PETA Calls On Feds to Pull Funding for Deadly Dog Experiments at Ohio State Univ : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

PETA Calls On Feds to Pull Funding for Deadly Dog Experiments at Ohio State Univ

September 21, 2009

PETA Calls On Feds to Pull Funding for Deadly Dog Experiments at Ohio State Univ

Norfolk, VA (rushPRnews) 09/21/09 — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling on  the director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a branch of the National Institutes of Health, to pull public funding of deadly experiments on dogs conducted by George Billman of Ohio State University (OSU). Billman has killed more than 700 dogs in redundant experiments, purportedly to "prove" results that are already widely known—that exercise strengthens the heart and that omega-3 fatty acids protect it. PETA has also issued a detailed report on the dogs' suffering and the fact that they came from "random source" dealers—a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designation that means the dogs were not bred by the dealer and may have been someone's animal companion—as well as the irrelevance of the procedures to human health.

For nearly three decades, Billman has been using taxpayer dollars to cut dogs open and induce heart attacks in them before inserting a cuff around an artery and forcing the dogs to run on a treadmill. He then tightens the cuff, which induces a second heart attack. Billman's conclusions on the importance of exercise and omega-3 fatty acids have been common knowledge for decades. By his own admission, a staggering 256 of the 768 dogs Billman used in the experiments over a period of 25 years died—either on the operating table, in the days following the surgery, or after being excluded for medical reasons or because of equipment failure—before data could even be collected to test his "hypothesis."

PETA reviewed the medical records of 10 dogs recently used in these invasive and trauma-inducing experiments and uncovered evidence of considerable suffering. The fate of dog #3017—a brown hound dog with a white face—is typical. The dog arrived at OSU in apparent good condition, but 37 days later, she was found dead in her cage. She suffered her first heart attack on the operating table, but that didn't stop Billman from running her on the treadmill twice and inducing two additional heart attacks. Two days after #3017's third heart attack, she died in her concrete and steel cage, alone and most likely in pain.

All 10 of the dogs whose records PETA reviewed came from Robert Perry, a Class B dealer who purchases dogs from individuals in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The dogs could have been animal companions who were lost or stolen, or they may have been surrendered by well-meaning people who had fallen on hard times and hoped that Perry could find a better home for their beloved companion. Instead, Robert Perry sold these trusting animals to OSU, where they were mutilated and killed in pointless experiments.

In addition to rescinding Billman's funding, PETA is asking the NHLBI to conduct a thorough audit of the experiments to ensure that no public funds were used in abusive activities that failed to comply with the minimal federal guidelines governing the use of animals in laboratories.

"In a time of exploding budget deficits, our tax dollars are being used to hurt and kill hundreds of dogs in redundant experiments that hold no medical benefit for humans," says PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo. "George Billman's experiments are a textbook example of cruelty to animals and government waste."

For more information, please visit https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1920.

 

About the author:

For more information, please visit http://www.peta.org.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Animal Rights, Article-byline, BREAKING NEWS, SCIENCE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / AH Marketing ahmarketinggroup.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Canada-based Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms’ First Tree of the Season Gifted to U.S. Soldier’s Family

Florenceville-Bristol, NB 09/29/16 · Family will celebrate Christmas early before son starts...

Schmid Telecom AG successfully passes SAT at Birmingham Airport

Zurich 09/28/16 · Schmid Telecom AG has successfully completed the Site...

Nexscience LLC Released Document Sign & Send

Santa Clara,CA 09/28/16 · The Document Sign & Send app aims to...

North American leader in food safety certifies Ste Anne’s Spa Bakery

Grafton, ON, Canada 09/28/16 · – For the past 4 years, Ste. Anne's...

DISCOVER THE MULTIMEDIA P.O.R.O.S MUSEUM AND TRAVEL TO PORTUGAL WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SURREALISM NOW 2016

Condeixa-a-Nova 09/28/16 · INTERNATIONAL SURREALISM NOW 2016 An art movement, dedicated...

Dixie Plywood gains insight with Phocas Business Intelligence

Texas 09/27/16 · Since 1944, privately owned and operated Dixie Plywood...

Why and How to Hire a Financial Planner

London, United Kingdom 09/27/16 · Like most people, you probably have hopes and...

Radioactive Waste Management: Global Markets

ALBANY, New York 09/27/16 · Market Research Hub has added a new report,...

NOW SHORTS WITH SECRET POCKETS TO CARRY THINGS WHILE YOU RUN

Ahmedabad 09/27/16 · Anyone who runs or goes out for a...

North American Cities Slow to Adopt Open Source Software

Toronto, ON 09/26/16 · Government IT department are often one of the...

ExeBTC Offers Multiple Investment Packages for Global Investors

Delaware,DE 09/25/16 · For years, ExeBTC has been a leader in...

SchoolFinder to be launched in a new avatar soon

India 09/25/16 · SchoolFinder is pleased to announce that it will...

Leader of New Haven Heroin Ring Pleads Guilty

New Haven,Connecticut 09/22/16 · Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the...