‘Too Controversial’: TV Station Blocks PETA CGI Video Geared toward Charles River Laboratories


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November 20, 2023

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San Diego – As a result of experiments on animals at Charles River Laboratories, which has a facility in San Diego, are so ugly that no TV station might probably air them, PETA used CGI to create a new video that reveals—with out exhibiting any precise animals, gore, or blood—who pays the true value for pharmaceutical medication examined on animals. However the FOX affiliate in San Diego continues 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” desires to understand how a lot a prescription will price—and a computer-generated monkey, tattooed with an ID quantity and wheezing by means of 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.”

Although medication that seem secure and efficient in animal research fail 95% of the time in people, Charles River continues to imprison and torment animals for pharmaceutical and different exams. Charles River experiments on extra monkeys—16,460 in 2022 alone—than some other firm within the U.S. It’s below civil and felony 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 in the course of the morning and night information and through Good Morning America.

PETA’s motto reads, “Animals aren’t ours to experiment on, eat, put on, use for leisure, or abuse in some other method.” For extra info, please go to PETA.org, take heed to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.


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