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Vivisector of the Month

Written by PETA | April 5, 2011

PETA’s exciting new national anti-vivisection ad campaign tells it like it is: If you call it medical research, you can get away with murder. And April’s nominees for Vivisector of the Month are a case in point. They are also so close in heinousness it’s going to be a tough fight to call. Here are these baby-animal abusers in all their gory … I mean, glory:

Kevin Grove at the Oregon National Primate Research Center abuses monkeys to try to show that pregnant women should eat healthy foods and that not doing so can be bad for their babies.

Grove confines monkeys to cramped cages and stuffs them with unhealthy foods until they are obese. He then impregnates the monkeys and gives some of them healthy foods and others fatty foods. Some of the mother monkeys from each group are killed and cut open, and their brains and fetuses are removed and examined. The monkeys who aren’t killed give birth and have their babies yanked away from them almost immediately, which is traumatic to both mother and baby. Grove and his team then terrorize the babies to see if the ones from mothers who ate unhealthy foods scare more easily.

Grove’s junk science has recently been criticized by students, scientists, and compassionate people around the country. And did we mention that the cost of these stupid and inhumane experiments has totaled $3.4 million in taxpayer money since 2007? Is it just me or would that much money be better spent on educational programs teaching pregnant women about good nutrition?


And in the other corner, Jason Coleman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spends his days (and our tax money) tormenting and killing baby mice. In experiments funded by the National Institutes of Hell Health, he and his team cut the edges off the eyelids of baby mice and sew the lids together until they fuse to each other and the babies are unable to open one eye. Then they drill holes into the babies’ skulls, implant electrodes into their brains, and stab the mice in the eyes with needles to inject drugs. After recording their brain activity, they kill the mice and cut out their eyes and brains.

Both of these vivisectors are a mother’s worst nightmare, but which one would you most like to see get K.O.’d by one of our UFC PETA pals? Will it be Kevin “Gravedigger” Grove or Jason “Heart of Coal” Coleman? After you’ve made your pick, send an e-mail to your representatives and senators asking them cut funding for cruel and deadly animal experiments.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • B says:

    Also vivisection is the cutting up of live animals… Therefore some examples are wrong.

  • B says:

    I wish you all to step back a moment and look at what you have just said. You wish to torture humans for what they have done to animals. You are entitled to this point of view but however really would it happen? You need to accept that the whole worlds general view on animals is that they are not as important as humans. @Old Spiderwoman – very few children have a clear perception on the treatment of animals, e.g. Spiders, ants, slugs, snails e.t.c all fall prey to their play. Before you flame me, I understand that some animal testing is harmful and unessential, but some is necessary and some is even not harmful to animals. Many of these scientists do not wish to be involved in this but realise that currently alternatives are not entirely viable

    • Leticia says:

      I understand your point of view, you do have a valid point, but what you might be forgetting is that if you support any animal testing you support the ones that take such unnecessary ways of going about these test. Such as the needles in the eyes, the torture of baby primates, and so on. People that are willing to go behind those that do such terrible and unnecessary experiments are going to use their back ups word for leisure and this cruel way of “science experiments” will continue on because people are willing to back even a percent of it up. I do believe, however, that people do not have the right to torture other people just as much as a scientist, an animal. It’s all wrong in every way, and hypocritical for those to say that these scientist should be tortured or harmed in any way.

  • Jenny says:

    Decent Americans can’t find jobs, and these reprobates are being rewarded handsomely for slow murder. Despicable.

  • Rich F. says:

    “First do no harm” is in the Hippocratic Corpus. Further, the

  • Donna R says:

    OMG! What a sick practice! You should be in jail for animal abuse!

  • 4mula1 says:, animal research has NEVER been validated (

  • Arianna says:

    These “scientists” need to be locked up in a mental institution. Real scientists work to help mankind AND animal life, not to destroy it! Politicians are definitely not gonna hear the end of this until they do something useful about these sadistic buttheads!

  • Sheila says:

    These are sub humans who should have done to them what they do.

  • Old Spiderwoman says:

    Why are these jerks pretending to be scientific when they let these poor animals in this horrific condition? I presume that a six year old schoolboy understands more about clean and healthy behaviour than these dirty bastards! Such a nation-wide shame is just possible because people become more and more egoist and are happy with their meat-fed big bellies and voyeurism! They don’t actually participate in real life but let themselves drive and deceive by dishonest foul media-propaganda! Blinded hearts and souls manipulated by the consumer- weapon- and entertainment industry! there is a nation of heart and brain amputated freaks without any feeling left for other living beings! This is the end of the line – because the human being forgets the most important point: distruction of nature is selfdistruction! The nature and the animals can exist without us – but the human being cannot exist without them! But in their blindness they are literally slaughtering the goose who gives them the golden egg! There is no other such beast of a dumb and deaf species, indeed!

  • Irene Leggett says:

    Utterly disgusting. Obviously the more brainer a person is deemed to be, the less compassionate, moral and ethical they are. Certainly, haven’t got a heart only eyes that light up at the signt of money…….

  • Ted says:

    This is white collar crime. It is profitable for those that commit this, but we all pay, and animals pay with their lives.

  • Ozzie says:

    Disgusting. These people aren’t scientists that are sadists. they need help, serious psychiatric help.

  • Concerned citizen says:

    These vivisectors are truly missing something. Um, like a heart and a soul. I’ve met a few. Just because a person has an education does NOT mean they are well developed or “good”. It does not mean they are ethical or right. Just like these vivisectors who are motivated by money than true ethics. Truly ghastly people.

  • Rat King says:

    A state allowing such criminal actions and criminalizing animal rights fighters for their eventual interventions because they are fed up with these crimes is a rascal state! And still now the world is full of rascal states forcing on innocent animals horrific pains and on human tax payers this fascist insane shit day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year! We are in middle of third world war: the war against mother earth! But behold: mother earth is stronger than the human worm! The toll is already rising and very soon she shall swallow the real evil doers! And there was a great silence upon the earth – and a great moment of peace!

  • Mackenzie says:

    This is horrible! I live near Massachusetts and was wondering if there is a number I could call to complain or an emial adress I could send a complaint to. Thanks 😀