For Immediate Release:
April 25, 2019
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Fort Collins, Colo. – Please see the following statement from PETA neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe following Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s citation and fine of Colorado State University (CSU) experimenter Gregory Ebel for his illegal possession of crows in 2018. This action followed a legal complaint and a request for an investigation by PETA. The agency has also suspended his 2019 license to trap more crows.
PETA thanks Colorado Parks & Wildlife for citing and fining Gregory Ebel and suspending his license. Now shut down his laboratory. Ebel has spent 13 years capturing crows and other birds from the wild, holding them captive in his laboratory, infecting them with West Nile virus, and killing them—but he has failed to produce a cure, vaccine, or any clinical treatments for the virus, either for humans or birds. Crows are highly intelligent, sensitive animals who value their freedom, their families, and their lives. They don’t belong to CSU.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, which is a supremacist view of the world that prejudicially privileges humans over all other sentient life. For more information, please visit PETA.org.