After being contacted by a distraught student
regarding the cruel and deadly use of animals in physical rehabilitation courses
at CÉGEP of Sherbrooke—a college located in Québec, Canada—PETA wrote to the
university with suggestions for modern and humane alternatives to animal use
and urged the school to modernize its curriculum. As a result of PETA's
outreach, the school reduced the number of animals used in classroom
laboratories by 50 percent, saving the lives of hundreds of frogs, mice, and
rats each year.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.