Rogue Experiments: Cruel Heart Failure Experiments at Wayne State University
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Rogue, a brown, black, and white hound, was used in painful heart experiments at Wayne State University. Her chest and abdomen were opened and nine devices were implanted. She was forced to run on a treadmill just four days after major surgery. Within months she died.
Rogue’s short, agonizing life didn’t lead to treatments for people suffering from heart disease. Yet dogs are still used in these dead-end experiments. Since 2000, more than $8 million in taxpayer funding—doled out by the National Institutes of Health—have gone to these experiments.
Epidemiological studies, such as the Framingham Study and Methodist Study, continue to give researchers insight into the causes of heart failure, while human clinical trials provide treatment and prevention options. The National Institutes of Health should fund only human-relevant research.
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Dogs in Detroit Need Your Help on Nov. 14
Please join the Physicians Committee for a peaceful physician- and scientist-led demonstration at Wayne State to stop these experiments once and for all. And bring your dog! Please be sure to spread word of this event to all of your friends and family within driving distance of Detroit.
You can follow the event on Facebook here.
What: Peaceful Demonstration against Wayne State Dog Experiments
When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Corner of W. Kirby Street and Anthony Wayne Drive, Detroit, Mich.
Parking: Please use nearby public parking.
RSVP: None is required. Signs will be provided. Dogs welcome!