The NFL Must Stop Funding Animal Testing

Target: The National Football League Foundation

Goal: Stop funding deadly, painful head injury experiments on animals

The NFL funds animal experiments that include: inflicting crippling knee injure on dogs, slamming weights into the animals’ heads, and cutting open the animals’ skulls to then impose traumatic brain injuries.  The NFL funds these experiments to test for brain, spinal chord, and other bodily injuries that occur during a football game.  Accordingly, helpless animal are horrifically suffering and dying from fatal, gruesome injuries on the NFL’s dime.

Not only are these experiments cruel and disgusting, but they do not produce credible research.  According to PETA, several studies reveal that this horrific animal experimentation does not accurately reflect how injuries impact humans.  Furthermore, alternatives exist, such as case studies and in silica studies.

Surely, a legendary American organization like the NFL should be expected to step up and find other ways to accomplish objectives that do not involve disgusting sports injury testing on helpless animals.

Also according to PETA, the NFL quietly funded cruel animal experiments at Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Notre Dame, University of California- Los Angeles, other schools, and private laboratories.  Most injuries include bashing animals’ heads.  The animals usually  die in the process of the beating or are killed after the experiment.

After, the NFL recently settled with former football players who experienced head trauma for $765 million dollars, the League announced that it would donate $10 million for “research and testing.” We must refuse to allow the NFL to allocate any more money to animal cruelty.

By signing the petition below you demand that the NFL immediately stop funding cruel experimentation on animals.

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