Written by Jeff Mackey
Here is some of the hideous handiwork of April's Vivisector of the Month,
Janet Neisewander of Arizona State University, who has been conducting wasteful
and cruel addiction experiments on animals since 1984.
Using nearly $3 million in taxpayer money, Neisewander
gets rats hooked on drugs like morphine, cocaine, and nicotine—sometimes after obliterating
parts of the rats' brains with acid.
In these pictures, the rats have nicotine pumped directly
into their jugular veins through tubes implanted in their heads. Later, they'll
be killed and decapitated and have their brains removed.
How You Can Help
Animals Killed in Nicotine Experiments
Thanks to studies in humans, we already know that smoking
cigarettes can cause disease in nearly every organ of the human body. Please tell
the National Institutes of Health to stop funding nicotine experiments on animals
and use tax money for prevention, education, and human-based research instead.
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animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
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