Target: Brown University President Christina Paxson
Goal: Stop Brown University from performing cruel and unnecessary experiments on pigs
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has revealed that Brown University has been using young pigs in unnecessary experiments. In these tests, researchers force the pigs to consume alcohol so that they can measure the effects on their heart. These tests are completely unnecessary as it is already widely known that excessive alcohol consumption is bad for the heart. We must ask Brown University President Christina Paxson to stop performing these inhumane experiments at Brown University.
In a recent interview with the Providence Journal, PCRM spokesman Dr. Albert J. Puerini Jr. gave insight into the details of these experiments. He stated, “They’re forcing animals to consume large amounts of alcohol, the equivalent of 20 shots of vodka a day. That right away is grossly abusive. They try to artificially cause heart disease. Before they kill them, they open up their chest[s] and expose their hearts. It’s barbaric. … It escapes me that there’s any value in this.” He further explains that pigs response to alcohol cannot be compared to the response of humans, enhancing the uselessness of these cruel experiments.
To make matters worse, these inhumane tests are funded by the United States government. Brown University should be ashamed for using taxpayer dollars to torture young pigs.
By signing this petition below, you will help urge Brown University President Christina Paxson to stop allowing cruel and unnecessary experiments to be performed on pigs at Brown University.
Dear Brown University President Christina Paxson,
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has revealed that inhumane experiments are being conducted on pigs at Brown University. These young pigs are forced to consume “the equivalent of 20 shots of vodka a day” in order to measure the effects of alcohol on their hearts.
These tests are completely unnecessary as it is already widely known that excessive alcohol consumption is bad for the heart. Furthermore, experts believe that the results of these experiments bare no comparison to the effects of alcohol in a human.
I ask that you ban Brown University from performing these cruel and useless tests on pigs immediately and use the federally funded tax-payer dollars for a better purpose.
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