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‘Disgraceful!’ PETA Adverts Slam NIH’s Multimillion-Greenback Taxpayer Handout to Troubled Primate Lab


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July 26, 2022

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Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Washington – PETA is inserting full-and front-page advertisements in The Washington Instances and a full-page advert in The Hill condemning the Nationwide Institutes of Well being’s (NIH) disgraceful choice to award an almost $13 million annual infrastructure grant—$65 million over the following 5 years—to the Washington Nationwide Primate Analysis Heart (WaNPRC) on the College of Washington (UW). This grant is as well as to the tens of tens of millions of {dollars} it has obtained in 2022 to fund experiments on monkeys. NIH awarded the grant regardless of WaNPRC employees’s admitted destruction of knowledge, the power’s appalling report of toddler primate deaths, a number of critical violations of federal animal safety legal guidelines and state animal well being and import rules, and rampant illness and poisonous waste exposures at its breeding facility in Arizona.

PETA has referred to as on U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies Secretary Xavier Becerra to research NIH’s overview course of in gentle of the award. In October, the group supplied Becerra with proof of unethical and unlawful actions by the WaNPRC that endangered primate and public well being, as documented by state and federal businesses along with UW’s personal data.

“NIH knew of the primate middle’s violations, destruction of knowledge, failure to stop zoonotic illness outbreaks, and hunger deaths of monkeys—and nonetheless awarded it a multimillion-dollar grant,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “NIH can’t be trusted with public funds.”

In December 2021, the King County Superior Court docket in Seattle held the primate middle liable in civil litigation introduced by PETA based mostly partially on the power’s failure to show over movies and images of monkeys utilized in experiments. In a sequence of stunning under-oath admissions, the previous director and experimenters there described routinely deleting information, making it unattainable for UW to adjust to not solely the Public Data Act but in addition, apparently, the varsity’s personal records-retention duties because the recipient of a whole bunch of tens of millions of {dollars} in taxpayer-supported funding from NIH.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals will not be ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.




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