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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Kill The Scientists !


"In yesterday's hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, former Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) spokes-doctor Jerry Vlasak waxed not-so-eloquent about the role that animal researchers should play in the search for AIDS and cancer cures. Speaking of scientists whose work requires the use of lab rats, Vlasak insisted that if they "won't stop when told to stop, one option would be to stop them using any means necessary." Asked by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) if he endorsed the use of deadly force, Vlasak insisted that murder "would be a morally justifiable solution."

Jerry Vlasak was defending his 2003 statement (made as a PCRM spokesperson) that political assassination "could be used quite effectively from a pragmatic standpoint ... for 5 lives, 10 lives, 15 human lives, we could save a million, 2 million, 10 million non-human lives." Great Britain has banned Vlasak and his wife (former child actress Pamelyn Ferdin) because of this and other threats.


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which many people think of as tame (at least in comparison to Vlasak's kill-the-scientists rant), aims to get its way by bullying and threatening its enemies in the scientific community. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk told the 1997 Animal Rights Convention: "I wish we all would get up and go into the labs and take the animals out or burn them down. " And in 1999 she told The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "I find it small wonder that the laboratories aren't all burning to the ground. If I had more guts, I'd light a match."

On the live show sometimes I talk about Greenie insanity, but this beat the shit out of anything I could ever seriously come up with.

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At 10/31/2005 9:25 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

This is very frightening. On the one hand, they represent a very minor fringe group. On the other hand, if that fringe group is also interested in domestic terrorism, there could be a problem.

At 8/16/2010 3:22 AM, Blogger ming declaimed...

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