Subject: The Pro-Test petition: Standing up for Science in the USA
Calling all our American supporters!
Most of you will already know that scientists in the USA, particularly those in California, have in recent years seen a worrying increase in the number of violent attacks by Animal Rights extremists. Last April Professors David Jentsch and Dario Ringach, along with and other staff at UCLA, decided that enough was enough and founded Pro-Test for Science (originally Pro-Test UCLA) and held a rally that was attended by over 800 scientists and members of the public. Since then Pro-Test for Science has gained the backing of important scientific societies including the American Physiological Society, the Society for Neuroscience and the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Pro-Test for Science members have spoken at scientific conferences and written in scientific journals about the importance of speaking out about the value of animal research. Only last weekend over a hundred Pro-Test for Science supporters held a rally at UCLA to counter the dubious propaganda being spread by animal rights activists.
Please show your support by adding your name to the Pro-Test petition, over 11,000 have already done so, and encourage your friends and colleagues also sign up.
Pro-Test for Science has its own FaceBook group at http://www.facebook.com/in
Finally if you have any questions or would like to get involved* please contact Pro-Test for Science at http://www.facebook.com/l/
Thanks and kind regards,
* For example through organizing a talk at your school or research institute, or by writing a guest blog piece on the value of animal research i your field of study.