letter to president obama
marlene phelan March 17, 2011
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. President;
This sanitized sadism costs the United States taxpayers over 18 billion dollars
"My own conviction is that the study of human physiology by way of experiments on animals is the most grotesque and fantastic
error ever committed in the whole range of human intellectual ability." (Dr. G.F. Walker in "Medical World" Dec. 8, 1933).
The victims of these scientific atrocities have faces. I would like to introduce you to one rare survivor known formerly only as "CH 411". ("CH 411",Tom, 1965-2009)
"CH 411" was the way he was referred to by laboratory workers that kept him in a cage for 30 years. "CH" stood for chimpanzee. This chimpanzee is now the ambassador for a bill called the Great Ape Protection Act, (H.R. 1326). This chimpanzee lived for 44 years and his name was Tom. For 30 years Tom lived in a 5x5x7 foot cage. He could not stretch out his arms or climb higher than two feet up to his ridiculous tire, hung by chains right in the middle of his cage. The people who kept him in this cage, the people who Tom trusted as his caretakers, saw him as only someone to infect. Tom was injected with the HIV virus. (NEAVS)
"A quarter of a century of primate research has failed to produce an HIV/AIDs vaccine, more than 8 vaccines that worked in monkeys have failed in humans." (John J. Pippin, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, PCRM)
Currently there are over 1,000 Chimpanzees in laboratories in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture dictates that in a laboratory, a single
chimpanzee can be kept for years in a 5x5x7 foot cage, the minimal size allowed
by law. Chimpanzees are different from other animals that are used in
laboratories. Because of the 2000 chimp act, unlike other species, chimpanzees
Sadly most animals used in research are anonymous and uncountable they never see the outside world. All of these animals are referred to only by a number, then used and disposed of. We hear their stories only through care givers who expose their unnecessary suffering and death.
"We have enslaved the rest of animal creation and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were to formulate a religion, they would depict the
Devil in human form." William Ralph Inge 1860-1954 "A puppy from 3335
Was completely cut open from neck to groin, his ribcage exposed. I saw the dog throw his head back and howl...The last writhing head throw happened when the person doing the necropsy sliced through the dog's leg muscles. (PETA investigation, HLS in New Jersey, "Diary of Madness" 2001)
"2008 Investigation into HLS revealed workers doing an autopsy on a live monkey." (InsideHLS.com) Huntingdon Life Sciences The devil terrorizes thousands of frightened, tormented animals in a pit of horror in New Jersey at one of the most notoriously cruel companies in the world.
Known as the "Animal Auschwitz", Huntingdon Life Sciences,
(called Life Science Research in Hackensack N.J., or the
Princeton Research Center in East Millstone N.J. has been found
guilty of animal cruelty on five different occasions through
undercover investigations. Terrified animals are left to ooze, bleed, vomit
and convulse as they "sit in metal cages waiting to die." Satan thrives here in
dungeon of torture where animals are sent to be poisoned, gassed, dissected, or
In one investigation (It's A Dog's Life), this company was found guilty of one
HLS tests agrochemicals (such as pesticides, weed-killers, herbicides, fungicides and household products. Approximately 500 animals die every day in the
dungeon. Even control animals dosed with placebos are "sac'ed" (sacrificed) at
There were 32 Beagles used to test Splenda a Johnson & Johnson product. These Beagles were locked in metal cages for 52 weeks. They were given sucralose mixed in with their normal feed, and blood and urine samples were collected. At the end of the study they were killed by means of exsanguinations-they had their throats slit open and bled to death. (InsideHLS.com)
They were then cut open and their organs-by now drained of blood so easier to
the seventh week. They also used rabbits who were given 1200 times the expected daily intake and not surprisingly most died from the trauma. Many of the other rabbits suffered from convulsions. (InsideHLS.com; Dying for coffee sweetener)
Peta Undercover Investigation diary revealed 2001 Colgate insect repellent
"I stopped to look at dog number 2550F, who was in the exercise cage all alone. She was doubled over in the cage with her head pushed up against the cage door. She managed to sit up a little, but her body went rigid and her eyes were glassy and distant. Her tail was hanging rigidly straight down. Her head started to bob and rock back and forth. She was having a seizure." (PETA, "Diary of Madness", Michele Roorke 2001)
"Today is the last day for some of the Colgate dogs. My little Spud is scheduled to die first thing Monday morning. I gave him a last hug today and held his wiggly body close to mine. When I looked at him sitting in his cage with the same expectant grin he always had, I felt sick." (PETA investigation,"Diary of Madness")
Research Center), continues operate and was exposed as recently as 2008 for doing an autopsy on a live monkey.
"Terry left the room but turned and came right back saying to Rodney and Lisa "Just remember when you falsify data use the same color ink!"Everyone laughed and nodded. (PETA undercover investigation, "Diary of Madness" 2001).
"When I asked Brain not to kill dog #1055, (control dog), and to save him for me, he asked me why. I told him he just seemed
like a nice dog. He laughed at me and said "Yeah, but what does he do? Needless to say, Joey was killed." (PETA "Diary of Madness", Michele Roorke InsideHLS.com kinshipcircle.org).
Enclosed is SHAC's (Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty) listing of "Drug Disasters".
Sciences facilities and found safe. They subsequently caused serious side effects on humans, some results were fatal.
