5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week
- Envigo’s massive beagle breeding facility in Virginia is finally set to close, and approximately 2,700 of the remaining beagles there will not be sold for experiments—but more than 500 dogs still need our help. PETA is determined to see these dogs put up for adoption instead of condemned to a lifetime of torment in laboratories.
- Victory! Following an intense PETA campaign, including a complaint to Maryland officials, Johns Hopkins University experimenter Shreesh Mysore has lost his permit to kill the barn owls he inflicts with brain damage and torments in other ways, a move that should end his cruel experiments.
- The PETA-backed FDA Modernization Act overwhelmingly passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, bringing the country one step closer to ditching many animal tests currently required during drug development.
- Viral videos reveal that dogs were apparently snatched from the street, subjected to invasive surgical procedures without anesthetics, and left whimpering by veterinary students in Pakistan. PETA is urging education authorities and the three colleges responsible to end training exercises on live animals immediately and embrace modern, non-animal simulators instead.
- After uncovering the federal records that back up our allegations of incompetence and agony in the University of Alabama–Birmingham’s laboratories, PETA is demanding that the school adopt a zero-tolerance policy for experimenters who violate animal welfare guidelines.