Dog Experimenter Punished for Fraud

August 2010

After the U.S. government revealed that animal experimenter Gerardo Paez had deliberately falsified data obtained from deadly experiments in which beagle puppies’ eyes were cut out, PETA took action to ensure that Paez could not benefit from this cruelty and fraud. In response to PETA’s requests, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology issued retractions for two of Paez’s studies and the Foundation Fighting Blindness—which partially funded the study— announced that it would prohibit Paez from receiving future funding from its organization.

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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