Demand Feds Stop Funding Cruel Experiments

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

Goal: Stop the National Institutes of Health from supporting The Jackson Laboratory.

An animal rights organization has discovered some disturbing incidents at one of the largest breeders of mice used for experimentation. A whistle-blower claimed to have seen the workers at The Jackson Laboratory severely neglect and abuse the animals there. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) gave over $60 million to The Jackson Laboratory in 2015 and it is time the government stop supporting this cruel institution.

Allegedly, mice drowned due to a malfunctioning water system and moldy, dead bodies were left behind. Mice reportedly had their tails ripped from their bodies in order to test genomes even though this can be done with saliva or feces. Cages were so crowded that mice were fighting and were unable to reach food or water, and euthanasia cages were over-packed which lead to slow, painful deaths.

Sign this petition to demand the NIH, a federal agency, stop supporting an abusive laboratory and instead use that money to find better, animal-free testing techniques.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Collins,

In 2015, the NIH gave over $60 million to The Jackson Laboratory in support of its work in breeding mice used for experimentation. The Jackson Laboratory is one of the largest breeders of mice in the world and it may be one of the cruelest.

A whistle-blower from The Jackson Laboratory claimed to have seen employees abuse and neglect the mice, which often lead to serious injuries and even death. Allegedly, a malfunctioning water system drowned mice and moldy, dead bodies were left behind. Cages were reportedly so crowded that mice were fighting each other and unable to reach food and water, and euthanasia cages were over-packed which lead to slow, painful deaths. Some mice had their tails ripped from their bodies in order to test genomes even though that can be done with saliva or fecal matter.

Please consider no longer supporting this abusive lab. Mice are incredibly social animals who experience fear and pain just like you and me. They have displayed signs of empathy and signs of distress when other mice are being harmed. It is time to stop supporting this cruelty and start funding more effective research that uses today’s advance technology and is cruelty-free.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Aaron Logan

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4 Comments

  1. The Jackson Laboratory is committing horrendous acts of cruelty toward the poor animal inmates. They should be completely shut down immediately and permanently.
    Animal breeding facilities and laboratories should ALL be shut down. Really they are havens for depraved sadistic people to freely torture animals without consequence. The poor animals need to be rescued from these houses of horror. STOP ALL ANIMAL TESTING!

  2. The Jackson Laboratory like all things scientific is supposed to be based on logic and intelligence, so where is this logic and intelligence when it comes to animal experimentation?
    There is no such thing as good animal torture and vivisection leading to the greater good of mankind. When will this allegedly intelligent scientific community realise that animal genetics and their anatomical makeup is nothing like that of humans. When will they realise that the very first person to receive treatment which came about due to the horrific torture and murder of laboratory animals is the real Guinea pig/lab rat/white mouse etc.These animal torture, murder,dismemberment,cruel vivisection facilities should be shut down immediately as there are very successful and proven ways of research into disease and the manufacture of everyday products without the totally unacceptable,unnecessary and brutal mutilation of innocent animals in the name of science.

  3. Carol Green says:

    Besides all the unnecessary use/misuse of animals in these FEDERALLY funded laboratories, it cannot go unsaid that we, as American taxpayers, PAY for this horrendous abuse and neglect. It just makes me want to scream that MY money helps to fund these atrocities.

  4. DUMP THE JACKSON LAB THAT HURTS AND KILLS ANIMALS NOW.

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