I have previously written to condemn the tactics of some animal rights activists. These included the promise to target my children because of my work and my public speech in support of animal research, the use of targeted demonstrations at our residences with the clear purpose of intimidating and threatening our children and loved ones, and their blatant criminal acts, such as the fire-bombing of the home of a UCSC researcher while his family (including two children) was sleeping inside.
On the news today I read that the owners of a pet shop in Hollywood, Florida, decided to use the picture of one animal right activist’s daughter in a counter-protest calling her a “terrorist”.
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Today, I join my voice with those declare such tactics to be despicable and below contempt.