Demand Government Stop Funding Cruel Animal Experiments

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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  1. You STUPID moron who call them selves scientist. We know you damn people are torturing our sweet animals to make MONEY not to cure diseases. You heartless two legged animals haven’t find out yet, that the junk you make does NOT work??????????? Every day we hear that some med that you people with brain (LOL) mad is KILLING people or they get cancer and die. WE NEED TO STOP YOU GREEDY SON OF B…….. FOR GOOD.

  2. NIH– stop supporting (with our tax dollars too) horrendous animal experiments when there are so many nonanimal tests that are more effective. I agree with Nopshin. The animal experiments are just greed (yes it’s big business, lab animal breeders with political lobby) and class B dealers who connive and steal pets and some public shelters sell unadopted pets to the lab animal dealers (unless that part about the public shelters has been banned, as it should be). Plus there are the sadistic animal haters. It is horrifying that our tax dollars are going to animal torture. We now have so many effective testing methods that are nonanimal.

  3. Ruth Tranquillo says:

    You guys know it is 2017, right??? No need to abuse the animals, there are other ways to experiment!! Its really all about MONEY!! I am really sick and tired of animal abuse, you all must STOP now!!! They have a right to LIVE, you do NOT have the right to KILL them.

  4. Animal experiments must really end now! It’s enough already, they DONT DESERVE SUCH CRUEL TREAMENT !!!

  5. I thought all the sadists and psychopaths worked at slaughterhouses and on factory farms but apparently they also work in research labs.

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