Dec 18, 2019
Dr. Frances Cheng is one of three PETA scientists featured in the new documentary, "Test Subjects."
With Emil Guillermo, Cheng talks about how she came from Taiwan to the U.S. to become a scientist. As a graduate student she did a test on saturated fats on rats, and learned that the physiology of rats and humans are so different that too often it renders animal tests useless.
It's the reason 95 percent of drugs tested on rats fail in human trials.
Cheng talks about how that fact began a new emotional journey for her as a a scientist. She now regrets having experimented on animals but is haunted by her past actions and can't talk about it without feeling their pain.
Cheng now works for PETA and is proud to say she has now saved more animals than she tortured and killed as a researcher.
Go to PETA.org for more information.
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(Originally released Dec. 18, 2019)