PETA’s devoted workforce of scientists and different employees members works full-time all 12 months lengthy to close down barbaric laboratories, advance non-animal assessments, and expose the cruelty of experiments on animals so as to cease them.
We fund and design experiments to point out how non-animal assessments can change these finished on animals, collaborate with members of Congress to finish the usage of animals in laboratories, spearhead hard-hitting eyewitness exposés and public campaigns which were pivotal in shifting public opinion towards animal testing, and persuade main companies, authorities companies, and universities all over the world to desert merciless assessments in favor of recent, non-animal strategies.
In 2022 alone, we helped to safe the rescue of greater than 4,000 canines bred to be used in experiments and prevented numerous different animals from being utilized in research we ended!
PETA’s 22 Largest Victories in 2022 for Animals Utilized in Experiments
1. Envigo Beagle-Breeding Hellhole Shut Down After PETA Exposé; All 4,000 Surviving Canine Transferred for Adoption
Our groundbreaking undercover investigation blew the lid off neglect, intense confinement, struggling, and loss of life at Envigo’s large beagle-breeding facility in Cumberland, Virginia, that bought canines to laboratories.
Envigo’s father or mother firm, Inotiv, introduced in June that it could shut the Cumberland facility. Some 4,000 canines had been rescued. These lucky animals got the chance to have what each canine deserves—love, the liberty to get pleasure from life, and respect for his or her individuality as members of a household.
In July, a consent decree executed within the U.S. Division of Justice’s civil case towards Envigo—prompted, partly, by citations issued on the heels of PETA’s investigation—completely barred the corporate from “any exercise requiring [a federal Animal Welfare Act] license” at its Cumberland facility, together with breeding and elevating canines on the market and experimenting on animals. The consent decree left open the likelihood that Envigo and/or its workers can be charged with crimes.
2. The Final 9 Canine Transferred From Texas A&M Muscular Dystrophy Lab Are to Be Freed
Texas A&M College confirmed that it’s going to launch the 9 wholesome golden retrievers it had betrayed by transferring them from its infamous canine muscular dystrophy laboratory to its veterinary college.
This momentous information comes after PETA’s hard-fought marketing campaign that started with our exposé of the varsity’s horrendous laboratory. Our relentless stress ended its merciless breeding of canines to develop this crippling illness, shut down the lab, and led to the adoption of greater than 50 golden retrievers. These 9 canines can be in loving houses by the tip of the 12 months.
3. (and 4.) Air France and Kenya Airways Decide to Banning the Transport of Monkeys to Laboratories
Following greater than a decade of campaigning by PETA entities and grassroots activists all over the world, Air France introduced that it could finish its transport of monkeys to laboratories as quickly as its present contracts finish. Kenya Airways additionally dedicated to ending its transport of monkeys to U.S. laboratories after discussions with us.
The monkeys whose crates spilled out onto a Pennsylvania freeway following a truck crash on January 21 had been flown on a Kenya Airways airplane that had landed earlier that day. Air France and Kenya Airways be part of dozens of the opposite airways that PETA has persuaded to finish this despicable observe.
5. No Animals Killed in 2022 Cobra Gold Train
A high official confirmed to PETA that no animals could be killed in barbaric survival coaching drills throughout Cobra Gold 2022, an enormous joint multinational army train held in Thailand and attended by the U.S. army.
Throughout these merciless, harmful, and sure unlawful workouts, troops had been compelled to kill chickens with their naked arms, pores and skin and eat stay geckos, eat stay scorpions and tarantulas, and decapitate cobras and drink their blood. These atrocities had been initially halted in 2021 after PETA’s launch of surprising video footage and our exposé, so that is the second 12 months in a row wherein no animals had been used.
6. PETA Persuades Hospital to Ban Employees From Maiming Animals
After stress from PETA and greater than 75,000 of our supporters, Erlanger Well being System introduced a brand new coverage banning its employees—together with its emergency medevac supplier, LIFE FORCE—from taking part in medical coaching that makes use of animals.
Beforehand, LIFE FORCE personnel had been compelled to attend coaching periods held by the College of Tennessee Faculty of Medication wherein they needed to observe invasive procedures on stay pigs—together with IV insertion, oral intubation, and chest tube insertion—or threat shedding their jobs.
