Mice and Frog Experiments Stopped at University in Taiwan

April 2008

Thanks to a courageous whistleblower, PETA convinced National Taiwan University College of Medicine to cancel several cruel experiments, including an outdated pharmacology experiment in which students would inject the deadly poison strychnine into mice to measure how long they would convulse before dying. The university also canceled an experiment in which students would inject mice with a poison that induces immobilization before forcing them to balance on a rotating spinning rod. At PETA’s urging, the university also ended surgeries in which students in nonsurgical programs were cutting into frogs’ brains while the animals were still alive.

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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