Christine Lattin: LSU experimenter still torments birds
PETA wanted details of the latest round of deadly and unnecessary bird experiments conducted by Louisiana State University (LSU) resident bird torturer Christine Lattin, but the university refused to hand over the files. So PETA sued LSU—and won.
Now LSU must finally spit all the documents he was legally required to provide on the grisly and state-funded experiments. After reading the documents that LSU tried to hide, we know why school officials surrounded the wagons to protect it.
Lattin, LSU’s threat to birds, trapped and killed 123 birds over a 13-month period ending in June 2020. This represents an average of about two birds per week, each week, for over a year. She trapped 31 of these birds in the parish of East Baton Rouge before March 2020, when she and her lawyer looked into the city of Baton Rouge for an exception to its bird protection ordinance.
It appears that some of the birds she trapped were so stressed by their abduction and sudden imprisonment – a condition described as a “failure to thrive” – that they simply died or were killed within a week.
Lattin, whose past experiments have involved feeding birds crude oil and calling it “science,” once again probed the depths of absurdity and cruelty in this latest set of experiments. Supposedly to test the sparrows’ fear of unknown objects (known as “neophobia”), she hid food from them for 15 hours, then put on random objects, such as flashing lights, cures. – yellow pipes, a purple plastic egg, a foil hood, gold bells, pink puffs, and an unopened blue cocktail umbrella – near their food dishes, to see how easily the birds would approach.
That’s it-that’s the whole experience. Put an umbrella in front of hungry and kidnapped birds, watch, film, then kill them and destroy their brains to analyze differences in gene expression.
Lattin also designed derivative experiments based on this show of deadly clowns. She caged birds in pairs to see how one partner’s behavior would influence the other. She looked at microbes in birds’ stomachs to look for differences in birds that reacted differently. And she injected hormones into birds to see how it affects their reactions to whatever was in her pocket that day.
If that sounds cruel and meaningless to you, you are right. He is.
Studies of one species of bird do not guarantee insight into the reactions of other species to the same environment or to the same stimuli. If there is a genetic basis for neophobia in sparrows, the traps, prisons and torments of the Latins, that is, if there are differences between the genes of the sparrows that manifest the fear of the new ones. objects and those of those who readily approach new objects, this would not necessarily have relevance to free-living sparrows, other species of birds, or humans. Lattin is just producing data so that she can publish papers, get funding, and qualify as a scientist. Animal testing is an industry that specializes in cruelty. That’s all.
In one of his previous experiments, Lattin subjected two groups of wild sparrows to captivity for two weeks, then killed and dissected them. She injected one group with a drug that suppressed their adrenal function, and the other group was a control. The only difference observed in the birds that received the adrenal drug was that they wiped their beaks somewhat less often, a finding that has no practical relevance for clinical treatments or the alleviation of the stress of captivity in captivity. the wild animals. It only produced more dead birds.
Christine Lattin must not continue to insult science and kill more birds in depraved experiments that inflict pain and are meaningless.
Please urge LSU to end its cruelty: