‘Monkey’ to Blast Animal Testing Ahead of National Science Day

For Immediate Release:

26 February 2019

Contact:

Radhika Suryavanshi; [email protected]

Garima Jain; [email protected]

PETA India Supporter Will Shine a Spotlight on Cruelty to Animals in Laboratories

Hyderabad – Just ahead of National Science Day (28 February), a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India member dressed as a monkey will stand strapped to an experimentation contraption in Hyderabad to call attention to the plight of animals abused and killed in laboratories in India and around the world. Other supporters of the group will brandish signs urging, “Stop Animal Experiments.”

When:       Wednesday, 27 February, 12 noon sharp

Where:     Dharna Chowk, opposite the Indira Park gate, Ashok Nagar, Hyderabad

“It’s flat-out unacceptable that sensitive, intelligent animals are still being subjected to painful, invasive experiments,” says PETA India Campaigns Coordinator Radhika Suryavanshi. “With awareness of animal sentience at an all-time high and cutting-edge, non-animal technology available, it’s time that cruel and ineffective animal tests were consigned to the history books.”

PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on” – notes that countless monkeys, dogs, rats, and other animals are mutilated, burned, blinded, cut open, poisoned, and drugged in laboratories every year. Not only are these tests cruel, their results are also inapplicable to humans because of the vast physiological variation among species. Modern, non-animal research methods, such as in vitro tests, are reliable, human-relevant, and more cost-efficient than those involving animals.

Consumers can help end animal testing by buying only products which have not been tested on animals. Click here for companies that do and that do not test their products on animals.

For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.

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