For Immediate Release
Los Angeles: In a communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, members of the Animal Liberation Front claim to have sabotaged the property of a UC Irvine vivisector, who turns out to be Michael Selsted, involved in the killing of not only mice and rats, but non-human primates including baboons and macaques. Selsted recently took a leave of absence from UCI to work at the University of Southern California, but continues to reside in the University Hills area of Irvine. The action was confirmed by the UCI police department.
The communique, by an anonymous author:
On July 10, 2009 3 vehicles and the home of a UC Irvine vivisector were hit by the ALF.
1 of his cars (the fanciest of the 4 in front) was doused with paint stripper. 2 others had red paint poured all over them. More red paint was splattered across his driveway, and “KILLER” was spray painted in huge red letters across his garage door so that all his neighbors could see what a cruel, sick person they live near.
To the vivisector:
The red paint on your cars and home is a reminder that these things were purchased with the blood of tortured, innocent animals that are subjected to your sadistic experiments. We know this action was just a minor inconvenience for you, but we hope it makes you realize that your actions have consequences. We can only hope that one day someone will make you suffer as much as the animals in the laboratories you work in. Make the ethical decision (if not for the innocent animals, than for your own good.) Stop vivisection. –ALF
The Animal Liberation Front is a clandestine group of animal liberationists who utilize economic sabotage in addition to the direct liberation of animals from conditions of abuse and imprisonment. By making it more expensive to trade in the lives of innocent beings, the ALF maintains the atrocities are likely to occur in smaller numbers; their goal is to abolish the exploitation, imprisonment, torture and killing of innocent, non-human animals.
Vivisection, or experimentation on animals, is not only an evil that is perpetrated on millions of innocent animals, but is also scientifically fraudulent. While 20,000 children worldwide die every month from lack of access to clean water, vivisectors in University of California laboratories are wasting money addicting primates to crystal methamphetamines, gluing coils to the globes of their eyes and doing other inhumane and painful experiments on other species of animals, including cats, dogs, pigs, mice and birds.