Dr. Katherine Roe's Lecture on Science and Animal Advocacy Challenges Rampant, Ineffective Experiments on Animals
For Immediate Release:
November 13, 2019
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
New Haven, Conn. – On Thursday evening in the Ives Main Library, PETA Research Associate Dr. Katherine Roe will deliver a rousing talk titled, “Using Science to Advocate for Animal Rights,” which will touch on some of PETA’s campaigns to end cruel experiments on animals and equip Yale students and other New Haven community members with the tools to speak out against animal tests and demand superior, non-animal research instead.
When: Thursday, November 14, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St., New Haven
“Students may spend years at a college without knowing that right under their noses, animals are being mutilated, drowned, poisoned, addicted to drugs, blinded, and tormented in useless experiments that do nothing to advance our understanding of human health,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “Dr. Roe’s talk will shine a spotlight on this abuse and inspire kind students at Yale University and elsewhere to take action.”
Studies show that more than 90% of basic research in the biological sciences—most of which involves experiments on animals—doesn’t lead to treatments for humans. Government officials also admit that 95% of all new drugs that test safe and effective on animals fail in human trials, either because they simply don’t work or because they’re unsafe.
Dr. Roe is currently working on PETA campaigns to end experiments on dogs at Texas A&M University, on barn owls at Johns Hopkins University, and on wild-caught crows and other birds at Colorado State University.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.