Peter Tatchell is a leading gay and human rights campaigner (in England). Peter Tatchell says that animal experiments have undermined HIV research and hindered new treatments. Here is an article he wrote for SHAC:
A brief article appeared in the Northeastern University newspaper about the DNC protests. Surprisingly enough, factual information seemed to be conspicuously absent, so I wrote this letter in an attempt to set them straight. I don't know if they'll publish it or not, but I thought it might be of interest to others.
We are at a moment in history where Bush & Kerry and the whole ruling
class are looking for a mandate--looking for an approving thumbs-up, or at least
a complicit silence from people in this country for their whole war-of-empire
horrors and homeland repression. They want to go forward--with whoever wins--and
say, "This was the will of the people." But MILLIONS are fed-up with
this program and do not want to go along with it.