"In our present state of knowledge, one cannot scientifically
determine the probable effect, effectiveness or safety of
medicaments when administered to human beings by means of
animal experiments… The example of the Thalidomide disaster
illustrates this problem particularly clearly. Such a medicine-
"The reason I am against animal research is because it doesn't
work. It has no scientific value. One cannot extrapolate the results of animal research to human beings and every good
scientist knows that." (Robert Mendelson M.D., Pediatrics,
University of Ilinois).
nasal gastro administration to one of 32 cynomolgus macaques in an animal room Friday, July 12, 2002, at Huntingdon Life Sciences in Oakford, N.J. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, David Swanson
"Brian and Justin had joked throughout the week about how many monkeys would die as a result of "lung shots' if the nasogastric tube is improperly placed in the animal's trachea and lung
instead of their esophagus and stomach, the animal receives the test material in the lung and dies within minutes. Justin went on to tell me about having a platinum club…" "If you killed an animal you were in the club." ("Diary of Madness" 2001)
After learning that guinea pigs had died as a result of being given penicillin, Dr. Ian Fleming stated, "How fortunate we did not have animal tests in the 1940's for penicillin would probably
have never been granted a license, and probably the whole field
of antibiotics might never have been realized."
"The Food and Drug Administration tells us that 92% of drugs tested safe and effective in animals fail in human trials, even as the cost of bringing a drug to market has reached $1 billion and validated non animal alternatives are ignored. The blockbuster arthritis cure Vioxx killed more Americans than died in the Vietnam War yet it was deemed safe in eight studies using six animal species. Many drugs have had severe and even lethal effects in people after demonstrating safety in animal tests. Conversely, safe and effective drugs such as aspirin, acetaminophen and penicillin cause severe toxicities in animal tests." (John J. Pippin, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine).
Post –Marketing drug surveillance (PMDS) is a system of reporting all the effects and side effects of a medication after it has been released to the public. If this practice were widely used, health professionals could detect and prevent negative
drug reactions. In addition, PMDS could also increase the odds of finding new
Unfortunately, PMDS is not mandatory, and physicians infrequently report side
The Mandatory Alternative Petition (www.alternatives-petition.org)
(The M.A.P.) would require that Instead of using live animals, valid Non-animal testing methods must Be used whenever they exist."
"On November 14, 2007 a coalition of animal organizations submitted a
precedent setting petition to the U.S. government that would potentially save
must be used whenever they exist". The aim of the M.A.P. is to end drug
and product testing on animals at policy level. (New England Anti Vivisection
The United States government is the largest sponsor of animal testing in the world. This is an unjustifiable abomination. (PETA) The National Institute of Health (NIH) in the United
States is the world's largest funder of experiments.
"The United States government is the largest sponsor of animal
testing in the world. This is an unjustified abomination. The industry and its people profit because animals who cannot defend themselves against abuse and are legally imprisoned and tortured." (PETA'S Animal Testing 101).
(IAMSCruelty.com.) -(PETA undercover investigation
Rivaling Huntingdon Life Sciences for barbaric cruelty is Procter and Gamble.
"Procter and Gamble is one of the largest companies in the United States that
continues to do cruel animal testing despite the fact that these tests are not
(Procter & Gamble hired Sinclair Research Center)
(An IAMS contract laboratory, Where Beagles were dumped on cold, concrete flooring after large chunks of muscle were cut from their thighs -PETA undercover
investigation starting in 2002, footage-IAMSCruelty.com)
A Peta undercover investigation revealed deplorable conditions at an IAMS
contract laboratory, at which at least 27 dogs were killed, while others died of
(Sally, had spent 6 years in a research lab at time of Investigation into IAMS)
"P&G claims to be a leader in the search for alternatives to the use of animals in product testing." "For the sake of the thousands of animals that still suffer and die in their laboratories, P&G should not --and will not --be let off the hook until they completely end all of their torture and mutilation." (Dr Elliot M. Katz, IDA)
"What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty." Leo Tolstoy
"THERE ARE IN FACT TWO CATEGORIES OF DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS WHO ARE NOT OPPOSED TO VIVISECTION; THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT IT, AND THOSE WHO MAKE MONEY FROM IT." Dr. Werner Hartinger, M.B., German surgeon, 1989 quoted in Sacred Cows and Golden Geese, (The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals) C. Ray Greek
M.D. & Jean Swingle Greek D.V.V. (pg 7) PETA'S TEN WORST LABORATORIES;
In Defense of Animals Undercover Investigation 1998-2000 Matt Rossell, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Portland Oregon.
Thimble lived for six years and 23 days. It is unclear why she was killed.
7.6 taxpayer million dollars "It is beyond ludicrous to continue funding fatally flawed animal models of smoking toxicity in humans. If animal models had any
validity we would have to conclude that smoking doesn't cause cancer…. it is a scandal that any more money is wasted on
animal models while potentially important advances in the human –based clinical research goes unfunded." Lawrence A Hansen. MD, Professor of Pathology and Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego. (StopSmokingExperiments.com::In Defense of Animals).
