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March 17, 2020 - PETA

USA: Coronavirus Shuts Down Universities, Prompts Mass Killing in Animal Labs

USA: Coronavirus Shuts Down Universities, Prompts Mass Killing in Animal Labs
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Across the country, school closures caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 have led to a mass killing of countless animals who were slated to be used in crude and worthless experiments in university laboratories.

Many experiments that harm animals are now being “ramped down, curtailed, or delayed,” causing an increasing number of major universities to order a purge of animals who are not considered “critical” to their archaic experiments. PETA is questioning why billions of taxpayer dollars are being used on experiments that can easily be ended or that involve animals who, apparently, are considered “extraneous” to the testing in the first place. Specifically, we are urging every research university receiving public funds to do the following to suspend all animal experiments and make the transition to superior non-animal research methods.

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