High School Cancels Cruel Minnow Experiment

January 2011

After PETA was contacted by a concerned high school student in Texas about a cruel classroom experiment in which minnows in bowls were placed on hot plates and exposed to increasing temperatures until they were cooked to death, PETA immediately contacted the school district to request that it discontinue the deadly exercise; the deputy superintendent agreed to stop the experiments and use only non-animal teaching methods in the future, saving fish from dying excruciatingly painful deaths

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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