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Stop Funding Nicotine Experiments on Animals ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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- 1868 days ago -
The tobacco industry and federal government both are still funding nicotine and smoking experiments on animals. Every year in the U.S., hundreds of animals are harmed and killed in experiments to test the effects of nicotine and tobacco.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:00 am
Thanks Cher. I can't see why this would be necessary, we all know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, what the effects of nicotine, tobacco and smoking are !

Pat B (356)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:25 am
This is sickening.!!! TY,Cher.Done.!!!

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:31 am
Thanks for this. Noted, signed and distributed.

If the tobacco industry is going to experiment on anyone, why not criminals, and not animals who can't voice an objective to their being illtreated?

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:37 am
This needs to be stopped! Signed and noted with thanks for posting.

Mike S (86)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:41 am
SS&N. Thank you Cher.

Mary T (358)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:52 am
signed & noted - Thank you Cher

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:53 am
NS&S!! Barbara, You signed on May 8, 2013. So pointless!!

Joe R (190)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:58 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:01 am
noted and signed, thank you

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:05 am
How many willing humans are there who gladly smoke this harmful crap?? Test on them! Animals would never do this stupid, harmful practice. Gladly signed.

jeanne s (205)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:09 am
noted and signed.
EVERY experiment on animals should stop NOW.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:11 am
Use animal abusers+pedophiles for these pathetic experiments. Def S+S,thx.

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:13 am
Duh,ya think???
signed, if it's fatal to humans,it's even worse for a horrible
ty Cher

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:19 am
Its done.

Amy E (66)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:34 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:37 am
Armand, You signed on May 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director National Institutes of Health
shared, TU Cher

. (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:37 am
What is behind cigarettes, tobacco companies and animal testing?

For decades, the tobacco companies have been hiding behind to animal testing, trying to forget that everything we know about lung cancer and other smoking-related diseases has been discovered through epidemiological and clinical studies and not from vivisection.
Although the United States federal law no longer requires that tobacco products are tested on animals and the fact that since 97' animal testing in this area are illegal in the UK, every day thousands of animals continue to be tortured with devices such as smoke masks (smoke masks) immobilized on restraint chairs in horrific experiments and useless.
The Oregon Regional Primate Research Center (ORPRC) in the US, pregnant monkeys are confined in narrow cages to study the effect that nicotine has on fetuses.
The experimenter Eliot Spindel admits that "the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy have long been known." Nevertheless, these experiments in which animal researchers dissect infants to study the lungs, are subsidized by US taxpayers' money until 2004.
This is just one of countless examples of how animal experiments are used by multinationals only for petty economic gains and by the experimenters themselves for a career on the skin of millions of innocent animals.
The vivisectors have received, and still receive large sums from the tobacco companies such as Philip Morris, by government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Health, to poison the animals with nicotine, forcing them to inhale the smoke and making them dependent on tobacco, a substance that they would never have met if it were not for the folly of the species called "homo sapiens".

Other experiments to study the tobacco include other absurd atrocities:

- In Beagle dogs are made holes in the gorge through which the dogs are forced to inhale cigarette smoke concentrate, during a whole year - to other dogs of the electrodes are inserted into the penis to study the effect of cigarette smoking on sexual performance
- in the monkeys and mice are put masks so that they have continually breathe cigarette smoke
- the dogs are placed in a mechanical ventilator that exposes them to smoke perpetually
- of rhesus monkeys are immobilized on restraint chairs and exposed to doses of nicotine and caffeine to determine how these substances affect breathing.

Experiment after experiment, the researchers are trying to prove, or in some cases to deny (depending on who is funding the experiments), in rats, mice, hamsters, lambs, dogs, monkeys, cats, and other animals, what the scientific community known for a long time thanks to epidemiology studies, which do not use animals.
The experiments are continuing, sacrificing thousands of lives animals simply to test a product in which moreover you know the harmfulness for decades without the need of vivisection.

#60 happy to sign and note - thank you dear Cher

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:40 am
N&S. Thanks, Cher.

Sue H (7)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:47 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:55 am
thank you, curzio for your very thorough and very descriptive assessment of this horrific situation. thank you, cher for posting this. so signed!

. (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:07 am

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:16 am
This is unconscionable. We already know that tar and nicotine lead to cancer in humans. Why should we inflict such on innocent animals?


