For Immediate Release:
December 16, 2021
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
San Antonio – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding Texas Biomedical Research University’s withdrawal of its request for $11 million from the taxpayer-funded San Antonio bond program:
This is a huge victory for San Antonio taxpayers, including the more than 22,000 who are PETA supporters, and for the monkeys who likely won’t be brought into the world just to be tormented at Texas Biomed’s Southwest National Primate Research Center. The primate center, where monkeys have been burned, left outside in frigid weather to develop frostbite, strangled to death, and have escaped multiple times, doesn’t deserve one penny of public funding, let alone $11 million. The primate center should stop harming monkeys in pointless experiments and close down now.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.