PETA calls for New York University to Shut Down Animal Labs
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, New York University has told experimenters that “non-essential research” is suspended and “[o]nly critical research” is allowed to continue, which will likely lead to the killing of hundreds or more animals. One experimenter at the school said, “We just euthanized a bunch of mice that were well trained.”
PETA sent a letter today to the university’s president, Andrew Hamilton, demanding to know why the school conducts noncritical animal experiments.
PETA considers that New York University needs to stop all current and new animal experiments, ban the breeding and purchase of animals, and switch to superior human-relevant research methods. The school is also asked to tell taxpayers how many animals it deemed extraneous and killed in response to COVID-19.