Elizabeth O (94)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:25 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:36 am
They already know what tobacco etc causes so why still do it because they are sadistic human beings who like to see animals suffer and if they did not experiment on animals they would probably be out of a job so they do it
Money again is more important


Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:52 am

Kevin A (64)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:05 am
Noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:17 am
Noted & Signed

Lisa N (207)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:35 am

Lisa, You signed on May 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director National Institutes of Health

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:47 am
Noted & Gladly Signed. Thanks Cher.

Julie E (405)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:09 am
Julie, You signed on May 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director National Institutes of Health
Only #129

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:10 am

Beth M (138)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 12:24 pm
Done. Why are we wasting our money and innocent animal lives on what we have known since the 1964 Report on Smoking and Health from the Surgeon General.

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 12:37 pm

Ilona V (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 12:53 pm
Thanks. Signed & noted.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 1:39 pm
Olivia, You signed on May 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director National Institutes of Health

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 2:21 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher

Ellen Gaston (21)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 2:54 pm
This isn't the only frivolous "research" going on. These bastards would sell their souls to the devil to keep the grant money flowing. They have blood on their grubby hands. I doubt they care.

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:31 pm
Signed & noted

Shana M (56)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:33 pm
Signed and noted. thanks

Bartlomiej T (296)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:39 pm
Signed. Thanks, Cher.

Lisa W (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:47 pm
S,N and commented! TY Cher!

Natalie V (27)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:04 pm
noted / signed

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:11 pm

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:23 pm
Signed. I am so disgusted by these endless tests! Animals die, and smokers continue to smoke!

Eve L (57)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 4:50 pm
This is disgusting... How can someone agree to do this to those poor innocent animals.
Signed and noted : (

Mike H (252)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:07 pm
Michael, You signed on May 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director National Institutes of Health

Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:13 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cher

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:18 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

Freya H (357)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:24 pm
These experiments have neither use nor justification. They are a waste of time, money and other resources - especially animals.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:58 pm

It breaks my heart in a million pieces to know that this is going on all the time.

Animae C (514)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:02 pm
Oh that's right they have to test tobacco on animals because they don't know the effect on humans yet... Pffftttt

SIGNED # 286

Dana B (140)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:37 pm
Signed, thank you

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:48 pm

. (7)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:54 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Ellen G (325)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:10 pm

Erin R (181)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:53 pm
n & s

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 7:56 pm
So insanely sadistic and depraved. How low humans do go....

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 8:59 pm
Noted and signed.

Fran F (118)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:05 pm
This moral atrocity must be stopped! Signed, shared and noted, thank you,Cher.

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 9:48 pm
Elaine, You signed on May 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director National Institutes of Health

This sickens me to no end!!!

Marie W (67)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:52 pm

Latoya Brookins (23)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:52 pm
noted, signed, and shared

I hate that there are people that smoke. Smoking kills 6 million humans every year! Why are they torturing and murdering these innocent animals?! We know for a fact that nicotine and cigs are harmful. Don't punish these animals because there are humans that still want to put their life in danger and endanger others.

Latoya Brookins (23)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 10:55 pm
Just being around someone when they are smoking, my body feels so horrible. It makes me feel like I am dying. It is death in the air. It is toxic.

I can't imagine having to go through what these innocent animals do.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:44 pm
Noted and signed - I feel the pain and suffering these poor animals go through. Who the hell gives them the right to do this to animals that cannot defend themselves - do animals smoke!!!!!!! If you want to smoke it is your choice, and besides, there are enough wicked humans to test on.

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 11:54 pm
signed, thank you Cher

Emma S (239)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:00 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.

Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:02 am
#422@N with hope
Thank you, Cher.

Kim O (396)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:08 am
Signed! Thanks Cher!

Ruth L (239)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:41 am
Signed & noted. Thanks Cher

Sherri G (128)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 1:12 am
I hate tobacco. These companies killed my Mother and step Father slowly who both died of emphysema. These same JERKS are torturing and slowly horrifically killing dogs when they know damn well cigarettes are carcinogenic and cause emphysema, cancers in every part of the body, asthma, heart disease, and on and on. It is time these corporation executives inhale their product via the same method as they are delivering their nicotine to these dogs. Plus, they are such evil SOBs they go to 3rd world countries and addict them. Anyone who ever sees someone they love die slowly and waste away to nothing would never ever smoke or allow it around them. Signed TY Cher.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 1:14 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Cher!

