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January 19, 2023
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San Francisco – Earlier this night, PETA supporters had been kicked out by safety on the Westin St. Francis resort after invading the College of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass) alumni occasion and confronting President Marty Meehan and Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy over the varsity’s horrific menopause experiments on marmoset monkeys. Video footage is accessible right here.
Joined by protesters with firsthand information of menopause—a situation that marmosets don’t expertise—an activist took the mic from President Meehan and knowledgeable alumni that UMass experimenters drill into marmosets’ skulls, reduce open their necks to show muscle, and thread electrode leads from the scalp and neck to the stomach. To imitate sizzling flashes in them, experimenters reduce out their ovaries and warmth the animals’ our bodies with hand heaters, like these positioned in mittens. In these and different assessments, delicate and social monkeys are saved in solitary confinement—like Anakin, a marmoset who was finally killed by UMass experimenters. The assessments have value taxpayers over $4 million.
“Alumni had been horrified that UMass torments tiny monkeys behind closed doorways,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is looking on the varsity to close down these pricey experiments which have by no means helped girls and by no means will.”
PETA has been contacted by quite a few UMass alumni and donors involved concerning the faculty’s animal welfare violations. The U.S. Division of Agriculture cited the college for severely burning a marmoset with hand heaters as he was recovering from surgical procedure, failing to alert an attending veterinarian to sick animals, and allowing a monkey to flee after which injuring the animal’s tail throughout recapture.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals should not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.