For Immediate Release
June 28, 2007
UCLA Vivisector Gets Heat for Animal Abuse
His BMW is Firebombed to Protest Useless and Cruel Experiments on Non-human Primates
Los Angeles- In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, activists claimed to have incinerated the luxury automobile of UCLA primate vivisector Arthur Rosenbaum. Claiming to have witnessed abuse of the highly intelligent animals personally, the activists went on to threaten Rosenbaum with some of the same cruel and useless atrocities he perpetrates on innocent primates in his laboratory.
Rosenbaum's current NIH grant claims he is artificially creating the eye disfigurement known as "strabismus" - or severe cross-eyedness - in monkeys. This study, by its nature, requires the use of unanesthetized, fully conscious monkeys, utilizing a device used to restrain them while they are forced to perform visual tasks. Quoting from his NIH Grant Number: 5R03EY015247-03, "non-human primates...will perform visual tasks in this environment, while eye position and muscle force output can be recorded. Eye position is accurately obtained through pickup of an implanted scleral search coil in generated differential electromagnetic fields. Muscle force is directly measured with implanted muscle force transducers (MFT). The lateral rectus muscle will be temporarily dennervated through metered injections of Botox, and will be stimulated with implanted electrodes using the MFT frame as a platform."
Press Officer Jerry Vlasak, MD explains: "The research protocol calls for restraining monkeys in a device that keeps their heads from moving, while metallic coils are glued to their sclerae to allowing tracking of their eye movements. This is an inordinately cruel experiment purporting to study a usually self-limiting disease that can readily be studied in volunteer humans. I hope Rosenbaum stops his cruel and useless experiments."
The communique reads in part:
[A] gallon of fuel was placed and set a light under the right front corner of Arthur Rosenbaums large white shiney BMW. He and his wife Sandy, living at 465 Loring avenue in la, are the target of rebellion for the vile and evil things he does to primates at UCLA. We have seen by our own eyes the torture on fully concious primates in his lab. We have heard their whimpers and screeches of pain. Seeing this drove one of us to rush out and vomit. We have seen hell and its in Rosenbaums lab.