For almost 30 years, Ohio State University (OSU) experimenter George Billman has used taxpayer dollars to cut dogs open and induce heart attacks in them. He inserts a cuff around an artery, sews the dogs back up, then forces the dogs to run on a treadmill. He then tightens the cuff to block blood flow to the heart, causing a heart attack.
His conclusion—that exercise strengthens the heart—has been common knowledge for decades. Of 768 dogs used by Billman, a staggering 256 of them died—either on the operating table or in the days following the surgery—before he could even test his "hypothesis."PETA reviewed the records for 10 dogs recently used by Billman and found evidence that the animals suffered immensely. Dog #3017—a brown hound dog with a white face—was operated on and forced to endure three heart attacks in Billman's laboratory. Two days after her third heart attack, she died in her cement and steel cage—alone and in pain.
Please send a personal e-mail to OSU's senior vice president for
university communications, Tom Katzenmeyer, and respectfully urge him to stop
these cruel and deadly experiments on dogs.
Sample e-mail text is provided below to help you draft your message.Subject:Please Stop Cruel Heart Attack Experiments on DogsBody:I was horrified to learn that Ohio State University has been conducting invasive experiments on dogs in which the animals are cut open, have cuffs inserted around an artery, and are then forced to run on a treadmill until they have heart attacks.It's also shocking that these experiments have been happening for almost 30 years in an effort to conclude that exercise strengthens the heart—something that has been common knowledge for decades.I urge you to put an end to these cruel experiments immediately.
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