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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.


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.


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

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