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Provocative Exhibit to Expose Violent Historical past of Animal Experiments, Together with at Duke College

For Quick Launch:
Might 24, 2022

Amanda Hays 202-483-7382

Durham, N.C. – As a part of a nationwide tour, PETA is erecting a big exhibit titled “With out Consent” that explores the troubled historical past of experiments on nonconsenting animals and challenges establishments—together with Duke College—to rethink this exploitative, costly, merciless, and archaic idea of science. On show for 5 days, 24 panels will bear concise descriptions and images of almost 200 animal experiments performed at U.S. establishments from the Twenties by immediately. An interactive digital exhibit can be out there right here.

When:    Wednesday, Might 25, 12 midday

The place:    CCB Plaza, on the intersection of E. Chapel Hill and Corcoran streets, Durham

“‘With out Consent’ tells the true tales of animals 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 appropriate to take action.”

The 110 million animals killed yearly in U.S. laboratories are people who expertise ache and concern—but they’re burned, force-fed chemical compounds, sickened with illness, and robbed of their infants. In latest exams, Duke experimenters drained grownup pigs of blood after which transfused it into piglets. The experimenters surgically implanted tubes into the jugular vein, carotid arteries, and bladders of the piglets, inflicting hemorrhaging. Additionally they inserted probes into the piglets’ rectums and measured important indicators each quarter-hour. The piglets grew to become anemic, and fluid accrued of their abdomens. The animals have been killed, and their organs have been dissected.

Different Duke experimenters pushed a thick plastic tube down the throats of mice to force-feed them ethanol 5 occasions over 5 days—damaging their pancreas and lungs. The mice who survived have been decapitated, and their blood and organs have been eliminated.

As a result of 95% of all new medicine that take a look at secure and efficient in animal research go on to fail or trigger hurt in human medical trials, PETA is asking on the Nationwide Institutes of Well being—which gave Duke greater than $731 million in taxpayer funds in 2021—to part out using animals in experiments and undertake the group’s Analysis Modernization Deal.

“With out Consent” makes use of a historic perspective to level out that starting in medieval occasions, experiments have been performed on susceptible people—together with orphans in tuberculosis and psychological experiments, immigrant girls in gynecological surgical procedures, troopers in LSD and poison gasoline exams, and impoverished Black males in syphilis experiments. The exhibit illustrates that simply as society now understands that these experiments have been unsuitable, we have to let an identical ethical awakening information our conduct immediately by extending consideration to different nonconsenting sentient beings who are suffering and die in experiments—from floor-cleaner product exams to mother-infant separation research.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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