At OHSU female monkeys are impregnated and subjected to multiple surgeries to
out of their wombs at various stages of development in order to dissect their
Thimble was born on October 4th, 1999 and so named by workers for her diminutive size, weighing only 0.29 ounces at birth. Thimble was removed from
her mother's uterus before she'd reached full term. Spindel who has received an
astounding $7.6 million from the NIH since 1992 was planning to subject Thimble
"Thimble lived for six years and 23 days." "It is unclear why she was killed."
"Spindel himself admits that information from human clinical studies is available". He is scheduled to get funds from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to continue killing baby monkeys until 2012!" (StopSmokingExperiments.com: In Defense of Animals)
"Unfortunately, for most animals in research, death is their only blessing and release from suffering." IDA
Beagle being killed at the end of an experiment HLS 2005 (Footage-You Tube)
Copycat nicotine animal experiments are currently happening right now at Georgetown University School of Medicine, (David Mendelowitz), (Kent Pinderton) at University of California, and Texas A&M University, Columbia University, (Raymond Stark).
TEN WORST LABORATORIES Columbia University, PETA Investigation (DVD enclosed), (Columbiacruelty.com)
"Columbia is one of the richest and most powerful universities in the world, yet it refuses to spare the time or resources to provide
pain relief to injured animals or properly euthanize "unwanted"
ones. Columbia has the dubious distinction of being the only university to ever have its animal research facitlties shut down by the NIH because of animal welfare violations." PETA
$500,000 taxpayer dollars a year
This female monkey, #88N182 has blood running down her face
from her "cap" implant, which was performed in March 2003.
She arrived at Columbia in 19994 and has been caged since then in conditions bereft of any environmental enrichment. Columbia Experimenter -Michael Ferin, M.D.
Baboon # 6533
"A physical exam of this baboon before she was killed showed her to be an extemely thin animal" whose leg mucscles had
atrophied. She was also dehydrated. Autopsy showed #6533 had a bacterial infection, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, that often afflicts animals with catherter implants, but she was not given a full regimen of antibiotics One particualrly sad description of baboon #6533 was written, "more quiet than normal. Sitting upright hugging hind legs." Columbia-Experimenter Raymond I. Stark,
M.D. This horrific story came to our attention when a courageous whistel blower, Dr. Catherine Dell'Orto, a postdoctoral veterinary fellow at Columbia, stepped forward to tell us what she had witnessed.
Columbia University-Celebrity doctor Mehmet OZ dog experiments;
doors. All of these puppies, lying in a plastic garbage bag, were killed in the presence of their littermates." PETA Investigation
Dr Oz Dogs Records
Oz Dog #6269
This dog's chest was surgically opened and radio frequency
ablation was done. The day after the surgery, records show that
she was able to walk, but the misery was just beginning…
Oz Dog #6406 Twenty nine days of pain and suffering awaited this dog after her chest was opened to expose her heart for radio frequency ablation.
"VIVISECTION IS THE MOST IMMORAL, ACADEMICALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY DISHONEST FORM OF ANIMAL ABUSE. NOW THAT SLAVERY AND APARTHEID HAVE BEEN ABOLISHED I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT VIVISECTION IS THE MOST EVIL AND BARBARIC, UNJUST AND UNJUSTIFIABLE PRACTICE ON EARTH." (VERNON COLEMAN, FIGHTING FOR ANIMALS)
Ohio State University PETA Undercover Investigation 2009 Experimenter-George Billman
Billman has done the same cruel experiments since
1999 "Dog #3017 was a sweet and friendly brown hound dog. It is possible that she could have been someone's pet sold to a lab by a class B dealer. She was assigned that number by George Billman at Ohio State University. Billman has been
conducting cruel experiments for 29 years to produce "findings" that are already
her cage. Dead."
Dog #3017 was obtained from a class B dealer. Class B dealers supply "randomsource"
"I knelt beside one cage and a large dog came to the edge to nuzzle me through the bars. As I stroked under the dog's chin, his stitches from that day's (induced) ulceration surgery split open. The dog's stomach spilled out in front of him. "I wouldn't leave him. I made a promise to that dog, that day, that my life's focus and fight would be for him. This is not medicine, This is
madness!" (Chris De Rose founder of Last Chance for Animals)
An investigation into a Class B dealer was the subject of an award winning documentary "Dealing Dogs", by Last Chance for Animals aired on HBO, DVD enclosed. It won two emmy nominations and a Genesis Award.
USDA tag #35330
Nearly two million companion animals are stolen each year.
Many of these pets find their way to research laboratories through USDA
licensed Class "B" animal dealers. For a $10 fee, anyone can apply for a USDA
There are 15 random source Class "B" dealers left that sell
animals to research facilities.
The Pet Safety and Protection Act (S.714 & H.R. 1280), AKA
"Buck's Bill" prevents stolen companion animals from being
sold into research. The PSPA was introduced as a direct response to
recent Last Chance for Animals investigations of "Class B" dealers who traffic
in family companion animals for research.
"Buck's Bill" PSPA (S.714 & H.R. 1280)
hemorrhaging. Buck's bill serves to honor Buck and all the dogs
and cats who die due to inadequate care and abuse at the hands
of Class "B" dealers. )
The Pet Safety & Protection Act (S.714) would stop, once and for all the
supply of stolen pets to research laboratories. The PSPA, which strengthens
federal protections for companion animals, was attached to the Farm Bill in
the U.S. House of Representatives as an amendment by Rep. Steve Israel (DN.
