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Since January, I’ve been covering Oxford’s animal rights movement, and the response of local scientists, primarily through the organization Pro-Test. This post from the archives describes a particularly informative Pro-Test event. (26 May 2006) On Monday, May 22nd, an audience of about 100 people joined the pro-research organization Pro-Test at a public meeting in the…

Pro-Test in Pictures and Sound

I’ve been following Oxford’s pro-research organization Pro-Test since its inception, and a few weeks ago I wrote a post describing its second large march through the streets of Oxford. Pro-Test has received quite a bit of well-deserved press in general, but I was recently directed to another very comprehensive account of the latest march. On…

I see that Janet Stemwedel of Adventures in Ethics and Science recently republished an interesting series of posts on animal rights and scientific ethics that originally came out around the same time I was writing about my experience at an animal rights protest. In light of that, we’ll keep this discussion going with the following…

Here’s another post from the old site. Since I’ve been writing quite a bit lately about Pro-Test and the response of Oxford scientists to animal rights extremism, it’s important to understand why the current movement is significant, in light of what scientists in Oxford have been facing over the last few years. This post, which…

I published the following post on my former blog on June 3rd, but I’m republishing it here because it serves as an great introduction to the inspirational scientific activism currently taking shape in Oxford. The only sounds were those of passing traffic and the whispers of interested observers as close to 1,000 people marched together…