Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of California–Davis is telling experimenters to “ramp down all noncritical on-campus research activities,” which will likely involve killing many animals. PETA fired off a letter today to the university’s chancellor, Gary S. May, demanding to know why the school conducts noncritical animal experiments. The group is also asking… Read more »
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To help fuel workers at Scripps Mercy Hospital—which is caring for dozens of patients from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border who are afflicted with COVID-19—PETA Latino will deliver delicious, healthy vegan burritos from Chipotle as well as scrumptious vegan ice cream generously donated by Baskin-Robbins to doctors, nurses, and support staff in the hard-hit… Read more »
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In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to allow companies to skip required tests on animals and head straight to human trials in the search for COVID-19 therapies, PETA sent a letter to the agency applauding the move and urging it to move away from animal experiments completely. “The novel coronavirus… Read more »
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Newly released U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection reports of local puppy mill Anderson’s Yorkies and Toy Poodles reveal horrific conditions and neglect, including that 28 dogs were denied veterinary or other basic care—two of them were denied care for at least seven months. In addition, all of the facility’s puppies had giardia, a parasite… Read more »
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After hearing from PETA, a Fortune 500 company and an Austrian government agency are backing away from supporting tests on animals in favor of modern, non-animal research. Ball Corporation has dropped its entire support as a “Platinum Partner” of the Red Bull–backed Wings for Life charity, which funds deadly spinal cord injury experiments on animals—a… Read more »
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