Queenie, pictured, was a friendly dog when she came to Wayne State University, but two major surgeries left her scared and in pain. She was forced to run dozens of strenuous treadmill tests, suffering for months inside of the lab until experimenters broke one of the devices in her body. At that point, Queenie was killed.
Dogs like Queenie are purchased from Class B "random source" dealers and sold to institutions conducting gruesome lab experiments. Many of the dogs come from shelters, where they could be placed in new homes. Instead, they undergo major surgeries, are implanted with medical devices, and experience unrelenting pain for months.
Wayne State University is touted as a leading research institution, and should live up to that reputation by focusing on groundbreaking human-based epidemiological studies, clinical trials and computer modeling instead of continuing to use dogs. Send a message to Wayne State University's President asking him to stop this cruelty immediately.
I am writing to ask that you immediately end the cruel use of dogs in heart experiments at Wayne State University. In these experiments, dogs purchased from Class B "random source" dealers undergo major surgeries, are implanted with medical devices, and are forced to endure dozens of treadmill-running sessions. These dogs experience unrelenting pain for months during the experiments until they are killed at the end.
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Queenie is one of the dogs who experienced such suffering. A curious, friendly dog at first, Queenie became frightened after two major surgeries left her in constant pain. She was forced to run strenuous treadmill exercises for months until experimenters broke one of the medical devices in her body. At that point. Queenie was killed.
These experiments are clearly inhumane, and should be stopped at once to prevent further suffering and end support of Class B dealers. Patients have benefitted from human-based epidemiological and clinical studies, and these are the methods that the university should be using as well. Wayne State University is touted as a leading research institution--please live up to that reputation by focusing on groundbreaking human based epidemiological studies, clinical trials, and computer modeling technology.
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