People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Hopkins' animal testing deserves PETA's challenge

Hopkins' animal testing deserves PETA's challenge

PETA is running an ad in which a teddy bear stands in for the real-life victims of animal experimentation because airing actual footage would be too graphic for FCC censors and social media standards (“PETA to run ad in Baltimore challenging animals testing,” Nov. 13). If Johns Hopkins University objects to the use of a stuffed animal as a surrogate to represent their experiments, they should step up and release real-life footage from inside their own laboratories.

They can start with the Johns Hopkins laboratory where barn owls are restrained, electrodes inserted into their brains and headphones placed on their heads to blast noises directly into their ears. Experimenters...

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