• Petitioning University of Wisconsin - Madison

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University of Wisconsin
National Institutes of Health
University of Wisconsin - Madison

University of Wisconsin: Stop Experimenting On Cats

    1. Reannon Branchesi
    2. Petition by

      Reannon Branchesi

      Madison, WI

Why is the University of Wisconsin - Madison torturing cats? This has to stop. And the National Institutes of Health (NIH) needs to stop funding cruelty to animals.

I'm a native Wisconsinite, got my degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and I'm raising my family in Madison, so it makes me especially sick to know that violent animal tests are being conducted in a place that I love. You would never expect such an ugly and cruel thing to happen on an otherwise beautiful campus in a wonderful city.

According to documents obtained by PETA, a cat named Double Trouble had her eyes, ears, and brain operated on. Steel coils were implanted into her eyes and a stainless steel post was screwed into her skull so that her head could be immobilized during experiments. Then, she had holes drilled into her skull so that electrodes could be inserted in her brain. Experimenters then applied a toxic substance to her inner ears to deafen her and electrical implants were placed deep inside both of her ears.

Don't believe me? Watch the video.

I know that UW-Madison can do better than this, and I don't want my tax dollars used to support NIH-funded cruelty.

Please sign my petition asking University of Wisconsin to stop all experiments on cats and ask the NIH to stop funding this cruelty everywhere it takes place.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 150,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kelly Chelucci VANCOUVER, WA
      • about 6 hours ago

      this is abhorrent

    • Lance Salyer GRAY, TN
      • about 11 hours ago

      I am a civilized human being

    • John Cueva CHICAGO, IL
      • about 19 hours ago

      Animal experimentation is horrible. These are intelligent animals that feel fear and pain. In today's day and age this practice has to stop!!

    • Chari Ricciardi STOUGHTON, WI
      • about 20 hours ago

      I'm an alumnus of UW-Madison and a lifelong Wisconsin resident, living in Madison and the surrounding area. This is the most horrifying thing I have seen since pit bull fighting and abuse. I'm completely appalled that the UW would resort to this inhumane treatment and torture of animals. And, I am ashamed that I attended a university that condones this. This is abuse, pure and simple. Senseless, disgusting, and unnecessary. It must stop and the people involved must be punished accordingly.

    • Switcel Gie garcia PANABO, PHILIPPINES
      • about 20 hours ago

      animals were also made to be loved by humans


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