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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4 Comments

  1. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    The NFL is just trying to look busy. I’ve worked with head injuries and strokes for 20 years. Anyone in rehab can tell you that 2 people can get hit in the head in identical spots and not have identical symptoms. Hurting puppies won’t tell them what they need to know. Too bad they were unable to learn from the Michael Vick episode. It’s a shame all that money in the sport can’t buy them brains or feelings.

  2. Experimentalists have to stop immediately these kind of infantile, cruel and barbaric tests on living creatures by apply strongest justice to them – SEND THEM TO THE WORKLESS ONLY !

    Animal testing is unnecessary and the results unreliable. This has been proven.
    So these establishments are just a means for monsters to torture and kill animals.
    In the 21st century do we really believe this is furthering our knowledge at all?
    Absolutely not! This is murder for murder’s sake and UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

    WHICH AUTHORITY IS ABLE TO EFFORD SICK ABUSES LIKE THIS ?

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND UNACCEPTABLE !!!
    THE LAW IS TO CHANGE AND HAVE TO STOP THAT UNHUMANE ACTING !

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    People need to vote unacting dumb authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations out of occupations NOW AND FOR ALL!

    Normaltive ethic includes the claim on generally liability.

    DEFORMED MONSTERS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLE SHOULD REALLY KICK THE BUCKET AS SOON AS EVER POSSIBLE TO STOP THIS INFANTILISM AND UNHUMANE WORLDWIDE DISASTERS – ALL OF THAT GREED INFANTILE DESTRUCTIVE KILLERMONSTERS ARE REALLY NEEDLESS!

  3. If you need live testing, I’m sure Michael Vick is available. Use him!

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