Target: Francis S. Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health
Goal: Stop the National Institutes of Health from funding the cruel experiments performed at the University of Pittsburgh.
Over the years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has given millions of dollars to the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) to fund cruel and barbaric experiments on innocent dogs, cats, mice, rats, rabbits, monkeys, and other animals in the name of scientific research.
An animal rights organization went undercover to expose what these animals endure behind the scenes. According to the investigative report, monkeys were kept alone in small cages where they reportedly displayed symptoms of stress, such as rocking and pacing. According to eyewitness reports, rabbits had their ligaments cut and their legs contorted into extremely painful, unnatural positions. In addition, mice and rats were allegedly severely neglected. Eyewitnesses claimed countless mice and rats died from dehydration and drowning due to malfunctioning water systems. There was even a claim that one employee put live mice into a plastic bag to let them suffocate.
Sign this petition and demand that the NIH stop funding these cruel experiments. These animals are suffering unimaginable horrors and the results very rarely result in any benefit for human health.
Dear Dr. Collins,
For years, the NIH has been giving money to the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) in order to fund research that subjects innocent animals to unimaginable horrors. An animal rights organization went undercover to expose the agony these laboratory animals endure, and in doing so created a compelling case against funding this cruel form of research.
The undercover investigation revealed what appears to be blatant cruelty and neglect. Mice and rats were allegedly left to die from drowning or dehydration due to a malfunctioning water system. Rabbits supposedly had their ligaments cut and their limbs bent into unnatural positions, causing them agonizing pain. Monkeys were reportedly kept in total isolation, where they seemed desperate for physical contact.
These animals experience fear and pain, just like humans do. These experiments are cruel and very rarely result in anything that is beneficial to human health. Please consider no longer funding Pitt’s cruel experiments.
[Your Name Here]
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