by Michael dEstries
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primateperspective.jpgA little cloak and dagger mystery to read about while sipping your soy latte this morning. According to a United Press article, an unknown action star celebrity recently donated $50K to a long-standing award of $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a UCLA researcher who conducts experiments involving animals. The award is being sponsored by a group called UCLA Primate Freedom–a large animal rights groups.

Apparently, there are researchers at UCLA that are using primates as test subjects for experiments–something animal-rights groups claims violates the rarely enforced Animal Welfare Act. But wait–it gets better–the FBI is claiming that someone left a molotov cocktail on the doorstep of a UCLA researcher (or the neighbor, no one is sure) and they’re offering a $60,000 reward. So, our mystery celebrity just upped the ante to counteract the offer. You can read more about the back and forth here, but take a look at his tidbit:

“Bill Carter, spokesman for the FBI, told UPI animal-rights extremists together with eco-terrorists are responsible for the greatest number of domestic terrorist activities. The FBI lumps the animal-rights groups in with the eco-terrorists because ‘we consider it more of a movement,’ Carter said.”

If you’re reading this, consider your phones tapped.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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