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.© 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.


peta2’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.

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Abduction Landings Fall 2022–Fall 2023

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This thought-provoking virtual reality experience is traveling to college and university campuses across the U.S. E-mail us at [email protected] to request Abduction on your school’s campus.

Not near a landing? Abduction is now available at the Meta Quest Store for free! Download it to your Oculus headset and experience it at home.

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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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