Yale Bird Tormenter’s Seminar to Draw Flock of Protesters

PETA Will Call on University to Stop Allowing Christine Lattin's Cruel Experiments on Wild Songbirds

For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2018

Contact:
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

New Haven, Conn.What:    Brandishing signs proclaiming, “Christine Lattin Kills Sparrows in Cruel Tests,” PETA supporters will gather outside notorious experimenter Christine Lattin’s seminar at Yale University tomorrow to urge the school to stop allowing her painful and irrelevant stress studies on songbirds.

When:    Wednesday, February 28, 2 p.m.

Where:    21 Sachem St., New Haven

Since 2008, starting at Tufts University and then moving to Yale, Lattin has caught sparrows and other wild birds and then subjected them to injections that chemically damage their adrenal glands, inflicted wounds on their legs using a biopsy punch, rattled their cages every two minutes in order to frighten them, restrained them in a cloth bag, and fed them crude oil mixed with feed, among other procedures. At the experiments’ end, the birds are all killed.

“Years of meaningless experiments have made Christine Lattin an expert in tormenting and killing birds behind closed doors,” says PETA veterinarian Dr. Ingrid Taylor. “Her cruel experiments are wasting time, money, and birds’ lives, and PETA is calling on Yale to stop bankrolling them immediately.”

PETA points out that conservative estimates based on Lattin’s own publications indicate that she has killed at least 250 birds over the past decade.

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