“If their father is willing to continue risking his livelihood in order to continue chopping up animals in a laboratory, then his children are old enough to recognize the consequences. This guy knows what he is doing. He knows that every day that he goes into the laboratory and hurts animals that it is unreasonable not to expect consequences.”
— Dr. Jerry Vlasak, spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front
“To put this on par with any of the human rights issues is an absolute insult to the integrity of the people who fought and went through the human rights movement. This is what people do when they have an inability to articulate their point in any constructive way. They resort to primal acts of violence. Any reasonable person would need a logic transplant to begin to understand this level of degraded thinking.”
— Santa Cruz Police Capt. Steve Clark, investigating the weekend firebombings of a home and a car belonging to two of 13 UC-Santa Cruz scientists and professors publicly targeted because their work is believed to include animal research.