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Animal Experimentation

Dissection: Lessons in Cruelty

Dissection: Lessons in Cruelty

Every year, millions of animals are dissected in elementary, secondary, and college science classes. Each animal who is cut open and discarded represents not only a life lost but …


AIDS: Contagion and Confusion

AIDS: Contagion and Confusion

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease that results from a viral infection that damages the immune system. A damaged immune system cannot protect the body from other …


Product Testing: Toxic and Tragic

Product Testing: Toxic and Tragic

Every year, millions of animals are poisoned and killed in barbaric tests that were crudely developed as long ago as the 1920s to evaluate the toxicity of consumer products …


Chimpanzees: Involuntary Test Subjects

Chimpanzees: Involuntary Test Subjects

Chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas. Chimpanzees and humans share the same blood types and have at least 95 percent genetic similarity. These …


Alternatives: Testing Without Torture

Alternatives: Testing Without Torture

Besides saving countless animal lives, alternatives to animal tests are efficient and reliable. Unlike crude, archaic animal tests, non-animal methods usually take less time to complete, cost only a …


The Military’s War on Animals

The Military’s War on Animals

News reports tally the casualties of war, and monuments are erected to honor fallen soldiers, but the nonhuman victims of war—the animals who are shot, burned, poisoned, and otherwise …


Endotracheal Intubation Training: Maiming and Killing Animals

Endotracheal Intubation Training: Maiming and Killing Animals

Endotracheal intubation, a procedure in which a tube is passed through the mouth into the windpipe, is used on sick and injured children and adults who are experiencing breathing …


Health Charities: Helping or Hurting?

Health Charities: Helping or Hurting?

When you donate to a charity, do you know where the money actually goes? Might your gift be contributing to animal suffering? Some health charities ask for donations to …


Congressional Committees Tell the EPA to Lay Off Animals

Congressional Committees Tell the EPA to Lay Off Animals

April 2003 Following PETA’s testimony to the Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate, both committees officially advised the Environmental Protection Agency to develop chemical-testing methods that …


PETA Saves Chickens From Life as Mosquito Bait

PETA Saves Chickens From Life as Mosquito Bait

April 2003 State health departments across the country keep sentinel chickens in barren cages as mosquito bait to help detect pathological organisms like the West Nile virus. PETA wrote to …


Activists Save 900 Rabbits From Deadly Chemical Test

Activists Save 900 Rabbits From Deadly Chemical Test

April 2003 Chemical company, AmeriBrom, planned to kill 900 rabbits to retest a chemical already known to be hazardous. Thanks to calls and letters from PETA and activists, AmeriBrom and …


Non-Animal Testing Gets a Broader Audience

Non-Animal Testing Gets a Broader Audience

January 2003 The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has a history of asking only for animal-testing methods when soliciting proposals for new methods of testing chemicals for toxicity. After persistent contact …


Dissection Choice Policy Passes in Las Vegas

Dissection Choice Policy Passes in Las Vegas

April 2002 Thirteen-year-old PETA member Laurie Wolff led an effort in Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas, to convince school administrators to adopt a dissection choice policy. Previously, dissecting …


Iowa Medical School Ends Painful Dog Nipple Exercise

Iowa Medical School Ends Painful Dog Nipple Exercise

October 2001 PETA wrote to Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center after receiving reports that medical students were cutting off the nipples of live dogs and then sewing them back on …


Michigan Medical Center Stops Intubation Training on Cats

Michigan Medical Center Stops Intubation Training on Cats

April 2001 PETA wrote to the St. John Health System in Detroit, Michigan, after receiving numerous complaints about its use of cats to teach endotracheal intubation (ETI) in pediatric advanced …