BIOQUAL Ends Chimpanzee Experiments

June 2012

Just six months after PETA purchased stock in a laboratory called BIOQUAL, Inc. (formerly SEMA), for the purpose of introducing a shareholder resolution urging the company to end experiments on chimpanzees—and soon after PETA called on the National Institutes of Health to cut funding for tests on chimpanzees at the notorious facility—the company announced that it will end the practice after decades of cruel experiments. These experiments and the cruel confinement of chimpanzees and other primates in tiny metal cages at BIOQUAL were first exposed by PETA in 1987 in a shocking video called “Breaking Barriers.”

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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