Virginia Tech Tries to Cover Up Animal Deaths in Laboratories, but PETA Exposes the Receipts

Armed with damning internal documents, PETA sent a letter today to Virginia Tech’s (VT) president, Timothy D. Sands, calling out the university’s misleading public claim that it “did not mandate any animals to be euthanized due to COVID-19,” citing records showing that VT laboratories deemed animals expendable and killed them in response to the pandemic.… Read more »

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PETA Statement: Why Human Antibodies Are Superior to Chicken Antibodies for Fighting the Novel Coronavirus

Please see the following statement from PETA regarding the use of chicken antibodies to fight the novel coronavirus: Snorting chicken antibodies to ward off COVID-19 infections may sound like a joke, but it’s actually just bad science. For scientific and ethical reasons, an end to using animals to produce antibodies was recommended by the European… Read more »

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PETA Calls For State Audit of University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University After COVID-19–Related Animal Killings

Today, PETA sent a letter to the state auditor urging an audit of the use of public money, personnel, property, equipment, and space by the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University for animal experiments deemed non-essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. This apparently led to the euthanasia of animals in the schools’ laboratories. In its… Read more »

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Mass Killings of ‘Extraneous’ Animals in Labs Prompt Appeal to HHS Inspector General

This morning, PETA is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate more than 60 universities funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their apparent failure to abide by federal mandates to reduce and replace the use of animals in experiments. In its letter,… Read more »

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COVID-19, Violations Prompt PETA Call for University of Florida to Shut Down Animal Labs

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the University of Florida is telling experimenters to “consider reduction of animal census,” which will likely involve killing many animals. PETA fired off a letter today to the university’s president, Kent Fuchs, demanding to know why the school conducts noncritical animal experiments. The group is also asking the public to… Read more »

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COVID-19, Violations Prompt PETA Call for UC-Davis to Shut Down Animal Labs

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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Will the FDA Nix Requirement For Animal Testing? PETA Urges New Precedent Amid COVID-19

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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