This slide says it all. Anti-science nuts around the planet, most prominently those against humane and responsible animal research, have benefited from this phenomenon for too long. They peddle cheap rhetoric and bullshit, which we counter with facts and rational arguments. They show doctored photos and spew convenient lies which we battle with inconvenient truths.
The challenge for is us great, but the cost of letting an animal rights agenda derail life saving knowledge is too great.