Michigan Residents: Tell Wayne State University to End Cruel Dog Experiments


We need Michigan residents to speak up. Please sign this petition to president of Wayne State University M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S., that asks him to stop using taxpayer money to perform cruel experiments on dogs. Even if you have previously sent an e-mail to the president of Wayne State, we need you to add your name to this petition. We’ll present it to the school’s president on Nov. 14 during our physician- and scientist-led demonstration in Detroit.

These experiments—in which dogs have multiple medical devices implanted in their bodies and are forced to run on treadmills—have been going on at Wayne State for more than 20 years. 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.

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Petition to the President of Wayne State University M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S.

Dear Dr. Wilson:

As a Michigan resident, 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 stop wasting state and federal taxpayer money and focus on human-relevant research.

Epidemiological studies, such as the Framingham Study and Methodist Study, continue to give researchers insight into the causes and outcomes of heart failure, while human in vivo studies and clinical trials provide treatment and prevention options. Wayne State should focus on improving human health instead of subjecting dogs to cruel and lethal experiments.


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