5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week

  1. Personal-care giants Dove and The Body Shop have joined PETA, PETA U.K., and other organizations in an urgent campaign to mobilize 1 million European citizens in opposition to insidious animal tests for cosmetics.
  2. PETA scientists showed how to modernize science at the world’s premier conference for animal-free research, holding riveting presentations about animal sentience, campaigns to end animal testing for food and beverage marketing, and the ethical ramifications of leaving animals’ pain untreated, among other vital topics.
  3. PETA Vice President Alka Chandna penned a powerful op-ed condemning cruel and wasteful animal experiments at the National Institutes of Health and the blind eye that its director, Francis Collins, is turning to animal suffering, demanding a change in the agency’s leadership.
  4. Owl-masked PETA supporters wearing wires and electrodes swooped into Johns Hopkins University for orientation, decrying Shreesh Mysore’s mutilation and intentional disorientation of barn owls in crude sensory experiments. Our protest garnered coverage in the university’s newspaper.
  5. A PETA U.K. “rat” flailed in a tank of water in Bristol, England, illustrating small animals’ terror in the futile forced swim test and calling on the University of Bristol to stop using it.