Cigarette and smoke testing on animals

  • by: Jess Boswell
  • recipient: Michael E. Szymanczyk, Chairman & CEO, Philip Morris Companies, Inc.
Experiment after experiment attempts on even more in rats, mice, hamsters, lambs, dogs, cats, monkeys, and other animals need to be put to a stop at once! This is so disgusting and horrible that animals are forced to go through this. Do your part and help to put this cruel testing to a stop!

Even though U.S. federal law does not require that tobacco products be tested on animals, thousands of animals are still kept in restraints like smoke masks and body holders and subjected to horrific experiments every year.

Experimenters have taken large grants from cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris; from government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health; and even from the March of Dimes, to inject animals with nicotine, force them to inhale smoke and addict them to tobaccoo.

Examples of their smoking experiments on animals include :

  • Cutting holes in beagles' throats through which the dogs are forced to breathe concentrated cigarette smoke for a year.

  • Inserting electrodes into dogs' penises to measure the effect of cigarette smoke on sexual performance.

  • Strapping masks to the faces of rats and monkeys and permanently restraining them to force them to breathe cigarette smoke constantly.

  • Forcing dogs to be on mechanical ventilators and chronically exposed to cigarette smoke.

  • Restraining Rhesus monkeys in chairs with head devices and exposing them to nicotine and caffeine to determine how caffeine and nicotine affect breathing.

Experiment after experiment attemptson even more in rats, mice, hamsters, lambs, dogs, cats, monkeys, and other animals need to be put to a stop at once! This is so disgusting and horrible that animals are forced to go through this. Do your part and help to put this cruel testing to a stop!

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