For immediate release:
June 16, 2021
Amanda Hayes 202-483-7382
Washington – Following a short and energetic PETA campaign, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) notified the group that the National Institute of Minority Health and Inequalities in Health (NIMHD) attracted financing for racist research. The experimenters subjected the mice to “episodic aggression” – this meant that the animals were forced to fight, otherwise one of them would be attacked by a larger, more aggressive one – ostensibly to “imitate … the structural violence observed in urban settings.” [African American] community “.
After discovering the experiment, PETA contacted NIMHD, its National Advisory Board, White House Domestic Policy Council director Susan Rice, and the Illinois Black Legislature, and gathered over 40,000 supporters to demand an end to the unfeeling test. PETA noted that exposure of mice to aggression cannot mimic the real life experiences of black Americans, as it ignores the complex historical and socioeconomic factors that have led to inequalities in health in communities of color.
“This mouse study was cruel to animals, racist and a waste of money,” says PETA senior vice president Katy Guillermo. “We urge the National Institutes of Health to build on this progress by funding superior animal-free research to improve human health ethically and equitably.”
In a letter to Rice, PETA pointed to research showing that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is less likely to fund or even consider proposals from black researchers who are more likely to focus on health inequalities, prevention and patient interventions and are significantly less likely to experiment on animals. than white experimenters.
PETA is currently urging NIMHD, which is part of the NIH, to implement a PETA research modernization deal that proposes a strategy to phase out animal testing that prevents the production of drugs for humans. 90% time. He received support from the National Medical Association and the National Hispanic Medical Association, which work to bridge health inequities and collectively represent 100,000 black and Hispanic doctors nationwide.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not ours to experiment on” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human excellence. PETA letters to federal officials are available upon request. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…