The unnamed researcher whose home was invaded by masked thugs in Santa Cruz (which we discussed here), whose husband was physically assaulted, is “flabbergasted” that she would be targeted. From the story:
A biomedical researcher who was the target of Sunday’s attempted home invasion by masked animal rights activists said Tuesday that she and her young children were terrified, but she will not be deterred from her work to fight breast cancer.”I am flabbergasted that people would target me,” said the UC Santa Cruz faculty member, who the Sentinel is not naming because of ongoing security concerns. “All our work we do with animals is regulated. They are treated well.”So? To animal rights activists the mice are just as important as women with breast cancer, or as Ingrid Newkirk so infamously put it,”A rat, is a pig, is a dog, is a boy.” You kill mice, lady! You are an animal abuser and you and your family deserve to be terrified and assaulted.
The woman, who said the university has hired security to protect her and her family, has no plans to halt her work with mice. “I’m a scientist, I do research that’s really valuable,” she said. “One in seven women get breast cancer.”
This poor researcher’s ignorance about the nature of the enemy she faces epitomizes why I decided to write my upcoming book: People still think that “animal rights” is merely a generic term for being nicer to animals. That isn’t true, of course. Indeed, most people have no idea how dangerous the liberationists are to our moral values and to public safety.