Sherri G (128)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 1:15 am
Smoking ruins every organ from the inside out and your skin too. Please just don't do it and if you do smoke please quit if not for your sake for all those who love you.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 1:43 am

Arwen Woods (207)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 2:00 am
Gladly signed, noted and shared. Thanks Cher.x

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 2:20 am
Signed, thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 2:20 am
Signed, thanks Cher.

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:16 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:34 am
They're killing us and why to kill other living lives as well?

Ilona a (51)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 6:13 am
signed and noted, thank you

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 6:22 am

Lin G. (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:01 am

Valerie Disle (66)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:03 am

. (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:04 am
Signed that one earlier this morning. Thanks for sharing.

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:19 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:51 am
s&n thx Cher:))

Anna Undebeck (256)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 7:56 am
Signed! Thank you.

Constance F (418)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:03 am
Constance, You signed on May 8, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director National Institutes of Health

. (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:12 am
Signed and Noted.

Esther Z (94)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:29 am
Noted and signed.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 9:06 am
signed TY

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 9:21 am
noted signed and shared,ty

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 10:01 am
STOP abusing these animals. I think everyone over 10yrs and an IQ of 50 knows the dangers of tobacco use. Your research is ridiculos.

Jo S (619)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 10:02 am
Ditto; Darren. I agree wholeheartedly with Darren. Why not start off with the experimention on that disguting perverted, slimball slug, Castro. The SOB who raped, totured and held those 3 girls for almost a decade in Ohio. Plus unlike Castro the dogs did NOTHING wrong.
Thanks Cher & Darren.
Signed, noted & shared.

Kimberly B (89)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 10:09 am
Signed and noted, thank you Cher.

Jan Garen (86)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 10:17 am
This is truly an example of a sadistic bunch of pseudo scientists torturing animals for the sheer pleasure it gives them to inflict pain and suffering. There cannot be one single person on the globe who is unaware of the effects of smoking and if we continue to smoke we do so at our own risk. For these miserable excuses for human beings in labs to use humans' nicotine habit as an excuse for their repulsive sadism beggars belief. Their own addiction to the inflicting of pain on defenceless animals would make a subject for study that's for sure.

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Thursday May 9, 2013, 10:45 am

Janet Bradley (1)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:52 am

Barbara S (92)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:32 pm
s s n

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:33 pm

Sandra O'Donovan (41)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 12:49 pm
Noted and signed.... Dear God the picture is horrendous enough!

Joanne A (47)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 1:45 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks

Ana Fontan (16)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 2:32 pm
N+S, campaig supported, thank you!

S J (130)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 3:39 pm

Aileen P (40)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 4:10 pm
Noted and signed.

paula eaton (30)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:16 pm
Signed. Vivisection is all about their blood money. Vivisectors need to torture and kill each other. Lock these POS up and the animal dealers in jail. This is sick.

Nedda Hill (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 5:18 pm
If the tobaco company wants to continue testing, they should do the testing using THEMSELVES, not innocent animals

Anders Jonsson (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:30 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank You!

James Merit (144)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 11:44 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday May 10, 2013, 1:50 am
Noted & Signed

Jarmila bernathova (24)
Friday May 10, 2013, 3:43 am

Cinzia Palamara (24)
Friday May 10, 2013, 6:26 am
Signed and shared. Thanks for sharing.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday May 10, 2013, 7:45 am
Signed and noted thanks

Lynn D (0)
Friday May 10, 2013, 8:50 am
How awfully disgusting and gross, I did sign - thanks for info!

aj E (164)
Friday May 10, 2013, 12:11 pm

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:35 am
Signed,TY Cher.

SANDRA R (144)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:04 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:47 am
noted and signed

Carol H (229)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 1:47 pm
signed and noted

Frances Darcy (133)
Friday May 17, 2013, 4:09 am
signed and noted.......not only cruel on the animals, but pointless as there are VAST numbers of HUMANS , living and dying doing the " experiments".

Sara P (54)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 6:06 am
Sara, You signed on May 13, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director National Institutes of Health

Thanks Cher.

Judith Hand (55)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 7:50 pm
Noted, signed and commented. I'm tired of being polite about these ridiculous situations.

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 6:55 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher...

Yvonne F (181)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:58 am
Unforgivable!!!!! And totally unnecessary!!! Thanks for posting, Cher

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 3:04 pm

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