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Monkeys Tormented in UW Labs; PETA Exhibit to Present Darkish Historical past of Animal Experiments | PETA

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September 6, 2022

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Madison, Wis. – As a result of the College of Wisconsin–Madison is house to the Wisconsin Nationwide Primate Analysis Heart (WNPRC)—the place experimenters have lower into monkeys’ skulls, injected poisonous brokers into their brains, sucked out their mind tissue, and killed them—PETA is bringing its free, eye-opening exhibit “With out Consent” to the town this week, simply in time for the college’s first day of sophistication.

When:      September 7–11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The place:     800 State St. (on the intersection of State Road and E. Campus Mall, on the southern perimeter of Library Mall), Madison

On show for simply 5 days, “With out Consent” hyperlinks historic experiments on weak people—together with orphans, immigrant girls, troopers, and impoverished Black males—to the troubled historical past of experiments on nonconsenting animals, by way of 24 panels bearing descriptions and pictures of practically 200 checks performed at U.S. establishments in current a long time.

Amongst different current experiments on the WNPRC experimenters dosed days-old monkeys with medicine and killed them simply hours later, contaminated macaque monkeys with dengue and Zika viruses, and injected rhesus and patas monkeys with hemorrhagic viruses—inflicting a few of the animals to undergo from bleeding gums, tremors, motor dysfunction, facial swelling, and lymph node illness. After 60 years, 16,000 lifeless monkeys, and $666 million in taxpayer funding, the WNPRC has produced zero cures for human ailments.

PETA’s six-month undercover investigation into the WNPRC revealed, amongst different horrors, monkeys so traumatized by concern and barren dwelling circumstances that they pulled out their very own hair. See the video footage right here.

Different animals have suffered in Wisconsin laboratories, too. Final 12 months, 5,962 canine have been utilized in experiments and a further 3,823 have been held in laboratory services there—the second-highest numbers of all U.S. states. These services embrace  Labcorp—previously Covance—the place experimenters thrust thick plastic gavage tubes down canine’ throats to force-feed them pharmaceutical medicine and industrial chemical substances.

“‘With out Consent’ tells the true tales of monkeys and different animals who have been harmed and killed in experiments that they didn’t and couldn’t consent to,” says PETA Vice President Dr. Alka Chandna. “People are just one animal species amongst many, and having the facility to use the others doesn’t give us the precise to take action.”

PETA is looking on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being—which gave Wisconsin laboratories $560 million in taxpayer funds in 2021—to section out animal experiments and undertake the group’s Analysis Modernization Deal.

An interactive digital exhibit is on the market right here. PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t 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 comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.

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