For Immediate Release:
November 3, 2021
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
Amherst, Mass. – Representatives from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass)—a public university—want to deny PETA the ability to protest peacefully and notified the group that it couldn’t gather on campus during this weekend’s homecoming events to expose menopause experiments on marmosets. But it won’t work. PETA supporters will descend on the Homecoming Parade on Friday to inform students and alumni that university experimenter Agnès Lacreuse has received $4 million in taxpayer funds to cut into the monkeys’ skulls, probe their brains, wake them up every 15 minutes all night long, and torment them in various other ways—even though marmosets don’t even experience menopause.
When: Friday, November 5, 4–5 p.m.
Where: On the northeast corner of College and S. Pleasant streets, Amherst
“Drugging marmosets and depriving them of sleep is scientifically pointless and unspeakably cruel,” says PETA neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe. “Instead of trying to hide its shoddy science from the public, UMass should shut down this laboratory now.”
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.