21 Major Victories That PETA Achieved for Animals in Labs in 2021

PETA worked hard this year to help animals who are used in cruel experiments. Here’s what we accomplished in 2021!

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Out of the Lab, Into the Light: PETA’s ‘Without Consent’ Honors Vivisection Victims

It’s moving viewers to tears—and action. Experience PETA’s bold new exhibit and see nearly 200 stories about animals used in experiments.

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Victory! No Animals Beheaded, Eaten Alive in Marine Survival Training

PETA just confirmed that in this year’s Cobra Gold exercise, no animals were killed in survival drills. We’ll be watching to make sure this past gruesome behavior is over for good.

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How Does PETA End Animal Tests? Just Read Our 2019 Recap to Find Out

We’re starting 2020 with hope, because last year, we saved millions of living individuals who were being tormented and ultimately killed in laboratories.

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Doctor Starts Cruelty-Free Medical Training Program to Save Animals

There is always a way to avoid hurting animals. Dr. Bryan Webb found a great one of his own.

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Alleged Sexual Predator Who Abused Troops, Stabbed Animals Goes Out of Business

After PETA complaints, the alleged sexual predator and twisted mind behind the military’s cruel trauma training program is out of business.

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New Simulator Could Replace Deadly Explosion Tests on Live Pigs

As the chief organization that will end animal testing, PETA salutes these scientists for working to replace animals in explosion experiments.

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PETA, PETA U.K. Collaborate on New Book About Ending Animal Tests

Get the book—which includes chapters on public policy and animal-free biomedical simulation technology—for free.

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PETA, Doctors Call for Ending Animal Tests in Johns Hopkins Book Launch

The groundbreaking book “Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change” was written by 51 experts, including a PETA vice president.

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U.S. Coast Guard Is PETA’s First-Ever ‘Agency of the Year’

The U.S. Coast Guard has shown that concern for animals can and should be a factor in decision-making.

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PETA Germany, PETA U.S. Just Saved Pigs From Deadly Chest-Surgery Trainings

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PETA Germany—with support from PETA U.S.—has persuaded a major German hospital to stop cutting pigs apart in deadly training exercises for surgeons.

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DOD Study Finds Human Simulators Work—Help End Trauma Drills on Animals

The new study reiterates what PETA has said for years—it’s irrational to mutilate and kill animals to train trauma medics.

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PETA Co-Authors Medical Study, Ends Animal Use in 22 Surgical Programs

Twenty-two surgical programs around the world will no longer mutilate animals in trauma training, thanks to PETA’s donation of 119 simulators.

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National Defense Authorization Act Includes Landmark Animal-Protection Provision

This progress comes on the heels of the U.S. Coast Guard’s decision to end the use of animals in trauma training drills.

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Remembering Ron Dellums, a Hero to Animals

Dellums was a Marine, a mayor, and a member of Congress for 13 terms, but to animals and their advocates, he was a hero.

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