Animal rights terrorists are again threatening Oxford University in the UK for building a laboratory that will do research with animals. From the story:
Animal rights campaigners are threatening a new wave of attacks on Oxford University as its biomedical laboratory nears completion. Groups such as the Animal Liberation Front have been waging a campaign of arson and vandalism since work on the controversial facility – which will house all of the university’s animal testing labs–began in 2004. [In the earlier story an opponent of the lab denied there would be “intimidation” against the university claiming that charge was a false one that is always leveled against liberationists. Not so false it seems!]
The ALF’s spokesman Robin Webb warned university staff to expect “home visits”. He said: “The ALF does not wave banners or leaflet neighbours. Our type of home visit involves red paint, breaking windows and criminal damage.”
They also major in arson.
This level of radical criminality isn’t just occurring in the UK, but also in the USA, such as at UCLA.
Needless to say, such tactics have no place in a free society. I suspect that these “liberationists” are just nihilists using animals as their excuse for mayhem. Be that as it may, the only ones with any chance to stop the crazies before somebody gets killed are other animal rights leaders. Alas, with few exceptions, we mostly hear the sound of silence in the face of terrorism that threatens to discredit the entire animal protection cause.