PETA Sets the Record Straight About Gay Sheep Experiments

Published by PETA.



There’s been a whole lot of controversy recently about our campaign against some lethal experiments conducted at two Oregon universities on a number of out-of-the-closet ovine Oregonians. The experiments, which involve attempting to change the sexual orientation of sheep before dissecting their brains, raise a number of complex ethical issues—as well as some really basic ones like “don’t torture sheep.” Here to explain exactly where we stand on the issue is PETA’s own brilliant Research Associate, Shalin Gala, with an open letter in response to the experiments:

PETA’s Open Letter in Response to OSU and OHSU’s ‘Gay Sheep’ Experiments
After being outed by PETA for their cruel and deadly hormone-altering tests on gay sheep, experimenters continue to mislead the public as to the troubling implications of their work.
Experimenters Charles Roselli of Oregon State University (OHSU) and Fred Stormshak of Oregon Health and Science University (OSU) have failed to address ethical issues pertaining to their deadly hormone-altering tests on gay sheep and the tests’ implications for humans. PETA will continue to scrutinize these and any other experiments to ensure that both animal and human interests are protected and represented. … [More]

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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