‘Flock’ to Protest Professor’s Cruel Bird Studies at LSU Board Meetings

PETA Will Demand an End to Christine Lattin's Terrible, Traumatizing Experiments on Wild Songbirds

For Immediate Release:
October 4, 2018

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Baton Rouge, La.What:    Armed with signs proclaiming, “It’s Cruelty, Not Science,” PETA supporters will descend on the Louisiana State University (LSU) Board of Supervisors meetings—both the morning and afternoon sessions—to call on the university to put an end to Assistant Professor Christine Lattin’s notoriously cruel and useless chronic-stress studies on birds.

When:    Thursday, October 4, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Where:    LSU Office of the Board of Supervisors, 3810 W. Lakeshore Dr., Baton Rouge

Since 2008, while at various universities, Lattin has caught wild sparrows and other birds and subjected them to injections that damaged their adrenal glands, inflicted wounds on their legs, frightened them by rattling their cages every two minutes and restraining them in a cloth bag, and fed them crude oil mixed with feed, among other procedures. After enduring the experiments, most of the birds were killed. The results of these studies don’t apply to humans or even to other bird species.

“Christine Lattin is a bird’s worst nightmare,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is calling on LSU to intervene—for the sake of songbirds and science—and put a stop to this horrific abuse.”

PETA points out that conservative estimates based on Lattin’s own publications indicate that she has killed at least 250 birds over the past decade.

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