In March 2019, PETA filed a lawsuit against the University of Massachusetts–Amherst after it refused to hand over video records of experiments done on monkeys, despite being instructed to do so by the state. The case reached a settlement, and UMass agreed to provide PETA with all of its videos of primate experiments from a 17-year study examining why and how monkeys confined to laboratory cages engage in self-mutilation.
“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