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November 16, 2022
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
Amherst, Mass. – Earlier as we speak, PETA supporters have been detained by police and banned from campus after invading the College of Michigan’s (U-M) Pharmacology Seminar Sequence, the place they confronted College of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass) experimenter Agnès Lacreuse, interrupting her seminar with a view to expose UMass’ horrific menopause experiments on marmoset monkeys. Video footage is accessible right here.
A protester took the mic, and activists shouted out details about the assessments, together with that Lacreuse drills into marmosets’ skulls, cuts open their necks to reveal muscle, and threads electrode leads from the scalp and neck to the stomach. To crudely mimic sizzling flashes within the small monkeys—who don’t expertise menopause—experimenters minimize out their ovaries, administer hormone-manipulating medication, and warmth the animals with hand heaters like these positioned in mittens. In these and different assessments, delicate and social monkeys are saved in solitary confinement—like Anakin, a marmoset who was ultimately killed by UMass experimenters.
“U-M school and college students ought to know that Lacreuse torments tiny monkeys in merciless and lethal menopause experiments that won’t assist ladies,” says PETA Vice President Dr. Alka Chandna. “In an age when superior, human-based analysis can so successfully examine the consequences of hormone fluctuations in people, it defies ethics and logic to sentence weak marmosets to lives of distress and misery.”
PETA has been contacted by quite a few UMass alumni and donors involved concerning the faculty’s animal welfare violations. The U.S. Division of Agriculture cited the college for severely burning a marmoset with hand heaters as he was recovering from surgical procedure, failing to alert an attending veterinarian to sick animals, and allowing a monkey to flee after which injuring the animal’s tail throughout recapture.
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals will not be ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.