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Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )

Cher Away
- 60 days ago - peta.org
Please help PETA end this obscene cruelty by asking NIH to cut taxpayer funding for sex experiments on animals.



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Cher Away Personal Msgs ONLY (1466)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 12:27 pm


When an agency like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) throws about $15 billion each year—nearly half its entire research budget—at thousands of experiments on animals, it’s impossible for the public to keep track of all the cruel and useless projects for which its tax dollars are being squandered to cause animals pain and suffering.

And even though public opposition to experiments on animals is greater than ever, there is apparently no project too trivial or too stupid for NIH to throw money at.

Case in point: Right now, NIH is funding dozens of bizarre, stomach-churning sexual behavior studies in which animals have the sexual pleasure area of their brains damaged and their genitals mutilated. Animals are sexually stimulated by experimenters, observed having sex, and subjected to other twisted procedures.

NIH has spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on these sex experiments, and these five are just some of the most upsetting projects currently receiving funding:


1. Mice and rats electrically stimulated after penises mutilated and injected with chemicals

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Experiments: Experimenters cut all the skin off the penises of live mice and rats, electrically stimulated their penises with electrodes for up to five minutes, and injected their penises with various chemicals to see if they’d sustain an erection. The animals were then killed, and their penises were cut apart.

Cost to taxpayers: $2,792,144
2. Mice’s sex drive tested after brains burned

Location: Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Experiments: Experimenters locked female mice into restraint devices, drilled holes into their skulls, and burned lesions into their brains. The females were then presented with urine samples from castrated and intact males, and the amount of time they spent sniffing each urine sample was recorded. In a subsequent experiment, the females were placed with males and the females’ sexual receptivity as indicated by their back-arching behavior was observed and rated. All of the mice were killed and dissected.

Cost to taxpayers: $1,505,173
3. Rats’ sex drive tested following Prozac injections and removal of ovaries

Location: Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas

Experiments: Experimenters injected female rats with antidepressant drugs and placed them with male rats. The females’ sexual receptivity, as indicated by the downward arching of their backs, was observed and measured. The experimenters then manipulated the female rats, surgically removing their ovaries and injecting sex hormones, and again observed the rats’ sexual behavior.

Cost to taxpayers: $2,024,949
4. Hamsters’ sex drive tested following brain damage

Location: University of California–Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Experiments: Experimenters cut into the skulls of female hamsters and implanted tubes into their brains and pumps into their scalps. Saline or hormones related to sexual behavior were pumped into the females’ brains, and the animals were videotaped as they were able to see, smell, and hear—but not touch—a male hamster. The sexual receptivity of the females to male hamsters was measured through their vaginal scent markings. Experimenters used brushes to stimulate the female hamsters, and the extent of sexual receptivity as indicated by their back-arching behavior was observed and rated. The animals were then killed, and their brains were dissected.

Cost to taxpayers: $1,817,502
5. Rats’ interest in drugs tested following brain damage and sex withdrawal

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Experiments: Experimenters measured the time taken for male rats to mount females, insert their penises, and ejaculate. The experimenters then restrained the rats, cut into their skulls, implanted tubes into their brains, and pumped in a chemical that would block the rats’ ability to process sexual pleasure. The experimenters then watched the rats having sex, withheld sex from the rats for seven to 28 days, and noted the rats’ increased interest in an amphetamine reward. All the animals were killed, and their brains were dissected.

Cost to taxpayers: $4,547,605

Please help PETA end this obscene cruelty by asking NIH to cut taxpayer funding for sex experiments on animals.

Please send polite comments to:

nihinfo@od.nih.gov


 

Valerie B. (67)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 1:49 pm
Mind is blown, I really have no words for this oddness. Noted, email sent. TY Cher!
 

Ivana Brekalo (67)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 2:14 pm
I have no words for this.Disguisting!
 

Ivana Brekalo (67)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 2:15 pm
noted.Thanks for sharing.
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 2:36 pm
EMAIL SENT, BUT IT CANNOT BE POLITE!
THESE ABHORRENT BARBARICS ARE NOT AS WELL!
ty
 

Ruth S. (314)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 2:40 pm
I hate my own kind!
 

MaicaSUMMERVACA B. (93)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 3:59 pm
i'm sick to my stomach, god...
 

MaicaSUMMERVACA B. (93)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 4:05 pm
sent POLITE email after i took many deep breatths....
 

Maria S. (47)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 4:33 pm
That is just absolutely appalling...noted and emailed. Thank you for sharing.
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 4:42 pm
Email sent-thx Cher
 

Ilona V. (0)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 5:07 pm
Sick monster!
Thanks Cher. Email sent.

Tomorrow my voice belongs to the animals - Europawahl 2014
 

Lauren Kozen (152)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 5:43 pm
SO Sick.
Noted & Sent email. Thanks for posting Cher.
 

