Rogue Experiments: Cruel Heart Failure Experiments at Wayne State University
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 2001, more than $5.4 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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