Month: December 2011

Negotiation is Over - Florida

NIO Cyber Action Monday…more than just email: Week 1

by NIO Florida

The University of Florida must be persuaded to abandon the archaic and torturous animal experiments from which they reap hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Therefore, we must begin to apply systematic and sustained pressure on them, their benefactors, their sponsors and the UF community worldwide. Sadly, we’ve found that many people believe primate experimentation is a thing of the past and they are horrified when they learn of primate torture currently underway in their labs. Additionally, unbeknownst to the public, hundreds of other animals are subjected to painful experiments without anesthesia and left to intentionally languish in agony. A formal lawsuit is now pending to compel the university to disclose records to taxpayers documenting the abuses visited on primates in their labs… We encourage activists to consider joining a global campaign against UF by protesting their alum and benefactors in your area. read more

UF physician accused of molesting child

UF Medical School Dr. James Phillips

Posted by News4Jax

A University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville faculty member has been arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child younger than 12.

James Phillips, 45, has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. He is being held in the Duval County jail with bail set at $100,003.

According to a police report, the molestation was reported on Nov. 25. “Potential evidence” was collected during a search, according to the report.

Police said Phillips denied any wrongdoing. Other details of the arrest were redacted from the police report. read more

UF ordered to provide records or explain reason

Update: As of December 1, UF has officially defied a court order to turn over records documenting experiments on primates performed in their labs.

by Nathan Crabbe (Gainesville Sun)

A Gainesville judge has ordered the University of Florida to comply with an animal rights activist’s public records request or explain its reason for withholding the records.

Camille Marino of Wildwood, founder of the animal rights group Negotiation is Over, sued UF last month for failing to produce records on 33 primates involved in research. Marino had initially been asked to pay $566.54 for the records, but the university later provided only one redacted purchasing report and refunded the money. read more

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