Animal rights news: guilty pleas, suspension
In linkurl:California,; two animal rights activists charged with harassing UCLA scientists appeared in Los Angeles County Superior Court and decided not to fight their indictments. On Friday (19th March), 22-year-old Kevin Olliff pled no contest to felony stalking and conspiracy charges for participating in demonstrations in 2007. The day before, Linda Greene, 62, pled guilty to similar charges. Olliff faces 3 years in state prison, and Greene will likely serve a five year probation that will bar her from belonging to animal rights organizations.
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Meanwhile, The Wisconsin State Journal linkurl:reported; Friday that University of Wisconsin at Madison researcher linkurl:Michele Basso; was suspended from working with animals in February 2009 for "problems with animal welfare" in her lab. Administrators at UW-Madison told the paper that Basso, who studies Parkinson's, was guilty of incomplete record keeping and a lack of respect for...
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