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November 11, 2022
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
San Diego – On Monday, as animal experimenters meet on the Society for Neuroscience’s (SFN) annual convention, a PETA cell billboard shall be outdoors the occasion exhibiting video footage from inside laboratories that use monkeys. The video show will circle the San Diego Conference Middle, positioned at 111 W. Harbor Dr., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Among the many experimenters who’re members of SFN and anticipated to be on the convention are Margaret Livingstone, who takes new child monkeys from their moms and has sewn their eyelids shut; Shreesh Mysore, who cuts into owls’ skulls, inserts electrodes into their brains, and forces them to stare at laptop screens whereas he blasts loud sounds into their ears; Elisabeth Murray, who brain-damages monkeys after which frightens them with faux spiders and snakes; and Elizabeth Buffalo, who straps thirsty monkeys into restraint chairs for hours at a time and forces them to carry out reminiscence duties in alternate for a sip of juice.
“These experimenters make their dwelling by tormenting animals,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “They received’t present video of the atrocities they decide to the general public—so PETA will.”
A few of the video footage (right here, right here and right here) that shall be screened was taken inside Murray’s laboratory on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being and reveals a monkey named Beamish used within the fright experiments. PETA may even present disturbing footage from the Washington Nationwide Primate Analysis Middle, the place monkeys are imprisoned inside barren, kitchen cupboard–measurement cages and exhibit the devastating results of long-term confinement and social isolation.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals will not be ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.