"It appears that the medical establishment) system has changed
from one of NIH giving grants for scientific research to one of
scientific research being done solely to get NIH grants." (Congressman Thomas Bliley D-Va 2000)
PETA'S 10 WORST LABORATORIES
"Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore receives approximately
$600 million a year in NIH funding for animal testing, more than any other institution in the world."
It should be noted that any grant adds money to the university budget. Hence, universities often overlook unethical research. A 1991 federal Office of Technical Assessment (OTA) report reinforced this fact by stating:
"Since most overhead is brought into the university by a small number of research professors (at Stanford, five percent of the faculty bring in over one-half of the indirect cost dollars),
proposals to reduce research output are not looked on with favor by many university administrators. (a 1991 Federal Office of Technical assessment (OT) report, Dr's C. Ray Greek MD and Jean Single Greek, DVM Sacred Cows and Golden Geese pg 84)
PETA'S TEN WORST LABS-University of San Francisco
Experimenter -Professor Stryker sews the eyes of
Kittens shut and cuts off the top of their skulls.
Professor Stryker sews the eyes of newborn kittens shut so that their brains develop without visual stimulation. In some experiments, he implants chemical pumps with access ports into their heads to inject drugs. After varying periods of time, he reopens their eyes and cuts off the tops of their skulls. He then measures brain activity while the kittens are in front of television screens. These government funded deprivation studies on cats have been going on since the 1970's. "The findings are cats brains do not develop normally when their eyes are sewn shut." (Ten Worst Laboratories)
PETA Undercover Investigation University of California-San Francisco (10 WORST LABORATORIES)
Experiments which violate federal law; Monkeys with a metal plate Drilled and cemented in his skull. Experimenter-Stephen Lisberger
have never previously encountered experiments which would deliver quite so much suffering for so comparatively little scientific gain." "This cynical attempt to justify animal cruelty by linking it with a treatment for a devastating human disease is disingenuous at best, and can more fairly be viewed as deceptive." (Lawrence Hansen, M.D. California San Diego neuroscientist and Alzheimer's researcher.)
These sadistic useless experiments are still given approval by the UCSF's
committee on Animal Research. "Chained on leashes inside their cages, "his
monkeys sit totally alone, metal coils in their eyes, bolts, metal plates, steel
PETA TEN WORST LABORATORIES
At the University California, Davis Dr. Kenneth Britten annually receives $220,000 to anchor restrain devices to the heads of rhesus monkeys and graft coils into their eyes.
Fear & Anxiety Experiments; Experimenter; Michael Davis $5 million dollars.
In 2001, Emory University acquired about $118,185,010 for
researches such as Garret Alexander to route electrodes into the
brains of macaque monkeys. Locked in restraint chairs, fluid deprives
monkeys do behavioral drills to earn juice rewards. Later they're embalmed
"Animal Testing you paid for it ." In the past 10 years Emory's Yerkes National
government funding. Davis performs fear and anxiety experiments by taking infant monkeys away from their frantic mothers straps them into restraining chairs and repeatedly startles them with a noise of up to 120 decibels.
Dr. Madeleine Schlag-Rey of UCLA and Dr Richard Andersen of the California Institute of Technology also install devices into primate's brains. Since 1985 Dr. William Newsome has steadily replicated Dr. Brittens' primate tests, in one of many ongoing
studies that earned Stanford University around $107,272,736 in 2001 alone. At Yale University Charles Bruce has collected a near $3.4 million in endowments, to perform remarkably similar primate tests.
The list of carbon-copy experiments is endless. Presently, over 60 NIH grants
University of Tulane, New Orleans At the University of Tulane,
thousands of animals were trapped in basement laboratories below sea level
during Hurricane Katrina. The staff saved only 175 cages containing expensive
Louisiana State University also left thousands of lab animals trapped in
their cages during Hurricane Katrina. All 8,000 animals including mice, rats,
and monkeys, did. Thousands of terrified animals were abandoned in their cages
researches lamented only their "loss of data".
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Harvard receives 10 mega-
University of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill "Binge drinking" studies have
been conducted for decades at UNC. At least 20 active grants from the NIH study
Arizona State University Experimenter-Michel Berens' brain cancer experiments
(Patches was released from the Michael Berens project in December 2000)
Berens relocated to new environs, where he is to inject cancers cells into beagle fetuses and replant the tumors into the brains of puppies. Blind dogs suffer unremitting cycles of radiation and
chemotherapy. "When it can't take it anymore," Berens has
claimed, one puppy is killed to move on to the next. (InsideHLS.com, kinshipcircle.org, Animal Testing You Paid for it.)
"We create false data which, combined with the differences among species, make our efforts to apply the results to man, useless." (Behaviorist Psychologist, Dr. Roger E. Ulrich)
Dept. of Defense. (PETA) (photo-google.com) (HLS)
"A lethal poisoning test invented around the time of World War 1 in which animals are force fed increasing doses of a chemical until they die-is still the single most common animal test in use today. . Government regulations still require chemical manufacturers to squirt burning chemicals into rabbits' eyes and onto their shaved skin. Some government mandated tests kill more than 2,000 animals every time they are conducted. And not a single one of these animal tests have ever been formally proven
to be relevant or able to accurately predict human health effects."
(PETA, StopAnimalTests.com U.S. Government Testing Programs).
