Texas Biomedical Research Institute, home of the notorious Southwest National Primate Research Center, withdrew its request for $11 million from the taxpayer-funded San Antonio bond program after objections from PETA supporters, including PETA Students Opposing Speciesism hub organizer Mariah Smith, and other local activists. They testified at public hearings, submitted public comments, and called their elected officials to tell them to say no to funding this cruel primate laboratory.
“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