TAKE ACTION: Ask NIH to Reform Heart Failure Research
The Physicians Committee is pushing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to withdraw millions of dollars in funding from university research during which devices are surgically implanted in dogs—like Queenie—before forcing the animals to run on treadmills.
Queenie was sold to a university laboratory that performs cruel, unnecessary experiments on live animals. In the lab, Queenie and countless other healthy dogs were cut open, devices were implanted in their blood vessels, and they were forced to run on treadmills. Then the experimenters induced hypertension in Queenie by reducing the flow of blood to her kidneys. After nine torturous months, Queenie was killed.
It is too late for Queenie, but not thousands of animals like her.