For immediate release:
June 15, 2021
Amanda Hayes 202-483-7382
Washington – PETA’s new big exhibit, No Consent, explores the history of experimentation on discordant animals and challenges the National Institutes of Health (NIH), universities and other agencies to replace the once-acceptable primitive use of animals with government ones: the latest in animal-free techniques.
When: Wednesday 16 June – Friday 6 July
Where: Columbus Circle, opposite Union Station
The two 7-by-7-foot cubes contain brief descriptions and photographs of nearly 200 animal experiments conducted in US institutions from the 1920s to the present day. The exhibition will be on display in the square outside Union Station until 6 July. An interactive virtual exhibition is also available here.
“Without Consent” uses a historical perspective to indicate that since the Middle Ages, experiments have been carried out on vulnerable people, including orphans in tuberculosis experiments, immigrant women in gynecological offices, soldiers in LSD and poison gas trials, and impoverished black men with syphilis. experiments. The exhibition suggests that just as society now realizes that it was wrong, the same moral awakening can guide our behavior today, prompting us to pay attention to other dissenting beings. Technologies, from high-speed computers that can be programmed using human data, to “organs on crystal” and more, also make it essential for human well-being.
“PETA’s film” Without Consent “tells the true story of animals that were unnecessarily harmed and killed in painful experiments, including those underway today – those to which they did not and could not consent.” says PETA Senior Vice President Cathy Guillermo. “Humans are just one animal species out of many, and the ability to exploit others does not give us the right to do so.”
PETA is urging the NIH to adopt the Research Modernization Agreement, which proposes a strategy to identify and eliminate funding for animal experiments that do not apply to different species and to reorient resources towards research methods that are relevant to humans.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not ours to experiment on” – opposes arrogance, a worldview focused on human excellence. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…