As it now stands, the FDA merely allows alternatives and suggests that they be
According to protocols established by the National Toxicology Program, animals
"Toxic products that have been tested on animals such as permanent wave
solutions, oven cleaners soaps and detergents are regularly introduced into the
marketplace. That's because no amount of animal testing can change the fact
that many of these product are harmful if ingested or used in a way not intended
"Despite the fact that they have been animal-tested, these products are no less deadly if a person eats or drinks them accidentally. (The National Anti-Vivisection Society), Currently, there is no U.S. law mandating the use of alternatives. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates drugs and devices, has the authority to vastly reduce the number of cruel and unnecessary animal tests.
In 1965 The New York Academy of Sciences assured people that "A LARGE LITERATURE ON EXPERIMENTAL SUTDIES HAS FAILED TO FURNISH ANY DEFINITIVE EVIDENCE FOR INDUCTION OF MALIGNANT TUMORS IN ANIMALS EXPOSED TO VARIOUS VARITIES AND PREPARATIONS ASBESTOS by inhalation or intratracheal injection (a needle is inserted into the windpipe directly depositing chemicals to the lungs bypassing the mouth and pharynx). (Sacred Cows and Golden Geese, Pg 128)
"On the schedule they're listed as ‘hot dogs' because of the
radioactive material.. the smell in the room is horrible. The air
is so thick with the smell of feces, any time the door opens, it can be smelled all down the hall. The technicians refer to it as the "stinky room." There are between four-eight dogs on study. They are really miserable and bark frantically if they see anyone through the window. Part of their cage is obstructed by a metal plate, so they can only see out if they stand up and look out." (PETA investigation into HLS, NJ, "Diary of Madness")
(HLS or Princeton Research Center New Jersey)
The EPA requires by law that pesticides be tested on dogs, who are shoved in to "inhalation chambers" where they try in vain to escape the deadly poisons that are pumped in. (PETA, StopAnimalTests.com).
Give The Animals 5 (PETA)
on their skin (often causing lesions or ulcerations endured with no anesthetics or pain killers) when there are other methods that are more accurate, faster, less expensive and don't require the use of live animals? Our government has the wherewithal to put five non-animal methods described here into mainstream regulatory use." (Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., in a letter to his colleagues PETA's "Give the animals 5")
On January 15, 2004 marked the official launch of PETA's "Give the Animals 5"
treat animals like test tubes. I doubt any member of Congress believes that an animal should be subjected to pain in a toxicity test if a non-animal test would give an equally accurate result." (Rep. Jim Moran, D-VA) (joined by Rep. Shays, R-Ct)
In vitro toxicity tests using human cell cultures are two to three times more
since. (IDAUSA.org) "I couldn't believe what I saw when the sponsors were in the room. I saw two of the sponsors, stop in front of the dogs' cages and hold the back of their hand out for the dog to sniff. They would also stop in front of the cages and whistle at a dog to get her attention. These dogs have lived their entire lives in tiny cages they don't know whistling…THESE BEAGLES ‘PURPOSE BRED FOR LABORATORY STUDY' ARE CONDITIONED FROM BIRTH TO FORGIVE ABUSE. THEY RECEIVE INTENSIVE SOCIALIZATION ONLY AT KEY POINTS WHEN THEY'RE PUPPIES JUST SO THEY'LL CRAVE HUMAN TOUCH NO MATTER HOW CRUEL IT MAY BE…. I WAS ENRAGED AT THESE "SCIENTISTS" IGNORANCE. HOW DARE THEY BE SO OBLIVIOUS TO THEIR VICTIMS?"... "TO THE SPONSOR EACH STUDY IS JUST ABOUT MONEY AND FAME, THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE MISERY THEIR WONDER-DRUGS CAUSE, NOR DO THEY CARE. ("Diary of Madness", Michele Roorke investigation InsideHLS.comkinshipcircle.org) (Photo-Shac.net)
"Brian went to the table where Irene was implanting a femoral
catheter in a rat. He picked up a scissor in one hand and one of
the rat's legs in the other and said "I think I'll cut his foot off." He started to close the scissors when Irene screamed, "Brain! Don't you dare!? Brain laughed and said, "You know I'd do it." "It's just a rat. No matter what PETA wants us to think, it's just a rat. It's not a dog or a goat or a boy" "Diary of Madness"
(verbatim, You Tube)
The Animal Welfare Act
specifically for lab animals. "It is designed to provide minimal protection for all
animals as defined by the act. (SHAC.net)
The AWA merely regulates adequate food, water, housing exercise and veterinary
March of Dimes
"March of Crimes" (PETA)
Nothing in these rules, regulations, or standards shall effect or interfere with
testing outline or performance of actual research or experimentation by a
facility as determined by such research facility." Furthermore, under the Animal
"About 150 stroke treatments, two dozen diabetes cures, two dozen paralysis treatments and many therapeutic cancer vaccines successful in animal experiments have all failed in people. Thousands of treatments for many debilitating diseases have worked in animal experiments, yet there are no cures for these diseases after decades of trying. And what potential cures have been discarded because they failed animal testing?" (John J. Pippin, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine).
