For immediate release:
November 3, 2021
Amanda Hays 202-483-7382
Amherst, Mass. – Representatives from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) – a public university – want to deny PETA the opportunity to demonstrate peacefully and have informed the group that it cannot meet on campus during the events back to this weekend’s house to exhibit menopause experiences on marmosets. But it won’t work. PETA supporters will head to the Homecoming Parade on Friday to inform students and alumni that university experimenter Agnès Lacreuse has has received $ 4 million in taxpayer dollars to cut apes’ skulls, probe their brains, wake them up every 15 minutes all night and torment them in various other ways, even if the marmosets don’t even go through menopause.
When: Friday November 5, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Or: Northeast corner of College and S. Pleasant streets, Amherst
“Drugging marmosets and depriving them of sleep is scientifically unnecessary and unspeakably cruel,” says PETA neuroscientist Dr. Katherine Roe. “Instead of trying to hide its shoddy science from the public, UMass should shut down this lab now.”
PETA – whose motto says, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment” – opposes speciesism, a supremacist worldview of man.