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‘Like a Horror Movie’: Elvira Sinks Her Fangs Into UMass Over Experiments


On Halloween, Actor Asks That Merciless Marmoset Research Be Laid to Relaxation

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October 31, 2022

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Amherst, Mass. – This Halloween, Mistress of the Darkish Elvira is the most recent movie star since Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley to protest the real-life home of horrors on the College of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass). The actor and longtime PETA ally, whose actual title is Cassandra Peterson, despatched a letter at this time to UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy urging him to cease ignoring the howls of individuals involved about lethal marmoset experiments that absurdly purport to review human menopause.

Not like Peterson, marmosets can’t even expertise menopause naturally—a degree echoed by Ridley, who wrote the college after studying that UMass experiments on animals named after Star Wars characters, together with her personal on-screen alter ego, Rey.

“Perhaps I’m simply having a scorching flash, however this merciless waste actually makes my blood boil,” writes Peterson, the creator of the best-selling memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira. “And it has price taxpayers $4.4 million. Severely? This all appears like a horror movie cooked up throughout an evening sweat.” She continues, “Menopause is just not for the weak. Consider me, I’ve been via it and I do know. But it surely’s not for monkeys, both. These experiments might be finished in a kinder, extra human-relevant manner by finding out girls who really expertise menopause.”

At UMass, experimenters zip-tie frightened marmoset monkeys into restraining gadgets, drill into their skulls and implant electrodes, lower open their necks to reveal muscle, thread electrode leads from the scalp and neck to the stomach, and mimic scorching flashes by heating the animals’ our bodies with hand heaters—like these positioned in mittens throughout winter. Finally, the small, delicate animals are killed and dissected.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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