FOLLOWING INFORMATION; TAKEN FROM SACRED COWS AND GOLDEN GEESE (THE HUMAN
COST OF ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION) C. RAY GREEK AND JEAN SWINGLE GREEK -FOUNDERS
Corticosteroids were first used to treat brain edema (swelling before their application in the treatment of spinal injuries. Although animal studies of steroids showed no effect on the swelling associated with spinal injuries, their effectiveness on humans with brain injuries led to widespread belief that they would be beneficial to people with spinal cord injuries. Once again, if scientists had relied on animal data we would be without a very useful medication. Failure to reduce brain or spinal cord swelling immediately causes permanent damage. Sacred Cows and Golden Geese (the human cost of animal experimentation) C. Ray Greek MD and Jean Swingle Greek, (pg 72)
"EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THAT MOST CANCER RESEARCH IS LARGELY A FRAUD, AND THAT THE MAJOR CANCER RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS ARE DERELICT IN THEIR DUTIES TO THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM." (Linus Pauling, PhD, two-time Nobel Prize-winner); (Sacred Cows and Golden Geese pg 124)
"Beagles are a vivisectors' choice not because they are a good model for the human body, but because they are docile and
trusting." (The A.L.F.)
"It is not just about entirely bogus science. The fact that animal-
"The history of cancer research has been the history of curing cancer in the
mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades, and it simply didn't work in
"THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR CANCER RESEARCH AT MERCK RESEARCH LABORATORY CAUTIONED, "THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM IN DRUG DISCOVERY FOR CANCER IS THAT THE (ANIMAL) MODEL SYSTEMS ARE NOT PREDICTIVE AT ALL."
"The first real successful medicines to treat cancer were
discovered on the battlefield. During World Was 1, physicians noticed that soldiers exposed to mustard-nerve gas experienced low white blood cell counts. They wondered if something similar would contract leukemia and lymphomas, cancers where the white blood cells are over produced. Based on this, mustard gas derivatives became effective chemotherapeutics. (Sacred Cows and Golden Geese), pg137
"The discovery of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of human cancer is widely heralded as a triumph due to the use of animal models; However, there is little, if any factual evidence that would support these claims. Indeed while conflicting animal results have often delayed and hampered advances in the war on cancer, they have never produced a single substantial advance in either the prevention or treatment of human cancer."Dr Irwin Bross, formerly of the Roswell Park Memorial Institute for Cancer Research, in testimony before the U.S. Congress
In vitro testing has also revolutionized diagnostic science. Cervical cancer detection is one of the oldest and most successful forms of in vitro testing. The Pap smear, invented in the 1920's
by Aurel Babes and developed by George Papanicolaou, is now used in ninety-seven percent of all cervical cancer diagnoses. (Sacred Cows and Golden Geese, Pg 140)
should use computers. It is pointless and even dangerous to continue following the traditional paths, for the difference between man and animals is too great that it mostly leads us into error." Dr Luigi Sprovieri contributor to the invention of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine in La Nazione, Florence Italy, Oct. 5, 1980 (Sacred Cows and Golden Geese, pg 155)
"There was a stir when researchers discovered that a common
chemical, acetylcholine, dilated coronary arteries in dogs. Physicians gave acetylcholine to humans, but it had the opposite effect. Constricting human arteries, it caused subjects to suffer heart attacks. Bradykinin, another common chemical behaves diametrically, constricting cerebral arteries in dogs but dilating them in humans." (Sacred Cows and Golden Geese, pg 161)
"As early as 1867 a physician named Sir Lauder Brunton, who
was experiencing angina, helped himself to a little nitroglycerin Brunton was amazed to find his symptoms relieved. The rest is history." (Sacred Cow and Golden Geese, pg 160)
The cause of virtually every disease has either been discovered or clarified by performing post-mortem autopsies on deceased patients. (IDAUSA.org)
HR 4269, the BEST Practices Act
Would end the use of live animals in
Okaloosa County Fla. (PETA)
"Thousands of live animals are shot, stabbed, dismembered, burned, and
poisoned every year in Department of Defense training exercises designed to
train medics and infantry in how to treat various human battlefield injuries.
Representative Bob Filner, D-Calif., chair of the House Committee on Veteran's Affairs has introduced stand-alone legislation that would end the use of live animals in military medical training courses; H.R. 4269, the BEST Practices Act.
NASA Monkey Experiments Appear to Violate Federal Regulations
1.75 MILLION NASA Plans to torment monkeys in radiation experiments 2010 (PETA NASA)
More than two dozen monkeys in NASA's crude experiment will
be zapped with a massive dose of radiation at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Long Island, New York, and then spend the rest of their lives condemned to a laboratory at Harvard's McLean Hospital where they'll be enlisted in a never-ending series of experiments to assess how the radiation devastates their brains and bodies.
NASA has admitted that the radiation is "going to cause some cellular damage."
