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Could 11, 2022
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
Amherst, Mass. – To protest the College of Massachusetts–Amherst’s (UMass) shameful and invasive “menopause” experiments on marmosets, a bunch of resolute PETA supporters will cage themselves—together with realistic-looking stuffed monkeys—proper outdoors the varsity’s commencement ceremony on Friday.
When: Friday, Could 13, 3 p.m.
The place: 20 Stadium Dr., Amherst
Purportedly to review menopause, UMass experimenter Agnès Lacreuse cuts into and screws electrodes onto monkeys’ skulls, cuts into their necks, deprives them of water, restrains them for hours at a time, and torments them in varied different methods—regardless that marmosets don’t even expertise menopause. To simulate the situation, Lacreuse surgically removes their ovaries after which makes use of hand heaters on their our bodies to imitate scorching flashes.
“As UMass graduates plan for his or her futures, marmosets will stay trapped and tormented within the college’s labs,” says PETA neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe. “The category of 2022 will certainly agree with PETA: Monkeys don’t need to have their our bodies violated for nugatory research.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.