5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week
- Historic progress! PETA President Ingrid Newkirk and top PETA scientists met with authorities in Pakistan to kick off a collaboration that we hope will change animals’ lives—including by ending the use of animals in veterinary training, phasing out animal experiments at universities throughout Pakistan, and banning dissection.
- Scientists from PETA Science Consortium International e.V. have coauthored a precedent-setting paper (published in Toxicology in Vitro) describing the transition of a line of human lung cells to cell culture media that do not use compounds extracted from fetal calves’ blood or any other animal-derived components.
- PETA teamed up with Colombian street artist Praxis to decry animal tests once again—this time, by plastering New York City with anti-experimentation messages and eye-catching images of screaming dogs, monkeys, mice, and rats.
- PETA U.K. supporters in sparrow masks flocked to the University of Edinburgh during a presentation by serial bird killer Christine Lattin, calling on attendees and kind people everywhere to challenge her cruel tests.
- Legendary actor and comedian Lily Tomlin has joined PETA’s campaign to end ridiculous, invasive menopause experiments on marmoset monkeys (who don’t even experience menopause!) at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.