Chimpanzee Research Center Gets Served

July 2008

PETA filed a complaint against the University of Texas’ Michael E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine & Research, a chimpanzee research center that allowed six chimpanzees to escape over a five-month period, including a chimpanzee named Tony who was shot and killed. In response to the complaint, the U.S. Department of Agriculture fined the careless facility nearly $3,000 for violating proper animal handling regulations.

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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