The Post wrote that Nanci Alexander “always sent a check to different organizations supporting animal rights, but never read the literature” (“Woman earns recognition for devotion to animal rights,” May 18). Perhaps she should have been more careful.
The publicly available tax records of Ms. Alexander’s family foundation show that it has made at least two donations to Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty, or SHAC, a militant and violent animal rights group that, according to the FBI, constitutes a “domestic terrorist threat.” The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the organization that recently honored Ms. Alexander, also has collaborated with this dangerous group.
SHAC criminals bomb cars, threaten lives, stalk medical researchers and even beat one medical research executive with baseball bats. Seven of SHAC’s U.S. leaders are facing terrorism charges in a New Jersey trial scheduled to begin next month. While no one wants to see gratuitous animal cruelty, legitimate philanthropists shouldn’t donate money to domestic terror groups that take the animal-rights ideology to extremes.