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October 12, 2022
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
Seattle – On Friday, throughout homecoming week on the College of Washington (UW), PETA supporters carrying monkey masks and lined with “blood” will lie on the bottom inside chalk outlines of monkeys. This “crime scene” will draw consideration to the college’s Washington Nationwide Primate Analysis Middle (WaNPRC), the place experimenters reduce into endangered monkeys’ our bodies and infect them with lethal pathogens.
When: Friday, October 14, 3:30 p.m.
The place: College of Washington, on the western entrance to The HUB, 4001 E. Stevens Method N.E., Seattle
The motion will coincide with UW President Ana Mari Cauce’s keynote lecture and alert attendees to the WaNPRC’s a number of violations of federal animal safety legal guidelines in addition to state legal guidelines designed to guard public well being. UW was cited by the U.S. Division of Agriculture after a monkey strangled to demise. Days-old monkeys have been mutilated and killed by different caged and pressured primates, and monkeys have died from veterinary errors and even from choking on their very own vomit. Zoonotic pathogens have contaminated endangered pig-tailed macaques in UW’s Arizona breeding colony.
“The College of Washington is a criminal offense scene the place weak monkeys have been mutilated, strangled, starved, and killed in an underground laboratory, regardless of legal guidelines designed to guard them,” says PETA Senior Science Advisor Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel. “PETA is asking on UW to finish its merciless, archaic experiments and embrace cutting-edge, animal-free analysis strategies.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals are usually not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.