5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week
- After PETA’s relentless campaign to protect animals and public health, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is stopping all monkey imports to laboratories. The agency will require results from a specific type of DNA test—which hasn’t even been developed yet—to prove that any monkeys bound for laboratories were bred in captivity rather than abducted from their forest homes.
- In another huge victory, a Thai official has confirmed to PETA that for the third year in a row, no animals will be harmed or killed during Cobra Gold multinational military training exercises.
- PETA U.K. supporters crashed the University of Bristol’s annual Bristol Neuroscience Festival to demand that the school ban the forced swim test, a cruel and archaic experiment that tells us nothing about complex neurobehavioural conditions in humans.
- An outlet highlighting successful women in science and technology ran an inspiring profile on PETA U.K. science policy advisor Dr. Kimberley Jayne and touted the extraordinary work of PETA Science Consortium International e.V.
- The Science Consortium has joined forces with other animal protection groups, major cosmetics companies, and government agencies to form the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety—which is dedicated to stamping out animal tests for personal-care products.