PETITION:  Reduction of animal testing to reduce government waste at tax payers' expense
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PETITION: Reduction of animal testing to reduce government waste at tax payers' expense

    1. L. Swa_
    2. Petition by

      L. Swa_

      central, FL

Animal testing in America is expensive-most of it can be cut including alternative methods used, and the money better spent for the nation's elderly such as Medicare and for medicine rather than lining the pockets of wealthy researchers who are living off the pork of the land's waste of public funding.

USA spends $16 billion dollars annually for animal testing at tax payers' expense and is subject to massive waste and mismanagement of taxpayers' dollars.

http://www.peta.org/features/more-than--16-billion-in-taxpayer-money-wasted-annually-on-animal-testing.aspx?c=weekly_enews

Just a sample what goes on:
http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/taxpayer.pdf

Much of this cruelty is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which allocates 40% of its annual research budget to animal experiments. Based on the NIH’s 2010 budget, this accounts for more than $16 billion:

Quoted in part:

Ohio State University: $1.9 million for cruel heart attack experiments on dogs (never mind the fact humans live sedentary lives and have a lifestyle of KFC and McDonalds grease).

University of Wisconsin-Madison: $3 million for cruel fighting experiments on mice (never mind humans have a much more complex social interaction including peer pressure not seen in mice.)

Oregon National Primate Research Cenetr: $5 million for cruel obesity experiments on monkeys (never mind humans have choices what they put in their mouths plus sedentary lives).

Harvard University: $16 million for cruel drug addiction experiments on monkeys (never mind the fact humans have a much more complex sociological interaction and much more advanced brain than monkeys).

Over a HALF MILLION dollars in STIMULUS money was spent on monkey business:
"A Fox 4 investigation has one lawmaker taking action after we discovered the government is using more than a half-million dollars in stimulus money - money meant for saving and creating jobs -  to buy monkeys for flu vaccine experiments." NOT a single job was created.


http://www.fox4now.com/news/toprotator/126293983.html


To reduce government spending, animal testing should be done responsibly with our tax payers' expense in mind. Cuts on useless or impractical experiments, for example, concerning addiction, obesity, and drug abuse must cease. Human society is far more complex than any animal can produce including peer pressure, power of choice (to start and stop), that subhuman animals cannot attain.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Animal_testing

Quote: "These included 1200 separate projects (at up to $495,600,000) examining drug addiction. 778 projects studying "neural information processing" in 11 species racked up approximately $321,314,000. No experiment, however ridiculous, useless or painful, is illegal. The majority of animals used in experimentation receive absolutely no protection under current laws. Hundreds of institutions and thousands of individuals profit off of vivisection. Government funded animal testing costs U.S. taxpayers OVER $16 billion annually."

"The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) animal testing programs subject animals to irradiation, burnings, bombings, wounds and decompression sickness. Every year, at least 320,000 primates, dogs, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, cats, and other animals are hurt and killed by the DoD.  Cost to tax payers: $100 million dollars annually."

Unquote.

--We already know irritation, burns, bombs etc hurts and causes injury and suffering.

--We know cigarette smoking is hazardous to health, causes cancer, and is addictive: So why are we repeating these experiments over and over again at our expense?

-Universities keep on surgically implanting  electric probes in the brains of cats when it was repeatedly done millions of times before.  At our expense.

--We all know overeating can make one obese.

REMEDY: Please implement guidelines to cut the pork and waste. Animal testing should only be done if ABSOLUTELY necessary.

Sincerely,


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    • Amy Oforiyentumi HAMILTON, OH
      • 15 days ago

      May the tortured souls come back to cause havoc of those who do this. I pray Mercy and peace to our animals. Our friends.

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    • Hannah Rambo MOWEAQUA, IL
      • 17 days ago

      I love animals

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    • Chloe McIntire HOLLADAY, UT
      • about 1 month ago

      Animal testing is taking the lives of animals and destroying them. I want this to stop. Animal testing has no purpose in life except to destroy animals lives.

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    • sheila duffy NEW HYDE PARK, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      These tests are cruel, heartless and absolutely unnecessary. Who in the name of God would make any living, feeling creation suffer? This is an evil act. I demand a reform in what our taxes are supporting. I think the public has a right to know exactly where every penny is going and we should have the right to say yes or no. In fact, I'm going to start a petition demanding disclosure prior to any tax dollars being spent. We, the people, are against this useless, nonsensical torture tests. We all know what happens when you torture any living being or creature - the result is indescribable pain, suffering and emotional trauma. Testing on animals do not equate to humans. Additionally, there is not an ounce of efficacy with regard to torturing animals with new drugs. Drugs that have been tested in animals still kill millions of humans annually. Stop this charade now!

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    • Lisa Fischer MAHWAH, NJ
      • about 1 month ago

      It's horrible, unnecessary and I DO NOT want my hard-earned tax dollars to be spent on torturing innocent animals.

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