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‘Monkeys’ Plagued by Flashing Lights to Swarm Harvard Campus Over Merciless Experiments

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January 23, 2024

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Cambridge, Mass. – In a dizzying show, PETA supporters carrying monkey masks will descend on Harvard College’s campus tomorrow as “experimenters” in lab coats torment them with strobe lights. The weird scene is supposed to imitate Harvard experimenter Margaret Livingstone’s newest merciless check, during which she completely separates child monkeys from their moms and forces them to put on helmets with shuttered goggles that quickly open and shut, making a strobe-light impact. The infants are made to put on the units for a yr and a half, successfully forcing them to dwell in perpetual and disorienting strobe lighting all day lengthy for 18 months.

When:    Wednesday, January 24, 12 midday

The place:    Johnston Gate (on the intersection of Peabody Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue), Harvard College, Cambridge

Toddler monkeys in Livingstone’s laboratory are torn away from their moms and raised with out seeing any faces—human or monkey—for a full yr. Credit score: Harvard College Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience

“Livingstone’s pointless experiments have by no means produced something aside from ache and anguish for the monkeys stolen from their moms and subjected to her twisted exams,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is urging Harvard to close down Livingstone’s home of horrors.”

Livingstone’s experiments—which have been extensively panned as unethical within the scientific group—have additionally included ripping child monkeys away from their moms and stitching their eyes shut for a whole yr. In one other experiment, toddler monkeys are reared by people carrying welding masks so that they by no means see a monkey or human face. She additionally surgically implants electrodes in monkeys’ brains to file how their disadvantaged mind cells reply to visible stimuli. After years of torment, Livingstone kills a lot of them and dissects their brains. She has performed most of these curiosity-driven experiments for 40 years with out producing a single therapy or treatment for people.

Along with holding tomorrow’s demonstration, PETA is urging former President Barack Obama to sentence these twisted experiments which have obtained greater than $2 million in taxpayer funds from the Nationwide Institutes of Well being’s BRAIN Initiative, which was launched through the Obama administration.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to experiment on”—factors out that Each Animal Is Somebody and presents free Empathy Kits for individuals who want a lesson in kindness.

For extra info, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.

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