Tell the President of Wayne State University to Halt Heart Failure Experiments on Dogs

At Wayne State University, dogs are used in painful, scientifically flawed heart failure experiments before being killed. In preparation for these experiments, the dogs are subjected to as many as four surgeries. If the dogs survive the surgeries, up to 12 devices may be inserted in or around fragile blood vessels in their bodies, while wires and cables protrude from their backs. Over time, the implanted devices may cause severe complications.

These experiments have been conducted at Wayne State for more than

20 years and have cost taxpayers more than $8 million without resulting in any benefit to human patients suffering from heart failure.

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


  • Dr. M. Roy Wilson


Please halt painful dog experiments

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask that you use your authority and influence to halt the painful 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.

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

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