For Speedy Launch:
September 13, 2022
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Bethesda, Md. – For Halloween revelers uninterested in dressing as Freddy Krueger, Darth Vader, or different fictional villains, this yr PETA is providing a chance to decorate as a real-life monster: Dr. Anthony Fauci, who the group says by no means met an animal he wouldn’t experiment on and who not too long ago introduced plans to step down as director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments (NIAID). Now out there to order, the limited-edition costume consists of a masks, a white lab coat, an outsized syringe, and a stuffed beagle—just like the canine not too long ago rescued from laboratory provider Envigo following a PETA investigation—with a “Good Riddance, Fauci” collar tag in celebration of the retirement.
The getup alludes to all of the animals who have been subjected to painful and pointless experiments below Fauci’s tenure in authorities, together with beagles contaminated with a tropical illness after which killed after months of struggling, hundreds of monkeys killed in failed AIDS experiments—which haven’t produced a single vaccine to stop HIV—and canine utilized in transgender experiments.
“Revelers dressed as Fauci can be part of the opposite ghouls on Halloween night time,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “Throughout his reign of terror, Fauci oversaw the imprisonment and deaths of tens of hundreds of beagles, monkeys, and different animals in failed experiments. Our costume is a becoming tribute to his legacy.”
PETA hopes Fauci’s departure will make manner for a forward-thinking NIAID chief who will implement state-of-the-art, human-relevant analysis strategies that don’t use animals, resembling these described in PETA scientists’ groundbreaking Analysis Modernization Deal.
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals will not be ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.