Edythe London and David Jentsch:
Progress for Science visited your neighborhood yesterday. We spoke out against the unethical, unproductive and wasteful experiments you conduct on our closest relatives. We spoke with the clear and decisive voice of your Los Angeles community, our numbers dwarfing the small contingent of abusive individuals you carted out several weeks ago.
You had stated, ”We are watching and waiting. When you come back, you will find us waiting for you.”
But you failed to appear. You failed to give voice to your “science.” You chose to hide, as you always have, in your gated houses and your windowless labs.
We see that UCLA begged you not to come, embarrassed by your aggressive antics and screaming “researchers.”
Your silence is a weapon against the primates you hold captive, invisible, without cameras to document your cruelty to them. But it will not deter us. We will speak when they cannot. We will assemble where they cannot. We will protest what they cannot.
You claimed your counter-protest was the end of our movement. But clearly, it was not. It was the beginning of your end. It was the beginning of reason and compassion overcoming your antiquated methods and unethical practices.
We will be back. Will you? Or will you continue to hide in the shadows? Will you continue to claim you are making medical and scientific progress when all you are really making is money? Will you come out into the public square and make your case? We will be there.
Progress For Science