Written by Jeff Mackey
Good news from the Grand Canyon State—students at Arizona
State University (ASU) will no longer be cutting
holes into hundreds of rabbits' necks, injecting them with drugs, and then killing
them for biology labs. Other animals, including live frogs and rats, are still
being subjected to hideous, antiquated, torturous experiments,
though, so your help is still critical.
Since 2008, PETA has been working with members, supporters,
and ASU students
to end the use of animals in classroom physiology laboratories at the
university. Last year, the number of frogs used was drastically reduced, and now
comes confirmation that all labs that use rabbits have ended. These are victories worth toasting—but
it's not time to rest on our laurels because more animals are at risk.
How You Can Help
Animals in ASU Labs
Thank ASU officials for saving a significant number of
animals from misery and death in school laboratories, and ask them to follow
through on this compassionate decision by replacing all the remaining physiology
experiments on animals with state-of-the-art
non-animal teaching methods as has already been
done at the University of Arizona.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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