Pandemic Risks, Monkey Trafficking & More: 14 PETA Scientists’ Research to Be Presented at 12th World Congress

For Immediate Release:
August 25, 2023

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Niagara Falls, Ontario – This week, scientists from PETA, PETA U.K., and PETA Germany will present at the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, the premier conference for scientists set on reducing and replacing flawed and archaic animal studies. The groups’ scientists are slated to chair eight sessions and deliver nine oral and six poster presentations.

Among many other topics, PETA will host a discussion on how voracious experimentation on nonhuman primates has driven two macaque species toward extinction and has increased the risk of zoonotic disease transmission—and, armed with data-driven analysis, they’ll ask attendees to consider whether the costs of these dangerous experiments outweigh any potential benefits.

PETA scientists will discuss the fractured oversight of animal laboratories in the U.S. and present data on the broad impacts of solitary housing on primate behavior and physiology. They’ll also explore the problem of animal methods bias in both scientific funding and publishing, offer suggestions for reducing these biases, and provide practical roadmaps for ushering in 100% animal-free science and education, with information on PETA scientists’ Research Modernization Deal.

“It’s 2023, and we can no longer ignore that animal experimentation is abysmally cruel, is monetarily wasteful, and results in faulty data that fails humans left, right, and center,” says PETA neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe. “PETA’s knowledgeable scientists are ready to take this conference by storm and help everyone see that ending experiments on animals is the only path forward.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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