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Might 20, 2022
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Baltimore – PETA supporters, led by an “owl” mascot in a cage, will make some mayhem proper exterior the Johns Hopkins College (JHU) commencement ceremony this weekend. Urging directors to close down the varsity’s crude brain-mangling experiments on barn owls, the resolute group will rattle bars and crowd the protest space with stuffed owls in cages.
When: Sunday, Might 22, 5:30 p.m.
The place: Homewood Subject, 111 W. College Pkwy. (on the intersection with Canterbury Highway), Baltimore
JHU experimenter Shreesh Mysore cuts open owls’ skulls, inserts electrodes into their brains, and bombards them with lights and noise for as much as 12 hours at a time, purportedly to check attention-deficit/hyperactivity dysfunction in people. When the owls’ brains turn out to be too broken for added experiments, he kills them. Mysore has publicly admitted that he might “misread” what’s occurring within the brains of the birds whose heads he bolts into place, and he obtained an official warning letter from the Maryland Division of Pure Assets for failing to acquire obligatory permits for his experiments on owls from 2015 to 2018.
“As Johns Hopkins College graduates plan for his or her futures, owls stay brain-damaged in Mysore’s laboratory,” says PETA Vice President Shalin Gala. “Practically half one million involved folks have joined PETA in calling on Johns Hopkins to finish these nugatory experiments, and it’s time to free the owls.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals will not be ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.