According to new information obtained by PETA through the Freedom of
Information Act, NASA appears to have violated its own grant guidelines and the
"IF ANYONE OTHER THAN WHITE-COATED SCIENTISTS TREATED MONKEYS, DOGS, CATS, RABBITS, PIGS, AND SO FORTH AS THEY DO BEHIND THE LOCKED DOORS OF THE ANIMAL LAB, HE OR SHE WOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR CRUELTY." (Dr. Jane Goodall)
"Intentionally inflicting suffering and eventual death on an animal could result in a criminal conviction if done in public
under any state's law. Yet because vivisection is done behind
closed doors at the hands scientists, the suffering continues. To hide this suffering, animal experimentation laboratories are built without windows. They have extensive security systems to prevent public entry. They are hidden away in basements, cellars, and underground rooms." (LCA, Question Vivisection)
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"Researchers find it very necessary to keep blinders on. They don't want to admit that animals might have feelings. They don't
want to admit that they might have minds and personalities because that would make it quite difficult for them to do what they do. So we find that within the lab communities there is a very strong resistance among the researchers to admitting that animals have minds, personalities and feelings." (Dr Jane Goodall)
(Covance Cruelty.com ( Beagle with shaved back
DVD Enclosed ) HLS, Princeton Research Center)
"In suggesting that animals are somehow lesser than humans because they are less intelligent assumes that high intelligence is necessarily a good thing. Mental intelligence alone is a value-
neutral. It can function for evil or good." The mind is a real
tool, capable of astounding leaps of comprehension and
calculation. But like any tool, the services to which it's put is determined by the intent of the user." (InsideHLS.com).
Malish-The tormented Macaque monkey
"The Story of Malish"
(An article from "Shooting Oursleves in the Foot" by Frank L. Hoffman, all-creatures.org)
"It was simply a way of Funding for the professors."
"Donald Barnes, an Air Force researcher, was fired, as have been
many others, after speaking out on the futility of animal experimentation. He likens the process of learning to perform animal experiments in graduate school to brainwashing; When I
first left the laboratory, I remained skeptical, stating "there are
some good experiments to be sure, but the majority are worthless, or words to that effect. Now after years of looking for those "good" experiments, I have long since concluded that they do not exist. But I had to do the looking for myself. I was
simply too conditioned to the ‘Party Line' to accept anyone's
word for this. (Sacred Cows and Golden Geese, pg 84)
Animal Experimentation is a labyrinth of deceit that has left a trail of
horrified victims who were tormented, tortured, treated as if they were trash
discarded. Highly qualified physicians who have spoken out to have vivisection
(Maxine was surgically "debarked" along with18 other Iams
dogs, Iamscruelty.com) Maisy "debarked" also. 49
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor it must be demanded by the oppressed." (Dr Martin Luther King Jr.)
testing facilities to be terrorism, any more than they would consider anti-globalization protestors or women's health activists to be terrorists." Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) defines as "terrorism" causing any
The AETA was explicitly opposed by more than 160 groups and
thousands of constituents. The opposition includes such influential groups
as the National Lawyers Guild, New York City Bar Association, Natural Resources
The act provides particularly severe penalties for nonviolent
illegal activities like civil disobedience, which has been the most
effective tactic of the civil rights and other social justice
movements. Many of the biomedical enterprises that promoted the Act are
repeat violators of federal law dealing with animal welfare. It detracts from
In 1993, congress passed the NIH Revitalization Act which mandated that the NIH
for reducing the number of animals used in research. Despite this law, which was passed more than 15 years ago before the
technological explosion that has included mapping of the human genome, widespread use of DNA microarrays and the other paradigm-shifting advances-federal funding for grants using animals has remained constant at just 40% of all grants. In February 2009, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the National Institutes of Health receive an additional $10.4 billion in funding. The money is in addition to NIH's 2009 budget of $30.3 billion. Although technology has progressed and there is a broad acknowledgment of the flaws of animal models, NIH funding for animal research has remained unchanged and the numbers of animals use has increased. (In Defense of Animals Action Alert 4/20/09)
"Despite the government's acknowledgement that significant biological
differences between species miscalculate the safety of drugs and chemicals, the
humans. It's time for the NIH to apply the scientific rationale from the 2007 NRC
report to all areas of research and scale back funding of wasteful and grotesque
animal experiments". (In Defense of Animals; World Week for Animals in
The question is not can they reason, nor can they talk? But can they suffer." (Jeremy Bentham "An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation 1789)
All animal species are unique, particularly at the cellular level where disease
"My opposition to use of live animals for surgical training is based on experience as a fellow in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. In a laparoscopic project with rabbits, it became apparent rabbits were able to feel
pain…I was determined to complete my fellowship without harming animals." (Samuel L. Jacobs, M.D.), (InsideHLS.com.)
"The central nervous system of many animals is quite similar to our own, meaning that they feel pain in much the same way that we do." (LCA, Question Vivisection)
Huntingdon Life Sciences
(Photo Shac.net) (Huntingdon Life Sciences, the Princeton Research Center, Life Science Research, LSR, LSRI or "The Animal Auschwitz")
"I HAD TO SAY GOODBYE TO ALL THE DOGS IN STUDY 3274. THEY WILL BE KILLED THIS WEEK—SOME OF THEM ON CHRISTMAS EVE. I'M TRYING TO THINK OF SOMETHING REMARKABLE I COULD WRITE ABOUT THEM ONE LAST TIME. BUT, THERE'S NOTHING TOO REMARKABLE ABOUT BEING LOCKED IN A TWO-FOOT CAGE FOR ONE FULL YEAR—GETTING LONELIER AND CRAZIER AND SICKER AS THE DAYS DRAG BY. I'M TELLING MYSELF I'M GLAD. THEY FINALLY GET THE RELEASE DEATH WILL BRING. WHAT I REALLY THINK IS IT'S…NOT RIGHT THEY WILL DIE WITHOUT EVER BEING LOVED." ("DIARY OF MADNESS"-MICHELE ROORKE)
"For every animal who dies in a laboratory, there is a humane alternative to use in his or her place. But until in vitro cell/tissue cultures; cloned human cells, virtual and manufactured organs; computer and three dimensional models; diagnostic scans and many more non animal options receive ample funding—they will languish on paper." (InsideHLS.com, KinshipCircle.org-Animal testing you paid for it.)
