Everyone associated with this campaign has nothing but love, admiration, and sympathy for Michael J. Fox. We wanted to believe that he was unaware of the horrors he was funding inside the University of Florida. And we want nothing more than for him to be whole and well, but not at the expense of the monkeys. Eleventh Hour followed up our campaign to raise awareness about the Fox Foundation by contacting their directors last night. We now know that the Michael J. Fox Foundation understands exactly how their money is being used and they understand the consequences of their continued association with UF. This morning we received a canned email with links espousing the benefits of the various animal torture projects they are funding. So, at this point, we need to be absolutely clear that the University of Florida is about to be dragged through the courts, the media, and the court of public opinion for systemic incompetence, negligence, and failing to use available alternatives. And we have no compunction about dragging the Michael J. Fox Foundation, or any other entity that remains complicit in their crimes, along with them.
Dear Directors of the Michael J. Fox Foundation:
As you are well aware by now, our group, Eleventh Hour for Animals, has identified your foundation as the sole party funding horrendous and inexcusable experiments at the University of Florida. Personally, I grew up with Michael J. Fox and wish him only health and happiness, but not at the expense of innocent monkeys. And while I would hope that you would choose to finance alternative, scientifically-valid research, your foundation is not the target of our campaign.
We simply hope that you will sever all ties with the University of Florida immediately, before our expose on your project is released within