Queenie and many other dogs have endured traumatic heart-failure experiments at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. These experiments violate the Animal Welfare Act, argues a Petition for Enforcement filed by PCRM with the federal government.
According to medical records obtained through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Queenie’s chest was cut open so experimenters could install devices inside her. After a second major surgery to implant more instruments, she was forced to run dozens of treadmill experiments with catheters protruding from her body and incisions leaking bodily fluids, causing constant pain and distress. Hypertension was induced by reduction of blood flow to her kidneys. On June 29, 2010, Queenie–a former companion animal obtained from a Michigan animal shelter–was killed in the laboratory after one of the devices broke and retracted into her body.
“Wayne State’s unlawful dog experiments should be halted and defunded immediately,” says John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., director of academic affairs for PCRM. “As a cardiologist, I know that advances in treating patients with heart failure and hypertension have come from epidemiological and clinical studies and other human-focused research methods. Using animals in heart experiments does not protect human health and inflicts terrible suffering on dogs like Queenie.”
To learn more about Wayne State’s inhumane dog experiments, visit PCRM.org/WayneStateDogExperiments.
Courtesy of PCRM.
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