PETA to rally against professor’s bird studies at LSU board meetings

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(10/3/18) PETA supporters have not been pleased with an LSU professor’s bird study practices. So much so, that the animal rights organization is planning to protest against these methods at two LSU board meetings Thursday. 

Back in August, People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA) protesters demanded that newly appointed Louisiana State University (LSU) professor Christine Lattin change her study practices.

On Thursday, October 4, 2018 PETA advocates will ambush LSU’s board of supervisors morning and afternoon sessions in an effort to silence Lattin’s songbird cruelty once and for all.

Activists will convene at 9:30 a.m., then again at 12:30 p.m. at the LSU Office of the Board of Supervisors, which is located at 3810 W. Lakeshore Drive in Baton Rouge. 

 

According to PETA, Lattin’s practices have been controversial because she catches wild sparrows, subjects them to injections that damage their adrenal glands, inflicts wounds on their legs, frightens them by rattling their cages every two minutes and restrains them in a cloth bag, among other procedures. We’re told that after enduring these experiments, most of the birds are killed.

PETA officials also point out that conservative estimates based on Lattin’s own publications indicate that she has killed at least 250 birds over the past decade.

“Christine Lattin is a bird’s worst nightmare,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo.

“PETA is calling on LSU to intervene—for the sake of songbirds and science—and put a stop to this horrific abuse.”

 

 

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