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)
February 2014

ACTION

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.

PCRM heart failure experiment dogs

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And/or better yet, make direct contact:

M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.
Office of the President
Faculty/Administration Building
656 W. Kirby, 4200
Detroit, MI 48202
phone (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 old 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.


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