Second Oregon Vivisector in Six Months Targeted by Animal Liberation Front

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2007
Second Oregon Vivisector in Six Months Targeted by Animal Liberation Front
Miles Novy Targeted for Abusing, Killing Pregnant Primates

Portland, OR- In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office last night, activists claim to have visited the home of Oregon Health Sciences primate vivisector Miles Novy, infamous for deliberately infecting the uterus’ of pregnant monkeys, causing them to terminate their pregnancy prematurely. “ALF” and “Sadist” were reportedly spray-painted on Novy’s automobiles, and at least one vehicle was covered with a caustic chemical.

The communique reads in part:
In the dark morning fog of December 6, 2007, the Animal Liberation Front set its sights on the home of OHSU researcher Miles Joseph Novy, 3107 Southwest Nottingham Drive in Portland, Oregon, dessimating his cars with graffiti and paint stripper. Novy’s reproductive research on primates has resulted in this senseless torture of one of natures most magnificent creatures.

Read the entire communique here.

Novy has obtained grants worth millions of dollars to study premature infant births, long known to be largely preventable by providing women with prenatal and peri-natal care; many women in the US are unable to afford such care. Instead of wasting untold millions of scarce research dollars on torturing and killing non-human primates, Novy and his colleagues could choose to provide affordable health care to pregnant women.

Instead, says Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD, “animal researchers like Novy doom thousands of women and their babies to suffering, disability and death, largely due to preventable complications of pregnancy that could easily be diagnosed and treated, if only the care was readily available. To see frauds like Novy stand up and claim they are trying to save human lives makes me embarrassed to be a physician,” says Vlasak.