WATCH NOW: PETA Supporters Just Arrested at HHS Over ‘Monkey Fright’ Lab

Published by Danny Prater.

Breaking news: Seven PETA supporters were just arrested for occupying the foyer of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) as part of a protest against government experimenter Elisabeth Murray’s “monkey fright” experiments. Photos of the protest, which began outside HHS headquarters, are below:

supporters PETA arrested HHS protest

https://twitter.com/peta/status/1486067371039199234

Video footage of the arrests was also captured:

Watch LIVE as PETA Activists Storm HHS to Protest Monkey Experiments

‼️ HAPPENING NOW ‼️ PETA activists are refusing to leave the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in protest of Elisabeth Murray’s cruel monkey lab. Millions of tax payer dollars are wasted on these useless experiments in which monkey’s are scared with fake spiders and snakes. It must be shut down! Join our effort by taking action now! https://peta.vg/3ca1

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Tuesday, January 25, 2022


In her experiments, Murray cuts into monkeys’ heads, injects toxins into their brains, implants “head posts” into their skulls, deprives them of food and water, and terrorizes them with fake but realistic-looking snakes and spiders. She has received nearly $50 million in taxpayer funding since 1998—and hasn’t produced one treatment or cure for humans.

“Elisabeth Murray’s monkey-torture laboratory has sucked up millions of government dollars, and all that taxpayers have gotten for it is a pile of dead animals. PETA won’t rest until the National Institutes of Health shuts down Murray’s laboratory.”

—PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo

Monkeys in Murray’s laboratory are caged alone for years or even decades—condemned to social isolation that causes profound psychological and physiological distress. When experimenters frighten the isolated and brain-damaged monkeys with fake jumping spiders and wooden mechanical snakes, the monkeys respond by freezing, turning away, shaking their cages, or showing signs of submission.

Murray’s “research” has amounted to 30 years of monkey torture. Research money needs to be redirected into human-relevant models and cutting-edge methods that hold promise for humans.

Take Action for Monkeys

Tell the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that you won’t tolerate having your tax dollars pay for the torment of monkeys.

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