5 Ways PETA Is Helping Animals in Laboratories This Week

  1. California can be a class act! State legislators have introduced the CLASS (Compassionate Learning Advancements for Science Students) Act, a PETA-backed bill that aims to require teachers to tell students about the sourcing and environmental concerns with animal dissection as well as their right to choose a non-animal replacement.
  2. Sparrows are sensitive, social birds who stay together for life in groups of up to 40 members, but the ones trapped in the laboratory of Louisiana State University experimenter Christine Lattin are tormented in pointless tests.
  3. Speaking of Lattin, news of her experiments prompted PETA India supporters to take to the streets for sparrows when she spoke at Chaudhary Charan Singh University.
  4. We’re urging Eastern Virginia Medical School to end a study in which live babies were cut out of five pregnant baboons in violation of federal law.
  5. Why won’t big pharma stop experimenting on monkeys? In an interview with Fast Company, PETA’s Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel explains the industry’s addiction to the monkey pipeline—and why choosing modern, non-animal testing methods is better for everyone.