Imagine having your body left to science—while you're still in it.

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Imagine this: You’re on a road trip with friends. Suddenly, there’s a bright flash, an unfamiliar noise, and darkness. You wake up in a cold steel room surrounded by figures you don’t recognize, and then the pain begins.

These figures shove tubes up your nose and down your throat, force you to inhale substances, burn you, cut you, and implant objects in your skull—and for the rest of your life, they confine you to a barren cage barely bigger than your own body.

For the millions of animals in laboratories, this nightmare is real.

A monkey who is in a restraining device and being experimented on by a person conducting animal testing.© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media

Right now, dogs, cats, monkeys, rats, mice, birds, and other animals in college and university laboratories are being mutilated, poisoned, deprived of food and water, forcibly immobilized in restraint devices, infected with painful and deadly diseases, burned, electrocuted, irradiated, addicted to drugs, and psychologically tortured. Yet 90% of basic research—most of which involves animals—fails to lead to treatments for humans.


PETA’s new virtual reality experience Abduction, puts you in an animal’s place—giving you a sense of what animals snatched from their homes or bred in labs to be used as unwilling test subjects experience.

Get ‘Abducted’

This thought-provoking virtual reality experience will travel to college and university campuses in fall 2022. Check out the schedule below, and e-mail us at [email protected] to request Abduction on your campus.


  • October 17–19: George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)
  • October 20: Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
  • October 21: Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey)
  • October 24–28: Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut)
  • October 31–November 2: Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • November 3 and 4: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • November 7–9: Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)
  • November 10 and 11: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • November 14 and 15: University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
  • November 16 and 17: Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Virginia)

Save Animals

You can help cats, dogs, birds, mice, monkeys, and other animals who are physically harmed and psychologically traumatized in experiments at colleges and universities. Use the form below to take action by urging several schools to do the right thing for animals by closing their animal labs and replacing them with animal-free, human-relevant research that will save lives.

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