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November 20, 2023
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
San Diego – As a result of experiments on animals at Charles River Laboratories, which has a facility in San Diego, are so grotesque that no TV station might probably air them, PETA used CGI to create a new video that reveals—with out displaying any precise animals, gore, or blood—who pays the actual value for pharmaceutical medicine examined on animals. However the FOX affiliate in San Diego remains to be refusing to run even this PG-rated animated video, calling it “too controversial” and “graphic in nature.”
Within the 15-second spot, a “buyer” needs to know the way a lot a prescription will value—and a computer-generated monkey, tattooed with an ID quantity and wheezing by a respiration tube, has the reply: “An excessive amount of.”
“If a computer-generated monkey is ‘an excessive amount of’ for TV, think about how customers would react to seeing actual footage from Charles River Laboratories, the place animals are caged, mutilated, tormented, and killed for pointless experiments that don’t profit human well being,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA is rallying viewers to face up in opposition to these real-life horrors and be a part of us in calling on Charles River to pivot to stylish, human-relevant analysis strategies.”
Despite the fact that medicine that seem protected and efficient in animal research fail 95% of the time in people, Charles River continues to imprison and torment animals for pharmaceutical and different checks. Charles River experiments on extra monkeys—16,460 in 2022 alone—than every other firm within the U.S. It’s underneath civil and legal investigation for alleged unlawful monkey smuggling.
Whereas the native FOX affiliate has refused to run the video, ABC San Diego will run it seven instances this week through the morning and night information and through Good Morning America.
PETA’s motto reads, “Animals will not be ours to experiment on, eat, put on, use for leisure, or abuse in every other approach.” For extra info, please go to PETA.org, hearken to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.