1. PETA researchers and scientists painstakingly pored over 10,000 pages of documents to uncover a host of animal welfare, veterinary, and public health violations by the University of Washington (UW) at its Washington National Primate Research Center and secretive Arizona breeding compound beside a toxic waste dump. Among other failures, UW officials apparently allowed the spread of deadly diseases among monkeys, compromising the already suspect results of their experiments. This was exposed in a scathing four-part series of articles in The Arizona Republic and USA Today.
  2. A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers has introduced the FDA Modernization Act to end animal testing mandates—which would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to approve new medications and vaccines without ineffective tests on animals. A PETA scientist was at the news conference when it was publicly announced.
  3. After powerful PETA protests, a high-profile opinion piece, full-page ads, and much more calling for his resignation, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins will depart at year’s end. We’re urging President Joe Biden to choose a new, visionary leader who will embrace our Research Modernization Deal and support sophisticated research, spare animals, and fulfill the agency’s goal of helping humans.
  4. PETA has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the University of Washington over its refusal to disclose the identities of members of its Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the committee’s apparent actions taken out of public view—which may be a violation of the state’s Open Public Meetings Act. If the suit is successful, animal experiments rubber-stamped in violation of the law may be required to undergo review again.
  5. Lakmé, India’s most popular cosmetics brand, is highlighting its commitment to compassion by joining PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies database and featuring the PETA bunny on its packaging.

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