5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week
- The European Citizens’ Initiative to protect cruelty-free cosmetics is off to a powerful start, thanks to backing from PETA and personal-care giants Dove and The Body Shop!
- School is back in session, and we’re doing our homework: PETA is revealing horrifying animal welfare violations at Vanderbilt University, the University of Maryland–Baltimore, and Virginia Tech—which was also issued a warning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—and demanding change.
- As a result of PETA’s complaint to the USDA, Emory University and the affiliated Yerkes National Primate Research Center are under investigation for animal welfare violations. Documents reveal that a surgical sponge remained in a monkey’s body for four months after staff subjected her to a C-section surgery, that experimenters used the same kidney biopsy needle on two animals without properly sterilizing it between uses, and more.
- We’re condemning disturbing intersections in the experimentation industry, after the University of Washington hired the notorious Michele Basso—who’s among a select few university experimenters ever to have been suspended for serious welfare violations—as the new director of its primate center.
- PETA pulled no punches when we dispatched a mobile billboard in bustling Amherst, Massachusetts, exposing the crude and painful experiments on marmosets at the University of Massachusetts.