AniMae Chi (391)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 5:52 pm
Email sent to;
nihinfo@od.nih.gov
 

Kamia T. (66)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 5:55 pm
Noted, email sent. This sounds more like sexual perverts getting their jollies than scientific study that warrants funding. Very, very sick. We could balance our budget in a heartbeat if we quit squandering money this way!
 

Geoff P. (12)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 7:27 pm
Sogned
 

Krista Slavin (160)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 7:47 pm
Noted. Have to wonder about the sick minds that think this disgusting stuff up and follow though with doing it.
 

Ismail A. (169)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 7:48 pm
Noted and sent email , Thank you my friend Cher
 

Steven Harbin Jr. (1)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 8:10 pm
These sorts of experiments have to be stopped. Imagine if you were subjected to such cruel, degrading, and painful procedures. Our animal brethren deserve so much better. I've sent an email urging the NIH to stop funding animal experimentation and I hope you all will find it in your hearts to do so as well.
 

A F. (130)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 8:36 pm
:(
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 8:49 pm
Indeed we can all agree that cruelty to animals is a BIG NO NO

However we do need to consider a solution for this major issue, I think we need to come to a sincere solution that will do both, give science what they need and for all the animal lovers what they want.

testing on a none animal replacement....
 

. (3)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 10:30 pm
Noted and email sent, thanks Cher.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 10:31 pm
sent email
 

Ana MESNER (174)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 11:53 pm
Done.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 1:10 am


 

Inge Bjorkman (128)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 1:18 am
email sent.

Love
 

Pam B. (18)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 1:21 am
impossible to send them a polite email. noted
 

Nils Anders Lunde (529)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 2:07 am
Noted
 

Sylvie A. (130)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 3:28 am
Courriel envoyé, merci.
 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 4:30 am
Done.
 

Patricia Raven (445)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 5:07 am
Sick what is the point of this. It is cruelty at its worst and for no purpose.
 

Fi T. (16)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 5:11 am
Stop such sickening sacrifice
 

Tanya W. (43)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 5:31 am
Noted.
 

gabriele jefferson (147)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 6:31 am
noted, signed, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx
 

Barry T. (829)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 8:20 am
noted, emailed & shared (FB) - thanks!!
 

Helmut H. (30)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 8:54 am
Noted, sent email & shared, thanks Cher!
 

Cheryl Away (34)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 8:55 am
Email Sent.... Thanks Cher!
 

Sandra Penna (58)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 8:58 am
disgusting.
 

Kathleen Mireault (30)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 10:52 am
Noted and Emailed. Had to use the PETA template b/c it'll be awhile 'ere I can manage "polite!" Thanks, Cher!
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 10:54 am
Outrageous!!! One should think the US could use its money to pay for other things, not for torturing innocent animals!?!?!?!? Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cher
 

Carol D. (104)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 11:01 am
This could only be tolerated by people who must be sick in the head themselves to allow such experiments anyway Total and unnecessary animal cruelty at taxpayers expense put this in my email

email sent
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 11:07 am
to straszna podłość, list wysłany
 

Sara P. (54)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 11:28 am
Email sent, thanks Cher.
 

Betty K. (283)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 12:09 pm
This is so totally sick, sick, SICK!!!
 

Stephen Marshall (0)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 12:19 pm
With all the good that can and needs to be done with that level of funding, in the wonderful world around us, the very same Taxpayers money is put in the hands of Monsters, Psychopaths and Perverts in the guise of 'scientific advancement', these sick bastards are having a laugh. The thing is, no other decent person is laughing with them and here's the thing..What In hell are these sick maniacs hoping to discover..!
Noted, will be emailed.. and of course as hard as it is, I will be Polite
 

Heidi Walderra (118)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 12:35 pm
Noted and shared
 

Valerie H. (134)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 12:45 pm
These are nothing more than ==========INSANE MONSTERS=========I have no other words for these individuals !!!!!!!!!!
 

Ondine J. (130)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 5:19 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher
 

Dogan Ozkan (1)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 9:52 pm
noted and signed
 

Marie W. (64)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 10:54 pm
S&N
 

Colin Hope (237)
Sunday May 25, 2014, 11:55 pm
Thanks for sharing!!
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Monday May 26, 2014, 1:52 am
Signed.
 

aj E. (163)
Monday May 26, 2014, 8:17 am
s&n
 

Slava R. (158)
Monday May 26, 2014, 10:44 am
May they burn in acid for the pain and suffering they have deliberately, brutally caused to these defenseless animals. Humanity is doomed.
 

Kay M. (354)
Monday May 26, 2014, 11:49 am
done.
 

Jeannet Bertelink (110)
Monday May 26, 2014, 12:55 pm
RIDICULOUS
 
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