For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2019
David Perle 202-483-7382
Columbus, Ohio – Please see the statement below from PETA veterinarian Dr. Ingrid Taylor on Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s violation of animal protection laws:
Federal documents obtained by PETA show that Nationwide Children’s Hospital can’t be trusted to do something as simple as follow its own approved procedures. In violation of federal law, Nationwide deviated from its own experimental protocol and subjected an animal to two surgical procedures at once, leaving the animal in such bad shape that euthanasia was required. The U.S. Department of Agriculture should have revealed the species of animal—it could be a monkey, pig, sheep, goat, or chinchilla—but the agency rightly cited Nationwide for its deadly violation. PETA is calling on the federal government to freeze Nationwide’s funding—last year, it received $48 million in grants—and to launch a full investigation into the facility’s experimental program.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on or abuse in any other way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.