Tell the President of Wayne State University to Halt Cruel Heart Failure Experiments on Dogs
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
September 2013

ACTION

The experiments Rogue was used in have been conducted for more than 20 years at Wayne State. Over that time, hundreds of dogs have been used and killed with no human health benefits to show for it. Since 2000, more than $8 million in taxpayer funding—doled out by the National Institutes of Health—have gone to these experiments.

Please tell M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S., president of Wayne State, to end these experiments immediately and focus on human-relevant research.

M. Roy Wilson
Office of the President
Wayne State University
4200 Faculty Administration Building
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2230
president@wayne.edu 

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Rogue, a brown, black, and white hound, endured months of experimental surgeries, having nine devices implanted in her body and being forced to run on a treadmill. At just 15 months of age she died in October 2012 in a laboratory at Wayne State University in Detroit, where she was being used in cruel and misguided experiments. Unfortunately, Rogue was neither the first nor the last dog to suffer and die like this, but with your help we can stop these experiments once and for all.

The experiments Rogue was used in have been conducted for more than 20 years at Wayne State. Over that time, hundreds of dogs have been used and killed with no human health benefits to show for it. Since 2000, more than $8 million in taxpayer funding—doled out by the National Institutes of Health—have gone to these experiments.

Epidemiological studies, such as the Framingham Study and Methodist Study, continue to give researchers insight into the causes of heart failure, while human clinical trials provide treatment and prevention options.

Please tell M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S., president of Wayne State to end these experiments immediately and focus on human-relevant research.

SAMPLE LETTER:

I am writing to ask that you use your authority and influence to halt the cruel and unnecessary heart failure and hypertension experiments being conducted on dogs at Wayne State University. These experiments have been going on for more than 20 years without translating to benefits for the millions of Americans suffering from cardiovascular disease. It is time for Wayne State to focus on human-relevant research.

Epidemiological studies, such as the Framingham Study and Methodist Study, continue to give researchers insight into the causes of heart failure, while human clinical trials provide treatment and prevention options.

Rogue, a brown, black, and white hound, endured months of experimental surgeries, having nine devices implanted in her body and being forced to run on a treadmill. At just 15 months old she died in October 2012 at Wayne State.

Please see that Wayne State no longer subjects dogs like Rogue to such experiments and instead focuses on improving human health.

Sincerely...


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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