As president of Americans for Medical Progress (AMP), I am writing on behalf of our 1,600 members concerned with the radical "animal rights" movement's threat to medical progress. AMP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the future of medical research that eases human suffering and saves human life.

The article "Opponents Set 1993 Tactics For Animal Rights Showdown" (Ron Kaufman, The Scientist, Jan. 25, 1993, page 1) doesn't tell the whole story with respect to the issue of the use of animals in biomedical research.

First, any discussion of the tactics planned by "animal rights" activists should include threats, distortion, and violence. To simply say that "animal rights" fanatics are going to concentrate on education is to ignore their 10-year history of criminal activity.

Furthermore, their idea of education is nothing more than the dissemination of their deceptive propaganda. Those who heed the lessons of the radical "animal rights"...

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