this is also true of brutal experiments conducted by Nazi doctors, and data from such experiments should therefore be shunned by the scientific community. Siegel's article is especially relevant to the contemporary debate regarding the morality of animal experimentation. Each year in America over 120 million animals are deliberately injected, infected, mutilated, burned, blinded, dismembered, and otherwise violated, despite the existence of many humane alternatives.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1990
Your article portrays the animal research lobbies and their multimillion-dollar campaign ($2 million from fur companies, $1 million from cosmetics, $15 to $35 million from the American Medical Assn.) as merely protecting a "necessary" industry from "irrational zealots." To believe the article, the whole issue is "animal rights," or "your baby or your dog." Such catchy, simplistic slants ignore the more difficult, frightening fact: Vivisection does not work and never has. The use of animals as scientific models for humans consistently provides misleading, inaccurate, if not altogether useless and dangerous results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1985
Thank you for the story on suspension of funds to the City of Hope animal research center (Aug. 7). Few people want to think about vivisection, let alone deal with it. One telling example of vivisection is its very popular hero/apostle, Claude Bernard, in 19th-Century France. He flunked his final medical exam, then delved into "research." He was fascinated with the long-drawn-out torture of live animals. Many of his "experiments" are still done today, even though they have been proved worthless time after time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992
I am proud to say that I marched to protest animal vivisection at UCI. I have suffered from the rare brain disorder tic douloureux for 12 years. This painful condition is like having bolts of electricity on your face. I would never want any animal to suffer on the pretense that it is on my behalf. LINDA NELSON, Laguna Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1992 | AVA PARK, Ava Park is an Orange County businesswoman and founder of Orange County People for Animals, an animal rights group
From the beginning, we humans have struggled to understand the world, and those who could profit from our ignorance blocked any change in the status quo that challenged their power, position and profit. We believed for millennia that the world was flat. Over the last 300 years, another big lie has developed. Once again, those who profit don't want to see the lie challenged. That lie is the belief that vivisection--using animals in research--will somehow cure all human illness. The immense vivisection industry is built around obtaining grant money, your tax dollars, for veterinary experiments to produce, in part, billions of dollars' worth of new drugs to pump into our very sick nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1992 | TOM McQUEENEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Placard-carrying demonstrators marched across UC Irvine on Wednesday to protest the killing of monkeys on campus and other experiments that they called cruel and unnecessary. But one of the medical researchers singled out by the protesters defended his work with monkeys as helping to lead to a new understanding of how the human brain works. "One question (the demonstrators) asked on a poster is one I ask every day," said Stewart H. Hendry, an assistant professor of anatomy and neurobiology.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1990
I must express my dismay over "TV 'Adver-torial' Makes Fur Fly," by Greg Braxton (May 24). I am 100% against vivisection and applaud the article itself. But, as it points out, many TV stations are refusing to run Javier Burgos' commercial because viewing these animals in such distress is too upsetting for many people. An article with no pictures would have been sufficient. Imagine my surprise in perusing leisurely through each section of the paper and coming suddenly upon the picture of the cat (almost exactly like mine at home)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1990
Your article portrays the animal research lobbies and their multimillion-dollar campaign ($2 million from fur companies, $1 million from cosmetics, $15 to $35 million from the American Medical Assn.) as merely protecting a "necessary" industry from "irrational zealots." To believe the article, the whole issue is "animal rights," or "your baby or your dog." Such catchy, simplistic slants ignore the more difficult, frightening fact: Vivisection does not work and never has. The use of animals as scientific models for humans consistently provides misleading, inaccurate, if not altogether useless and dangerous results.
NEWS
May 28, 1989 | From United Press International
A judge Friday issued an injunction barring an anti-vivisection group from disruptive demonstrations on the UCLA campus or at the homes of university faculty, school officials said. The preliminary injunction against Last Chance for Animals follows a temporary restraining order handed down May 10, after members of the group blocked streets around the residences of two UCLA faculty members, chanting, yelling and banging on the doors of their homes, said UCLA spokesman Rich Elbaum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1987
The picture captioned "Price of beauty" of the bandaged head of a dog (Part I, Nov. 16) is all revealing. In many years of conducting medical research on animals, I have never seen such a pathetically sad and uselessly suffering visage as that of the 8-week-old boxer puppy that "just got ears cropped for a career as show dog." At a time when animal supporters are intensively campaigning against the use of animals for testing medicines and devices, I find it revoltingly paradoxical that animals are being cruelly mutilated for profit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1989
Since your editorials usually reflect compassion and concern for the less fortunate, I was stunned by the caustic tone of your editorial excoriating "animal rights cranks" and their "self-righteous tantrums." Even some researchers are more critical of the research grants industry than you are. I would like to briefly quote two other "self-absorbed, vulgar minds" on the issue of vivisection: "The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity.
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