A Johns Hopkins University researcher will no longer be allowed to conduct cruel experiments on owls after a license was revoked following a complaint from PETA. According to a news release from PETA, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR) has revoked the permit that allowed JHU experimenter Shreesh Mysore to carry out pointless attention deficit disorder (ADHD) experiments on owls.
PETA started a campaign against Mysore’s ADHD research, pointing out that the invasive experiments “contributed nothing to treatments for humans.”
The animal-welfare agency revealed what the owls were subjected to in the experiments, that took place allegedly without proper permits, between 2015 and 2018:
(the experiments involved) cutting into barn owls’ skulls, implanting electrodes in their brains, forcing the birds into plastic tubes or jackets so cramped that they can’t move their wings, clamping their eyes open, and bombarding them with sounds and lights for up to 12 hours.
PETA Vice President Shalin Gala issued a statement following the victory:
“Now that Mysore has literally lost his license to kill, owls will no longer die for experiments that leave them brain-damaged and suffering. This should end the atrocity on owls, and PETA is calling on NIH and Johns Hopkins to make it official.”
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