5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week

  1. Wow! After last week’s great news that a government body threatened legal action against a Puducherry university for conducting illegal experiments on mice and rats and confining them in miserable conditions, PETA India has rescued nearly 160 of these animals from the facility for rehabilitation!
  2. PETA supporters wrapped the entrance to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) with caution tape and staged a “crime scene,” in which a giant “owl” lay inside a chalk body outline—calling out Shreesh Mysore’s deadly brain experiments on highly sensitive birds. PETA exposed that these tests had been conducted illegally for years, and JHU lost its license to kill the owls, which should have been the end of the story. But it now appears that the university is colluding with a state agency to skirt the law.
  3. PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch gave wonderful interviews on NPR and WGN Radio, explaining how our investigation into an Envigo beagle-breeding facility set off a domino effect, leading to the rescue of thousands of dogs, the closure of that hellhole, and possible criminal charges against the company.
  4. PETA U.K.’s human-size “rat” handed out eye-catching water bottles at the University of Bristol’s neuroscience graduation ceremony, calling attention to the school’s refusal to ban the frightening and futile forced swim test.
  5. PETA exposed that Eli Lilly had erased a mention of the forced swim test from its literature about bestselling antidepressant Prozac—when the company should have simply read the writing on the wall and banned the unreliable, time-wasting procedure.