News in a nutshell

Animal rights news: guilty pleas, suspensionIn linkurl:California,;http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/03/two-animal-rights-activists-enter-pleas-for-harassing-ucla-researchers.htmlOlliff 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 20

Bob Grant
Bob Grant

Bob Grant is Editor in Chief of The Scientist, where he started in 2007 as a Staff Writer.

View full profile.


Learn about our editorial policies.

Mar 21, 2010
Animal rights news: guilty pleas, suspension
In linkurl:California,;http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/03/two-animal-rights-activists-enter-pleas-for-harassing-ucla-researchers.htmlOlliff 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.
Image via Wikimedia Commons
Meanwhile, The Wisconsin State Journal linkurl:reported;http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/article_2df54462-32eb-11df-98ea-001cc4c002e0.html Friday that University of Wisconsin at Madison researcher linkurl:Michele Basso;http://www.physiology.wisc.edu/faculty/basso.html 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...
NIH funds diversity
Biological ID cards
More FDA/NIH collaboration




Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?