"Developments in computer and mathematical modeling have
recently led to new treatments for breast cancer, AIDS, and high blood pressure, as well as improvements in the design of prosthetics. Advanced computers and mathematical models also allow scientists to analyze known toxic chemicals and predict
toxicity without resorting to unreliable and cruel animal testing."
"Because of those of us who care enough to see, the world knows what is going on behind laboratory walls." "Once [these bills become] law, our government will be acknowledging that species other than our own are worthy of compassion, protection from science and the kind of respect we had reserved only for other humans. The species barrier that prevents our nation from embracing inclusive compassion-the only true compassion-will be broken. Until that day, no matter how kind to others, no matter how accepting of differences, if the line between us and all living beings is not erased, then our kindness is incomplete and no amount of good deeds will make up for the cruelties we allow." (Theodora Capaldo, Ed.D., New England Anti Vivisection Society)
"Unseen they suffer, unheard they cry, in agony they suffer in loneliness they die." PETA
"I ABHOR VIVISECTION. IT SHOULD AT LEAST BE CURBED. BETTER, IT SHOULD BE ABOLISHED. I KNOW OF NO ACHIEVEMENT THOUGH VIVISECTION, NO SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY THAT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN OBTAINED WITHOUT SUCH BARBARISM AND CRUELTY. THE WHOLE THING IS EVIL!" DR. FREDERIC MAYO
"The dogs in study 3337 were killed yesterday and today. I saw
James from necropsy, take a live puppy into the necropsy room where four tables were being use. He plopped the dog on a table right across from another table where a woman was using a big power saw to cut up the head of a mutilated dead beagle. Behind James, another shoved the bloody remains of another puppy into a garbage bag." (PETA undercover investigation in HLS, N.J)
"IN AS MUCH AS YOU HAVE DONE IT TO THE LEAST OF THESE YOU'VE DONE IT TO ME." (JESUS CHRIST, BOOK OF MATTHEW 25:45)
(Photos; shac.net) Covance, while Brian Cass of HLS was director
"It has not always been the pragmatist, the voice of reason, or the force of compromise, that has created the conditions for liberty," "Knowing this, I can't summarily dismiss those possessed of similar certainty today—the antiabortion activist… the animal rights activist who raids a laboratory—no matter how deeply I disagree with their views. I am robbed even of the certainty of uncertainty—for sometimes absolute truths may well be absolute." (Time Magazine, Oct. 15, 2006, Senator Barack Obama Il)
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A student reported Britches' situation to an animal protection group, Last Chance for Animals. An Animal Liberation Front contact volunteering there, heard the complaint, and approached the student for more information. On April 21, 1985, ALF activists broke into the laboratory.
ALF activists say they found Britches alone in a cage with bandages around his eyes and a sonar device called a Trisensor Aid attached to his head. The device emitted a high-pitched noise every few minutes.
Veterinarian ophthalmologist Dr. Ned Buyukmihci of the University of California, Davis and founder of Veterinarians for Animal Rights, examined Britches after he was removed from the
lab. He said "There is no possible justification for this sloppy, painful experiment."
PETA released a film called "Britches" which prompted criticism
of the experiments from other scientists and the American Council of the Blind. Dr. Grant Mack, president of the Council, called it "one of the most repugnant and ill-conceived boondoggles that I've heard about for a long time." (PETA'S Britches DVD enclosed).
Silence Theodore Roethke
That pulses undiminished now
It accents measured by the blood.
It breaks upon my solitude-
Confusion's Core seT deep wiThin
A furious, dissembling din.
If I should ever seek relief From that monotony of grief, The tight nerves leading to the throat
Would not release one riven note: What shakes my skull to disrepair Shall never touch another ear.
Please President Obama, do something to stop this multi-billion dollar unjustifiable abomination.
Thank you, Sincerely,
All information contained in this document has been updated and fact checked in March 2010 by;
Last Chance for Animals -Chris De Rose & Demetra
In Defense of Animals -Dr. Elliott M. Katz NEAVS -Jennifer Campbell PETA -Chrissie Matthies
(PETA, March 2010, 8 month investigation)
for $15 from the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter. She was used in intubation training exercises, in which hard plastic tubes were repeatedly forced down her windpipe. Non-animal methods for the same training are used at hundreds of
DVD's "Dealing Dogs" LC! "Class B Dealers" LC!
10 Worst Laboratories Peta 50 Drug Disasters SHAC
"Companies that test on animals and Companies that don't" ADI
Senator Morahan Governor PattersonRep. John HallRep. Bob Filner Dr Jane Goodall Jane Velez Mitchell –
D-NY D-NY D-NY D-Ca
(Chimp infected with syphilis, this disease) does not occur naturally in chimps.) (Photos-Google.com)
"Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. " Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)