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OSHU’s Lies to sixth Graders Immediate Stop & Desist From PETA


For Speedy Launch:
October 24, 2022

Contact:
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Portland, Ore. – When a consultant from Oregon Well being & Science College’s (OHSU) Oregon Nationwide Primate Analysis Middle (ONPRC) visited sixth graders at The Cottonwood Faculty of Civics and Science, 11-year-old Zuma Mullock requested questions based mostly on PETA’s video exposés of the ONPRC, which revealed that monkeys have been terrorized by employees; denied veterinary care and ache aid; pushed insane by confinement to small, barren cages; and killed in experiments.

The OHSU consultant then lied to the category, stating that PETA had manipulated video footage to be able to make cages seem smaller than they’re. In response, PETA fired off a stop and desist letter to OHSU and the ONPRC and one other letter to The Cottonwood Faculty’s director, Amanda McAdoo, urging her to cancel an upcoming discipline journey to the laboratory.

“The primate heart, moderately than admitting that animal care wants a serious overhaul, has chosen to deceive college students, together with by making an attempt to point out them solely the few monkeys caged outside when a whole bunch of monkeys in tiny cages are being tormented in merciless experiments inside its labs,” says PETA Basis Director of Litigation Asher Smith. “PETA goes to press this difficulty till OHSU retracts its false statements and is urging The Cottonwood Faculty to interchange its upcoming discipline journey with an exercise that may educate college students that 21st century science lies in human-relevant analysis.”

TeachKind—PETA’s humane schooling division—had beforehand written to The Cottonwood Faculty’s director and board members, urging them to cancel the sphere journey and providing to host an age-appropriate presentation about trendy analysis strategies as a substitute. TeachKind famous that, amongst different latest violations of federal animal welfare legal guidelines and laws on the ONPRC, monkeys have been burned when left unattended on heating pads, been scalded to loss of life in a cage washer, and died whereas trapped behind a cage. Over the previous 40 years, the ONPRC has killed 1000’s of monkeys in flawed experiments that also haven’t led to efficient human vaccines for HIV, tuberculosis, or different viruses and ailments. A lot of its time and taxpayer {dollars} are spent on meaningless curiosity-driven experiments, corresponding to attempting to intimidate child monkeys with a Mr. Potato Head toy.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals will not be ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info on PETA’s newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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