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London Ministry of Defence PETA

Peta head Ingrid Newkirk gets tortured in Trafalgar Square to condemn MOD animal testing


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2016 | 2 min read

The founder of Peta caused a storm in London by being strapped to a torture table in the middle of Trafalgar square.

Fitted with a gas mask (something Greenpeace did to London statues earlier in the week), hooked to tanks of toxic chemicals, Newkirk protested the Ministry of Defence’s reported use of 57 monkeys in laboratory tests.

The study saw marmosets infected with the Ebola virus, to study its effects, with the bleeding of some specimen’s genitals one reported symptom. The animal protection body also claims that flesh eating bacteria was also tested on the monkeys.

On the stunt, Ingrid Newkirk, PETA founder and managing director, said: “When we have access to computer models, human tissues and other modern research methods, it's unfathomable that the Ministry of Defence is still torturing and killing animals.

"PETA is calling on the MoD to join the 21st century and stop using and abusing monkeys in archaic experiments."

Check out the stunt below.

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