5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week

  1. PETA U.K.’s giant “rat” mascot descended on a balloon festival in Bristol to remind attendees that the forced swim test—which the local university absurdly refuses to ban—is “full of hot air.”
  2. Our “Without Consent” exhibit confronted Eli Lilly and other institutions in Indianapolis for tormenting mice, dogs, and other individuals in hideous procedures.
  3. Now that long-tailed macaques and pig-tailed macaques are being classified as “endangered,” we’re ramping up pressure on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to shut down the monkey-abduction pipeline that rips these animals from their natural homes and ships them around the world to experimenters.
  4. PETA challenged experiments on monkeys in another way by placing can’t-be-missed ads targeting riders of Seattle’s famous monorail, opening the eyes of thousands of visitors to the mistreatment and abuse of macaques in University of Washington laboratories.
  5. Progress! India’s National Medical Commission has heeded PETA India’s recommendations and issued new guidelines that will reduce animal tests in postgraduate pharmacology training.