Cruel Navy-Funded Tests on Sheep Canceled

New documents recently obtained by PETA show that the gruesome decompression sickness experiments on sheep funded by the U.S. Navy—which had been awarded more than $389,000 in taxpayer money—at the University of Wisconsin–Madison were abruptly stopped up to two years ahead of schedule, following our letter to Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro and public records requests to the Navy and the school. The sheep formerly slated for these tests will be spared the agony of cardiovascular collapse, spinal cord injury, and paralysis.

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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