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Originally Posted: 21 October 2011
[Ed. Note: For more about Wayne State University's use of animals, visit Stop Animal Exploitation Now's facility report on Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.]
Let Valerie Parisi, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, know that you want the school to immediately halt the use of dogs in cruel heart failure experiments.
Sign an online petition:
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Dean, Wayne State University School of Medicine
1241 Scott Hall
phone (313) 577-7742
fax (313) 577-8777
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
I am writing to ask that you immediately end the cruel use of dogs for heart
failure experiments at Wayne State University. In experiments that have been run
by Dr. O'Leary for more than 20 years, dogs purchased from Class B "random
source" dealers undergo major surgeries, are implanted with medical devices, and
are forced to endure dozens of treadmill running sessions. These dogs experience
unrelenting pain for months during the experiments until they are killed at the
The story of Queenie, one of the dogs used in these experiments, is heartbreaking. Queenie was a friendly, gentle Dalmatian who exhibited fear and aggression due to the severe pain and distress caused by these experiments. After months of suffering, she was killed after a medical device broke and retracted into her body.
Dr. O'Leary's experiments are clearly inhumane, and they have not contributed to human heart health. Medicine has benefited from human-based epidemiological and clinical studies, and these are the methods that Wayne State University should be using as well. Please act now to permanently end the use of dogs in heart failure experiments at Wayne State--it is imperative that these experiments end before even one more dog is harmed.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!