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Iowa Health-Des Moines Ends Use of Animals in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) Courses

Iowa Health-Des Moines Ends Use of Animals in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) Courses

July 2005 In our effort to convince universities and medical centers to use the TraumaMan(R)–a state-of-the-art computerized manikin approved by the American College of Surgeons–in place of animals in ATLS(R) …


Wyeth Closes Premarin Plant

Wyeth Closes Premarin Plant

In October 2005, after heavy pressure from PETA activists, drug maker Wyeth announced that it will be closing its Rouses Point, New York, Premarin cruel production plant.


Undercover at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Undercover at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Animals in the laboratories of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill live and die in misery.


Animal Experiments: Overview

Animal Experiments: Overview

  Facts and Figures United States (2010)(1,2) 1.28 million animals used in experiments (excluding rats, mice, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and agricultural animals used in agricultural experiments), plus an estimated …


Government-Required Animal Testing: Overview

Government-Required Animal Testing: Overview

Government regulations in most countries require some animal-based toxicity testing as a condition for the importation or sale of pesticides, industrial chemicals, drugs and vaccines, genetically manipulated foods, and …


Another 675 Animals Saved From Testing

Another 675 Animals Saved From Testing

July 2004 Another 675 animals were saved by PETA’s review of all testing proposals made by companies under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s notorious high production volume chemical-testing program. The …


Radiation Demonstrations on Mice Ended

Radiation Demonstrations on Mice Ended

April 2004 Upon learning that mice were being used in radiation demonstrations at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, PETA sent a letter to the university administration asking for an …


University of Virginia Ends Cruel Dog Labs

University of Virginia Ends Cruel Dog Labs

January 2004 Through the use of action alerts, e-mail alerts, and automated phone messages, PETA mobilized thousands of its members in a successful effort to help end the University of …


Free-Range and Organic Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products: Conning Consumers?

Free-Range and Organic Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products: Conning Consumers?

As people become more aware of the horrors of factory farming, companies are responding by labeling their products “all-natural,” “free-range,” “free-roaming,” or “organic.” But these labels are misleading. Most …


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 …


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