7. Corporations in Taiwan Ban Assessments on Animals Not Required by Legislation
Following discussions with PETA and our companion group in Taiwan, Kindness to Animals, firms there banned animal assessments not explicitly required by legislation. These firms embody the next:
- Microbio Co. Ltd., a maker of health-food merchandise
- AGV Merchandise Corp., a serious firm licensed by Nestlé to supply, distribute, and market its Nestea merchandise in Taiwan
- Grape King Bio, Taiwan’s largest biotech fermentation health-food firm, identified for a preferred vitality drink
8. Taiwan FDA Ends Blood Strain Assessments on Animals
Following a push from PETA, the Taiwan Meals and Drug Administration (TFDA) finalized a regulation that removes animal testing suggestions and necessities for firms that wish to make blood stress well being advertising claims about their meals and beverage merchandise. The TFDA will now require solely protected and efficient human assessments for this goal.
9. Congolese Aerospace Firm Enacts Coverage Towards Animal Testing
KEKA Aerospace—a non-public area company within the Democratic Republic of the Congo—publicly confirmed that it “won’t ever use animals in [its] analysis once more,” together with for its deliberate Troposphere 6 rocket launch.
10. Decide Guidelines LSU Should Hand Over Chicken Experiment Information to PETA
The 19th Judicial District Courtroom for the Parish of East Baton Rouge dominated that Louisiana State College (LSU) should flip over to PETA all of the information that we had requested associated to LSU experimenter Christine Lattin’s taxpayer-funded experiments on sparrows. We first filed our lawsuit in December 2020 after LSU refused to launch public paperwork, together with veterinary-care information and movies recorded by Lattin, whose experiments contain trapping sparrows, pumping them with intercourse hormones, exposing them to terrifying calls from predators, after which killing them.
LSU was additionally ordered to pay PETA to cowl our legal professional’s charges and different prices we incurred.
11. Courtroom Orders UW to Pay PETA $540,000 in Open Information Lawsuit
In Washington, a King County Superior Courtroom decide ordered the College of Washington (UW) to pay PETA $539,902.45 in charges and penalties following our public information lawsuit. This got here after the court docket discovered that UW had improperly withheld information detailing monetary and management crises in addition to the deaths of monkeys at its Washington Nationwide Primate Analysis Middle.
12. Kikkoman Pulls Animal-Testing Funding From UW-Madison
After listening to from PETA, Kikkoman—the world’s largest Japanese-style soy sauce manufacturing firm and a sponsor of the College of Wisconsin–Madison’s Meals Analysis Institute—advised the institute to cease utilizing its funding for assessments on animals and as an alternative to allocate the corporate’s donations to academic packages, particular conferences, and administrative bills solely.
Kikkoman, which has donated no less than $1 million to the college, ended its personal animal experiments in 2015 after talks with PETA.
13. Australian Universities Finish Pressured Swim Take a look at on Animals
After listening to from PETA, PETA Australia, and Humane Analysis Australia, the College of South Australia determined that the compelled swim take a look at received’t be permitted for any future analysis tasks.
Macquarie College in Sydney additionally prohibited the compelled swim take a look at. The varsity’s animal ethics committee reviewed the scientific literature on the take a look at and reached the identical conclusion as PETA scientists: The compelled swim take a look at is unhealthy science.
14. Pakistan Bans Stay-Animal Assessments in Veterinary Coaching
The Pakistani authorities banned the usage of stay animals in testing and surgical veterinary coaching within the capital, Islamabad, and surrounding areas after PETA despatched pressing letters to 3 schools implicated in gory movies exhibiting horrific scenes of reportedly kidnapped canines subjected to invasive surgical procedures with out receiving anesthetics.
We additionally contacted Pakistani ministries in command of skilled schooling and veterinary coaching, immediately speaking our suggestions and broader animal testing issues to the pinnacle of the prime minister’s Strategic Reforms Unit (SRU). We urged them to make use of humane simulation fashions and ban coaching strategies on animals. The SRU agreed with us and initiated this landmark reform for animals.
PETA Scientists Make Progress for Animals Utilized in Regulatory Testing
Regulatory companies, such because the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration, the U.S. Environmental Safety Company, and comparable companies all over the world, require assessments to evaluate the toxicity of merchandise resembling pharmaceutical medication, pesticides, industrial chemical compounds, and medical gadgets earlier than they’re put in the marketplace. Though toxicity testing has traditionally been performed on animals in crude assessments developed many years in the past, issues are altering, thanks partly to the work of PETA scientists.
