5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week

  1. Following PETA’s urging, another National Institutes of Health (NIH) dinosaur is taking Francis Collins’ lead and leaving his post! Anthony Fauci—who as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is responsible for the suffering and deaths of millions of animals in experiments—has announced that he will be stepping down two years ahead of schedule and departing his position this December.
  2. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the release of the iconic song “Don’t Kill the Animals,” European PETA entities launched an eye-catching video set to the tune featuring dancing “animals”—bringing more attention to the European citizens’ initiative opposing archaic animal testing requirements for cosmetics ingredients and demanding an end to animal testing throughout the European Union.
  3. After major media organizations that advocate for First Amendment rights threw their support behind our lawsuit, PETA primatologist and former University of Washington professor Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel obliterated her ex-employer’s attempt to justify concealing the identities of members of its Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
  4. Victory! After pressure from PETA and e-mails from more than 75,000 of our supporters, Erlanger Health System issued a new statement rejecting medical training procedures on live animals. This compassionate move comes after we confronted the hospital over its participation in pig-mutilating trauma training drills at the University of Tennessee.
  5. PETA delivered a video message straight to the neighborhood of NIH monkey experimenter Elisabeth Murray. Our truck ad circled her condominium complex, alerting residents to the animals’ mutilation, fear, and despair in her laboratory of horrors.