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New Violations of Federal Legislation at Johns Hopkins College: PETA Assertion

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July 20, 2022

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Baltimore – Please see the next assertion from PETA Vice President Shalin Gala concerning the U.S. Division of Agriculture’s newly launched citations of Johns Hopkins College for violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, together with failing to think about alternate options to probably painful surgical procedures performed on chinchillas, sheep, and rabbits; locking a new child rabbit in a cage with out a necessary nest field for thermoregulation, maternal care, and progress; failing to take away peeling paint and to scrub “excessively dusty” air flow filters in primate labs; risking meals contamination and animal well being by failing to scrub hanging feeders “coated by a movie of brown materials” in sheep labs; and failing to scrub “thick guano deposits” (bat poop) on water strains and laboratory partitions, which presents “illness hazards for the animals”:

Johns Hopkins College (JHU) is flouting state and federal legal guidelines left and proper but nonetheless receiving extra taxpayer cash from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH) than every other establishment within the U.S. JHU repeatedly failed for years to acquire correct permits to make use of owls in invasive and lethal mind experiments after which skirted Maryland legislation, with the complicity of the Maryland Division of Pure Sources, to proceed harming and killing these birds. These newly launched U.S. Division of Agriculture citations come on the heels of damning photographs PETA obtained from earlier inspections by the company of JHU’s labs, revealing that monkeys are locked inside cramped, barren cages, apparently pushed by stress and a soul-crushing lack of stimulation to tear out their very own hair and left affected by untreated medical situations.

The place are you able to torture owls, drive monkeys insane, and actually fail to take away poop from laboratory partitions whereas nonetheless raking in additional than $838 million from NIH in 2021? Apparently at JHU. NIH should minimize its funding of JHU’s experiments on owls or danger being complicit in a blatant corruption of science and the legislation.

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