Target: Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University
Goal: Stop illegal animal fighting and cruelty at Northeastern University.
Innocent hamsters are being injected with aggression enhancing drugs such as cocaine and steroids, before being forced to fight one another. These cruel experiments are being performed by researchers at Northeastern University, and they must be stopped immediately. Often injections are made directly into the brain by way of drilling through the skulls of the hamsters. After the injection hamsters are then placed into confinement with another hamster (whom is usually not drugged) and are made to fight. Those responsible for these horrifying experiments sickly score the fight in a sport-like fashion based on attacks and bites. In these fights the highest scoring hamsters are announced as winners and, at times, instantly pitted against other “opponents.”
Domesticated hamsters and wild hamsters alike both have a solitary nature. When housed together, even without drugs, they can become chronically stressed and have a tendency to fight for territorial rights. By injecting anabolic-androgenic steroids into hamsters’ brains, researchers are artificially enhancing the natural habits of these animals. Animal fighting is illegal in all of the 50 United States and is a felony in 42 of the 50 states (Massachusetts being one of the 42). These hamster fights, labeled “experiments,” have been going on for almost 20 years with funding coming from taxpayer dollars. Since 1996 more than 3 million dollars of taxpayer money has supported the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
This terrible act of drugging, exploiting, and fighting hamsters must come to an immediate halt. Please come together and demand the humane treatment of these innocent creatures.
Dear Dr. Aoun,
Upon learning of the terrible and inhumane fighting of hamsters at Northeastern University’s Department of Psychology we, the undersigned, took immediate action to stop the barbaric experiments that have been going on for over a span of nearly two decades. We, the undersigned community, demand the immediate halt of animal fighting and cruelty currently underway at Northeastern University.
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