PETA sues university for scaring monkeys with Mr. Potato Head toys

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Same here. Can’t read, and can’t be arsed to pretend I’m in the USA via VPN.



Headline is not actually true. Welcome to BoingBoing.

However, it’s stupid enough that I could imagine PETA doing it.

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Fulltext for our European Mr Potato Head fans:

PETA sues OHSU for scaring monkeys with Mr. Potato Head

Lawsuit filed Wednesday in Multnomah County

By: The Associated Press

Posted: Mar 28, 2019 03:08 PM PDT

Updated: Mar 28, 2019 03:08 PM PDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a lawsuit to compel Oregon Health & Science University to release footage of experiments on monkeys at its Oregon National Primate Research Center.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the experiments at the Hillsboro center were taxpayer-funded and video of those experiments should be released under Oregon’s open records law, according to PETA.

The Oregon lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

An OHSU spokeswoman said the university is reviewing the court filing and has no comment at this time.

The lawsuit asks OHSU to produce "public records relating to maternal nutrition experiments conducted on mother-infant or mother-juvenile pairs of monkeys, and experiments relating to self-injurious behavior."

PETA said it previously obtained footage from an OHSU experiment "in which young monkeys were deliberately frightened with a Mr. Potato Head toy."



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