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PETA recently sent an official complaint to the Baltimore City State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, requesting that a criminal investigation be conducted into John Hopkins University.

This request came as a result of John Hopkins University’s participation in horrific and deadly brain experiments that are done on owls by experimenter Shreesh Mysore.

The experiments involve cutting into the owls’ skulls, implanting electrodes into their brains, restraining them, and clamping their eyes open while bombarding them with lights and noises for up to 12 hours at a time. Once the owl’s brain is too damaged to study further, Mysore kills them. 

PETA’s complaint includes the fact that Mysore would only be able to conduct these cruel experiments with the approval of John Hopkins University. Approval that is invalid since Mysore does not have mandatory state permits for the experiments.

PETA Vice President Shalin Gala said, “Anyone who mutilates, torments, and kills owls without a required permit would certainly face cruelty-to-animals charges. Shreesh Mysore’s horrific experiments aren’t exempt from Maryland’s animal protection laws since he failed to get required permits, and PETA is asking the state’s attorney to hold him and Johns Hopkins University accountable.”

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources confirmed that Mysore did not obtain the necessary permits for the experiments from 2015 to 2018, despite receiving several reminders about the issue.

The validity of the results from the experiments are also questionable as owls are very different from humans, and research on them is not entirely conclusive.

These kinds of experiments are senselessly cruel and unnecessary. They need to come to an end.

Sign this petition to protest cruel animal experiments.

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