LettersLetter From Darlene Kaiser about $14 Billion government-funded scientific fraud
Letters From All-Creatures.org and The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation

November 3, 2013

The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House
House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Re: $14 billion government-funded scientific fraud

Dear Representative Boehner:

We all know that you want to balance the budget. Millions of us are begging you to PLEASE stop the NIH funding for “researchers” torturing animals in labs all across the country. Most of these “experiments” are done over and over again, year after year, for the grant monies – the results of which conclude that “more studies will be necessary,” which means that the experimenters will once again apply for another grant to keep that “grant gravy train.” 
“White Coat Welfare” costs the government, and us taxpayers, $14 billion per year!!!

Here are some examples :
1). Scientists at four institutions used newborn monkeys in grisly, invasive research, allegedly to study how vision develops in primates, costing $734,000 per year since 1989.
2). Cats deafened by nerve-damaging drugs at Harvard, MIT, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, $443,000 per year.
3). Mice hung upside down by their tails, shocked, starved and dunked in near–death experiments to study anxiety, $2.6 million per year.
4). Prairie voles in broken homes more likely to drink alcohol? Emory University, Oregon Health & Science University, and Quinnipiac University, $270,000 per year.
5). 25 years of terrifying monkeys. Health Emotions Research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. $5 million in the past five years alone.
6). Nicotine damages lungs of baby mice. Seven institutions. Funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. $2.4 million.
7). Monkeys shot up with PCP at 15-30 times the common human recreational dose on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.  Multiple grants to Yale and UCLA through the National Institutes of Mental Health, Natl. Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Center for Research Resources.  Just one of these grants was $525,000.
8). The sexual habits of Turkish vs. Syrian hamsters at Cornell University.  $300,000 annually from the NIH.  The entire grant, which began in 1998, has cost more than $2.3 million. 
9). Do stressed rats drink more alcohol than non-stressed rats?  City University of New York.  $1.4 million to the university in 2012, but it began in 2000.
10). Baby rats tormented by electric shocks, stepped on, subjected to “forced swim tests” to see how long they struggled to swim before they drowned, or had electrodes implanted in their brains to infuse psychedelics --  to study “child abuse.” New York University Emotional Brain Institute.  $2.6 million, beginning in 2009.
“Taxes for torture” is a multi-billion dollar scientific fraud. 
The former NIH director, Dr. Elias Zerhouni spoke out against this in June, “We have moved away from studying human disease in humans. The problem is that it hasn’t worked, and it’s time we stopped dancing around the problem. We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies for use in humans to understand disease biology in humans.”
I’m enclosing documentation on the experiments mentioned above. Millions of us hope you will stop this fraud for profit. Use the money that’s saved to balance the budget. Or to help humans.

Darlene K. Kaiser

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