U.S. Navy Decompression Experiments on Sheep

Shriya Swaminathan, Science Policy Advisor at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) discusses the U.S. Navy’s current use of sheep for decompression sickness/illness (DCS/DCI) experiments when there are other ways to research DCS/DCI.

Shriya Swaminathan is a Science Policy Advisor at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where she helps public universities, private research institutions, and federal agencies, including the U.S. Army and Navy, update their standards for science by moving away from archaic animal studies and toward technologically advanced, effective, and efficient non-animal research methods. Passionate about exploring human-based 3-D tissue and organoid models in the study of disease and development, Swaminathan holds a Master’s degree in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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