Daily Archives: April 24, 2013

Animal Terrorists Send Out Phony Press Release About Oregon Health Sciences’ Primate Facility

ALF LOGOAnimal activists are messing with OHSU’s Primate Center again. This time they’ve fraudulently identified themselves as OHSU officials and sent out a press release announcing the center’s imminent closure. Earlier tonight the University’s spokesman sent this missive to reporters:

Portland media members,

Jim Newman from OHSU’s press office here.
This afternoon we became aware of a press release sent out by an animal rights activist in the Midwest claiming that OHSU’s primate center may soon close.
I want to inform you that this claim is highly inaccurate. 
OHSU’s primate center, along with the nations’s six other federally-funded primate centers, remains open. As you may recall, the Oregon center is in the midst of developing a very promising AIDS vaccine candidate. The center recently made a series of discoveries that have advanced stem cell therapies. In addition, a gene therapy method based on OHSU’s primate center work may soon be available in the UK to prevent several diseases in infants  
The person who sent out the inaccurate release refers to Harvard’s decision this week to wind down operations at it’s Boston-area primate lab in two years. This was a financial decision made by Harvard University and a decision that only impacts that particular university. It has no impact on OHSU or any of the other six centers across the country.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  
Jim Newman

The closure of the Harvard primate facility apparently sent shock waves through the research community. This story contains a surprising quote from the director of the Oregon primate facility,

Outside researchers were taken by surprise, the Globe reports. Nancy Haigwood, director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton, called the decision “very, very, disturbing, disappointing, disheartening, shocking.” She said the decision will slow research and harm the careers of the center’s senior researchers.

OHSU’s Primate Center and scientists have been targeted for years by Oregon’s plentiful supply of professional animal and eco terrorists. Bankers have been hounded at home for their employers’ peripheral connection to a facility that uses animals to find cures for human diseases. And animal activists have taken undercover cameras to try and catch OHSU Primate Center staff mistreating animals. OHSU scientists have had their homes surrounded by these thugs who say they love fuzzy animals but terrorize humans. 

And the Monkey Wrenchers have struck again. 

Terrorist Says He Targeted Family Research Council Because it Was On Southern Poverty Law Center Target List

H/T Washington Examiner

FRC-shooterThe anti abortion protester was ordered to take down his website because his site made abortionists look as if they were on wanted posters. Sarah Palin, taking an artistic tool borrowed from a Democrat, put cross hairs on maps of congressional districts which made the left much, much later blame her for the shooting Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. But where’s the left on the Southern Poverty Law Centers hit list of supposed hate groups? Where does that fit in, exactly? 

After Floyd Lee Corkins burst into the Family Research Center’s HQ and shoot a janitor while waving Chick Fil A bags, Executive Director Tony Perkins took to the microphones in barely contained rage and accused groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center for giving a “license to shoot an unarmed man …by being reckless in naming organizations hate groups because they have a difference of opinion on public policy,”

And Perkins wasn’t wrong. Here’s the proof. The perp says he attacked the Family Research Center’s Washington DC headquarters because it was on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of so called “hate groups.” 

Morris Dees doesn’t like religious groups much it looks like according to his list. In fact, his group put a group of singing nuns on the list of hate groups. Read about it here. The American Family Association, a traditional values group, makes Dee’s list. He has a problem with religions that call homosexuality a sin, but oddly, the only Islamic or Muslim group named is the black separatist Nation of Islam. Dees tsks tsks Louis Farrakhan’s group for being anti Jewish, white and anti gay. No mention of any other aspects of Islamic groups which, as a tenet of faith, label gays infidels and treat them accordingly. He also curiously leaves off the group, La Raza, which literally means “The Race,” because, well, he, uh, just feels like it, I guess. And for the coup de grace, the group that defends the one collection of people who have been actual victims of genocide the Jewish Defense League is a hate group. Why? Because they don’t want to get a long with Arab Muslims who keep lobbing bombs at them.