Take a stand against animal experimentation.
  • Petitioned Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

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UMass Amherst
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

Take a stand against animal experimentation.

    1. Wesley Engvall
    2. Petition by

      Wesley Engvall

      Auburn, MA

While UMass Amherst is recognized as a prominent research university, the specific nature of its animal experiments is not widely known by the general public – not even by its own student population.

Over the past 12 years (1999 - 2011), UMass Amherst has held over 30,000 individual animals for experimentation. In the year 2011, a total of 1,147 animals were bred or used for research experiments, including rodents, primates, bears, moose, cows, and several other species. Approximately 22% of these 1,147 animals were used in research that involved SIGNIFICANT PAIN OR DISTRESS WITHOUT PROPER PAIN MEDICATIONS in order to avoid disrupting research results.

Animal research should have no place in academia, and it's time for UMass to acknowledge and respond to the ethical values of its student body and surrounding community. Please sign this petition if you respect the lives and dignity of sentient beings and wish to see an end to the inherently cruel and exploitive animal research at UMass.

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    • Denise Machowski CHICOPEE, MA
      • 5 months ago

      I am appauled - UMass Amherst - in my own backyard! STOP THIS! THIS IS UNETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS..

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    • Luis Eduardo Barboza SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
      • 6 months ago

      no a los experimentos con animales.

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    • Olga Ovechkina Сергиев Посад, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 7 months ago

      STOP IT! It's useless, inhuman, shocking and cynical sadism!

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    • carla koon MUSTANG, OK
      • 11 months ago

      There are plenty of rapists, child molesters, and murderers in prison. Use them! Stop torturing innocent animals when you've already admitted 92% of this doesn't even work on humans!

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    • Rachel Bell HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      I cannot sleep. 30,000 defenseless sentient beings in distress and torture. Why would you inflict this pain on me? Heartless c**ts.

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