15. Division of Transportation Ends Animal Testing Requirement
After 30 years of labor by PETA scientists and tens of 1000’s of our supporters’ responses to our motion alerts, the U.S. Division of Transportation ended its requirement to make use of rabbits in painful skin-corrosion assessments. The company advised us that its determination would encourage firms to make use of animal-free assessments, and we’ll make certain each firm is aware of about this up to date rule.
16. PETA Science Consortium Donates Gear to Substitute Take a look at on Stay Rabbits
PETA Science Consortium Worldwide e.V. donated gear value $20,000 to an animal-free lab so as to assist finish an almost 80-year outdated take a look at wherein chemical compounds are utilized to the eyes of stay rabbits.
17. Photographs Obtained by PETA Reveal A number of AWA Violations at Bethyl Laboratories
Photographs obtained by PETA from the U.S. Division of Agriculture present sick and struggling animals at Bethyl Laboratories, an antibody-production facility in Texas. That is one other instance of cruelty at an antibody-production facility, and exposing it’s serving to to steer scientists to make use of available non-animal antibodies. PETA is asking on the USDA to carry the power accountable to the complete extent beneath the federal Animal Welfare Act and urges the scientific neighborhood to make use of solely animal-free antibodies.
18. PETA Scientists Present How you can Enhance Analysis With out Utilizing Fetal Bovine Serum
A paper coauthored by PETA scientists reveals how researchers can keep away from the usage of fetal bovine serum (FBS), which is used to develop cells in petri dishes. Yearly, as much as 1.8 million unborn calves are killed worldwide to supply FBS, which is obtained from the blood of fetal calves after their moms are slaughtered for meals. The paper reveals enhance analysis by changing FBS with animal-free options.
19. PETA Scientists Coauthor Groundbreaking Papers That Will Scale back the Use of Animals in Analysis
PETA scientists co-authored a number of papers that present how trendy, non-animal approaches can change archaic and crude experiments on animals. One paper confirmed a brand new method to evaluate if chemical compounds trigger most cancers that’s already getting used to spare lots of of mice and rats assessments wherein they’re fed pesticides day by day to see if tumors develop. One other challenges the usual observe of measuring the accuracy of recent non-animal strategies by evaluating them to flawed animal assessments. And a 3rd paper reveals how a non-animal methodology can change the usage of hamsters to check veterinary vaccines.
20. PETA Scientists Give and Obtain Awards at Worldwide Toxicology Assembly
Dr. Amy Clippinger, managing director of PETA’s Regulatory Toxicology Division and president of the Science Consortium, received the 2022 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award. The SOT, a global scientific group with greater than 8,000 members, selected Dr. Clippinger for her distinctive contributions to the development of non-animal approaches to toxicology testing.
On the SOT annual assembly, PETA scientists acquired Greatest Paper awards and introduced a Pupil Award for Journey and Mentorship in Non-Animal Toxicology, which despatched a pupil attending a traditionally Black college to the convention. The SOT annual assembly is the biggest toxicology occasion on this planet, drawing 1000’s of scientists, regulators, and lecturers every year.
21. European Chemical compounds Company Commits to Ending Assessments on Animals
The European Fee and European Chemical compounds Company introduced that they are going to be taking steps to finish assessments on animals for industrial chemical compounds. In its announcement in regards to the determination, the European Fee acknowledged the continuing stress from a European Parliament decision, which got here after PETA UK shared its Analysis Modernization Deal with members of Parliament, and from the Save Cruelty Free Cosmetics European Residents Initiative, which was launched by PETA entities alongside different animal safety organizations.
22. PETA Science Consortium Worldwide Turns 10
We celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the Science Consortium! From collaborations with consultants on precedent-setting tasks to awarding researchers free non-animal expertise, the Science Consortium has made nice strides changing assessments on animals with trendy and humane testing approaches.
Collectively, we will obtain much more victories for animals utilized in experiments subsequent 12 months.
Please ship a well mannered e-mail to your members of Congress urging them to mandate that the Nationwide Institutes of Well being cease throwing away taxpayer cash on merciless, ineffective experiments on animals and as an alternative give attention to trendy, human-relevant analysis strategies.
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