OHSU Illegally Surveilled PETA, Violated Open Records Laws, Judge Rules

In a win for PETA, free speech, and transparency, a judge ruled that Oregon Health & Science University had caused “undue delay” and unreasonably withheld videos and photos requested by PETA—including by taking steps to delete videos of deadly experiments in which prairie voles were given the human equivalent of 15 bottles of wine a day. The judge also found that university police had illegally surveilled PETA by subscribing to regular reports on our protected First Amendment activity.

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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