For Immediate Release:
March 10, 2023
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
Naples, Fla. – A large “monkey” will lead PETA supporters outside Naples Grande Beach Resort on Tuesday during an alumni event for the University of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass) to protest against the school’s cruel and deadly menopause experiments on marmosets.
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2:45 p.m.
Where: Outside the Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Dr., Naples
UMass experimenter Agnès Lacreuse cuts into and screws electrodes into monkeys’ skulls, cuts into their necks, deprives them of water, restrains them for hours at a time, and torments them in various other ways, purportedly to study menopause, a condition marmosets don’t even experience. To simulate the condition, Lacreuse cuts out their ovaries and uses hand warmers on their bodies to mimic hot flashes. She has squandered $5 million in taxpayer funds on this farce.
“Life is anything but a beach vacation for the marmosets who remain imprisoned inside cold, sterile laboratory cages,” says PETA neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe. “PETA urges the UMass community to demand an end to this costly monkey torment.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.