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Canines Tormented, Killed in Michigan Labs; PETA Exhibit to Present Darkish Historical past of Animal Experiments

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September 19, 2022

Amanda Hays 202-483-7382

Ann Arbor, Mich. – As a result of Michigan laboratories used a whole lot of canines in experiments final yr, PETA is bringing its free, eye-opening exhibit “With out Consent” to the College of Michigan’s hometown this week. The presentation of this provocative show comes after 4,000 beagles—a few of whom have discovered everlasting properties with Michigan households—bred for experiments have been rescued from a now-shuttered breeding facility in Virginia, due to a PETA undercover investigation.

When:    September 21–25, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

The place:    The College of Michigan, on the southeast nook of N. College Avenue and S. State Avenue, Ann Arbor

On show for simply 5 days, “With out Consent” hyperlinks historic experiments on weak people—together with orphans, immigrant ladies, troopers, and impoverished Black males—to the troubled historical past of experiments on nonconsenting animals, via 24 panels bearing descriptions and pictures of practically 200 assessments carried out at U.S. establishments in latest a long time.

In 2021, Michigan laboratories held or used 892 canines for experiments. Regardless of the provision of high-tech analysis strategies—similar to organs-on-chips and high-speed computer systems programmed with human information—canines are force-fed medicine and utilized in quite a lot of invasive and typically extraordinarily painful experiments. Most of them are killed. Experimenters at Wayne State College reduce into canines’ hearts, pelvises, and abdomens; inserted probes and catheters into their our bodies; severed parts of their arteries; gave them medicine; and compelled them to run on a treadmill.

Experimenters on the College of Michigan have reduce into pigs’ groins and skulls to trigger traumatic mind accidents and hemorrhagic shock. They’ve eliminated mice’s kidneys, fed them a food plan excessive in fats and ldl cholesterol to harden their arteries, and flooded their our bodies with paraformaldehyde. They usually have injected pregnant sheep with hormones to trigger their infants to be born with an endocrine dysfunction, then eliminated the lambs’ ovaries, inserted hormone implants, beheaded the animals, and excised their brains.

“‘With out Consent’ tells the true tales of canines and different animals who have been harmed and killed in experiments that they didn’t and couldn’t consent to,” says PETA Vice President Dr. Alka Chandna. “People are just one animal species amongst many, and having the ability to use the others doesn’t give us the correct to take action.”

PETA is looking on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being—which gave the College of Michigan greater than $609 million in taxpayer funds in 2021, roughly half of which was used to fund merciless and pointless experiments on animals—to part out animal experiments and undertake the group’s Analysis Modernization Deal.

An interactive digital exhibit is offered right here. PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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