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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ALF Targets Another UCLA Researcher

Apparently they broke a window and put a hose in the woman's house to flood it.

An FBI spokeswoman said Monday that the agency is investigating the claim that the Animal Liberation Front used a garden hose to flood the house of professor Edythe London on Oct. 20 in an attempt to stop her animal experiments.

The FBI, along with UCLA and Los Angeles police, are treating the vandalism as a case of domestic terrorism and are probing possible ties to a June incident in which an incendiary device was lighted, but did not explode, next to a car at the home of a UCLA eye disease researcher, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

In a press release distributed to the media Monday, an underground entity identifying itself as the Animal Liberation Front said it broke a window at London's house and flooded the residence with a hose. The announcement said the group considered starting a fire there, but did not want to risk igniting brush fires that might have harmed animals "human and non-human."

Here is a link to the full text of the press release by ALF

Here is UCLA Chancellor Gene Block's response

Professor London does research on addiction, which involves testing on monkeys (and sometimes results in their deaths). Here is a link to her profile at UCLA.

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