Army Ends Brain Damage Test on Ferrets at Wayne State After PETA Outcry

After hearing from PETA, a U.S. Army–funded brain damage experiment on ferrets ended more than six months ahead of schedule at Michigan’s Wayne State University. Ferrets will no longer be purposely bombarded with radio waves, killed, and dissected in this gruesome experiment, which ridiculously purported to model Havana syndrome in humans. PETA is urging the Army to stop subjecting any species to crude and pointless weapon-wounding tests and switch to animal-free methods that are actually relevant to human health.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind