Stop Wasting Taxpayer Dollars on Cruel Animal Experiments

Target: Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

Goal: Stop the National Institutes of Health from funding cruel and inconclusive animal experiments.

Despite admitting that experiments on animals fail to provide conclusive and useful results for humans and result in “wasted time and money,” the National Institutes of Health (NIH) continues to give about 47% of its grant money to animal researchers. It is time to start funding experiments that yield useful, applicable results without causing unnecessary pain and death to innocent animals.

The NIH currently funds countless experiments that use dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, rats, monkeys and other animals with the intention of extrapolating the results of those experiments to humans. The problem with this is obvious: our basic biologies are very different from these animals and disease affects each animal differently. Some of the pointless experiments that the NIH funds include injecting hamsters with cocaine to make them fight and breeding dogs with muscular dystrophy. A primate breeding facility funded by the NIH reportedly allows their animals to live in filth and provides no pain relief for excruciating procedures like tail amputation and teeth extraction.

None of these instances of cruelty have led to a single cure or scientific breakthrough for human medicine, but they have wasted taxpayers’ money. Sign this petition and demand the NIH stop funding useless animal experiments.


Dear Director Collins,

The NIH gives about 47% of its grant money to animal researchers despite claiming that “animal models often fail to provide good ways to mimic disease or predict how drugs will work in humans, resulting in much wasted time and money.” This results in billions of taxpayer dollars being wasted on fruitless experiments every year.

The NIH currently funds countless projects that use dogs, cats, rats, mice, rabbits and other animals that are supposed to represent the human body. Vast differences between human biology and that of other species result in inconclusive findings. There is no human benefit to be gained from experiments that inject hamsters with cocaine to induce violence, purposely breed dogs with muscular dystrophy, or any of the countless other animal experiments that the NIH funds.

Stop wasting valuable taxpayers’ money on cruel, antiquated animal experiments and invest in more advanced research methods instead.


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Photo credit: Ed Schipul

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  1. God is watching!!!!

  2. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Nothing but the ultimate heinous cruelty conducted by the most abased human beings, and for no good reason!
    “Ye must not only have kind and merciful feelings for mankind, but ye should also exercise the utmost kindness towards every living creature.
    The physical sensibilities and instincts are common to animal and man.
    Man is, however, negligent of this reality and imagines that sensibility is peculiar to mankind, therefore he practices cruelty to the animal…..
    In reality what difference is there in physical sensations! Sensibility is the same whether you harm man or animal: there is no difference. Nay, rather, cruelty to the animal is more painful because man has a tongue and he sighs, complains and groans when he receives an injury and complains to the government and the government protects him from cruelty; but the poor animal cannot speak, it can neither show its suffering nor is it able to appeal to the government.
    If it is harmed a thousand times by man it is not able to defend itself in words nor can it seek justice or retaliate…..
    Therefore one must be very considerate towards animals and show greater kindness to them than to man…. Man is generally sinful and the animal is innocent; unquestionably one must be more kind and merciful to the innocent”. Baha’i Faith Writings

  3. To see that monkey imprisoned in a torturous contraption is a horrible enough sight. To imagine what other cruel and inhumane things you do and call them experiments, but without any viable results is not only sickening but downright cruel and abusive. It,’s been proven that whatever “results” you claim are not reliable but a horrendous waste of time and money. Computer models are far superior and actually do provide usable’s beyond my comprehension-and that of any reasonable human being–why you continue these painful and useless experiments. You should be ashamed, but I doubt you are. So the obvious thing to do is forcibly shut you down, take away your grant money, and transfer all the animals to an appropriate sanctuary.

  4. Tony DeLia says:

    These types of things went on under past administrations but under the current one abuses are getting much worse very quickly. Big Cruelty is having a field day on the taxpayer’s dime. Make this administration stand up to it’s promise to stop wasting public funds on evil practices with no benefit to society.

  5. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    These experiments are pretty much a means to look productive and keep the funding coming in. If you were the pure scientists you pretend to be, you would discount all of the bogus results from your experiments because they are tainted by the animals’ fear. Mind-Body Connection and all; ever hear of it? And don’t get me started on the sadism needed to conduct them.

  6. Dominique Le Frapper says:


  7. Dominique Le Frapper says:

    This makes me so sick I contemplate my own death as relief….


  9. Experiment on politicians, psychos, animal abusers, rapists etc, etc and leave the animals alone!!

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