Ads Slam Alcohol Experiments on Live Animals
Hard-hitting Physicians Committee bus shelter ads in Providence, R.I., recently targeted Brown University experimenters for conducting cruel experiments on pigs while ignoring the real problems caused by alcohol. PCRM also filed a complaint with federal authorities alleging violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
The Brown experimenters first operated on the animals, surgically reducing blood flow within the animals’ coronary arteries in an attempt to simulate heart disease. They next administered toxic amounts of alcohol—the equivalent of five shots of liquor per day—to the animals. They then cut the animals open expose their hearts and take measurements, and finally killed them. The experiments were supposedly aimed at the problem of heart disease caused by excessive alcohol consumption. PCRM’s bus shelter ads call for a very different approach to understanding health problems caused by alcohol.
Learn more about human-based alcohol research at EducationNotExperimentation.org.