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Italian researchers defend Science


Italian researchers have rallied and organised flash mobs to argue for the benefits of their research, in response to recent animal rights events.

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When animal rights activists broke into a Milan University animal facility they unwittingly catalysed a strong response by the Italian Research community. Pro Test Italia has been formed to co-ordinate the defense of scientific research in Italy and to provide an alternative media narrative to the ant-vivisection lobby. 

Their initial acts were a demonstration in Milan and a flash mob in Rome.

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Animal activists have responded with graffiti, some of which names Pro Test Italia organisers. Images can be seen in the second link. 

Science Insider - AAAS

Giornalettismo June 10