When experimenter Christine Lattin was tormenting wild songbirds in pointless experiments at Yale University, PETA made sure that the school’s students, faculty, alumni, and donors heard all about it. When she moved to Louisiana State University (LSU), she may have thought that would be the end of it. But she plans to resume her abusive experiments, and PETA has launched a full-scale campaign against the school.
Activists gathered on campus to urge President F. King Alexander to stop these cruel and deadly tests. Numerous students approached us for leaflets, and they were horrified to learn what would soon be going on at their school.
One student with a songbird tattoo listened intently as PETA campaigners explained that Lattin has spent a decade luring wild birds to feeders, trapping them, taking them back to her laboratory, and performing painful, frightening tests on them, including confining them to cloth bags, rolling them around in a cart so that they can’t perch, feeding them crude oil, and playing music at them at 100 decibels. He angrily asked, “Why is that legal?”
People are shocked to learn that in most states, cruelty-to-animals laws don’t apply to animal experimenters. Students asked how they could help stop the experiments and agreed to e-mail President Alexander.
One of the activists in attendance was LSU graduate Holly Reynolds, who wrote to President Alexander to let him know that what she wanted for her 100th birthday was an end to the experiments.
And now, PETA has placed this no-holds-barred full-page ad in LSU’s student newspaper, The Daily Reveille.
PETA and our supporters have also been making regular appearances at LSU Board of Supervisors meetings.
Help us keep the pressure on. Join PETA, LSU students, and countless other people around the world in demanding an end to Lattin’s abusive, pointless experiments on birds.