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December 8, 2022
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Madison, Wis. – Please see the next assertion by PETA Vice President Dr. Alka Chandna relating to the College of Wisconsin–Madison’s current crucial violations of animal welfare laws:
As an alternative of citing the College of Wisconsin–Madison for violations, the U.S. Division of Agriculture ought to shut the varsity’s laboratories down. UW’s workers are so incompetent that they will’t even hold monkeys protected—two escapes resulted in critical accidents to those severely burdened primates. PETA has filed a criticism with the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, which awarded the college $367 million final 12 months. These violations observe a protracted historical past of unhealthy conduct within the college’s laboratories. PETA’s 2020 undercover investigation into the varsity’s primate analysis middle yielded damning video footage and images that present very smart monkeys who’ve been disadvantaged of primary requirements, handled with cruelty and contempt, and pushed mad by excessive long-term confinement.
PETA is looking on the college to modernize its analysis program by banning merciless experiments on animals and utilizing solely refined, human-relevant analysis strategies as a substitute, as outlined in PETA’s Analysis Modernization Deal.