Live Dogs Mutilated and Abused in Ohio State University Laboratory

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Originally Posted: 18 April 2009

Live Dogs Mutilated and Abused in Ohio State University Laboratory

From People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

End Ohio State University (OSU) use of taxpayer dollars to cut dogs open and induce heart attacks in them. He inserts a cuff around an artery, sews the dogs back up, then forces the dogs to run on a treadmill. He then tightens the cuff, causing a coronary artery occlusion.

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Sign the online petition here

And/Or better yet, contact the President of Ohio State University directly:

President Gordon Gee
205 Bricker Hall
190 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1357
phone (614) 292-2424
fax (614) 292-1231

INFORMATION

For the past 27 years, Ohio State University (OSU) experimenter George Billman has used taxpayer dollars to cut dogs open and induce heart attacks in them. He inserts a cuff around an artery, sews the dogs back up, then forces the dogs to run on a treadmill. He then tightens the cuff, causing a coronary artery occlusion.

His conclusion—that exercise strengthens the heart—has been common knowledge for decades. Of 768 dogs used by Billman, a staggering 256 of them died—either on the operating table or in the days following the surgery—before he could even test his "hypothesis."

PETA reviewed the records for 10 dogs recently used by Billman and found evidence that federal regulations may have been violated, including failure to minimize pain, discomfort, and distress; failure to provide adequate veterinary care; and failure to euthanize animals who were in extreme distress.

PETA has filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health calling on these agencies to investigate Billman's laboratory. We are calling on OSU to stop George Billman's invasive and unnecessary experiments on dogs.


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