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DOG MARCH against UCSF DOG EXPERIMENTS

 


Despite many civilized attempts to dialogue with officials at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the university is still determined to perform cruel heart experiments on 750 to 800 dogs. They will suffer in great pain for a period of time ranging from several days to as long as six months before they die, depending on the degree of problems and injuries caused. These experiments are not going to advance human medicine because it is already known that dog hearts - both anatomically and at the cellular level - are very different from those of humans, and better results can be achieved using humane human-based research methods.


To protest and draw media attention to UCSF's heartless cruelty, a dog march is being held at which we hope to have at least one hundred well-behaved dogs. (Those who don't have dogs are welcome, too!)  


What: Dog March to protest UCSF dog experiments 
When: Sunday, April 10th from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Where: UCSF's Mission Bay Campus (corner of 16th St. and Owens St.), San Francisco
 
Free parking for the march is available. From 16th St., go down the unnamed street between Owens and 3rd St. (which intersects with 16th St. at the east end) to the parking lot. 
  
If you can make it to the march, please email noanimalexperiment@yahoo.com . Please give us your telephone number and email address in case we need to contact you with updates, and let us know how many dogs you can  bring.






DOG MARCH AGAINST UCSF
 
WHEN:  Sunday, April 10th, 2005 at 11:00 A.M.  The gathering and the march will last an hour.


WHERE:  Corner of 16th Street and Owens Street, at the Mission Bay Campus


Please Sign Up with noanimalexperiment@yahoo.com


 


Dogs are much-loved pets.  But at the University of California San Francisco, they are nothing more than devices for so-called “medical research” to attract millions of dollars of grant money financed by taxpayers. 


 


Investigations by animal advocates uncovered recently that UCSF's Dr. Jeffrey Olgin will torment and murder 750 dogs in the next three years, claiming to study the stages of human heart failure.  His team will implant pacemakers to make the dogs' hearts beat outrageously fast; they will also surgically destroy their heart valves – all to cause artificial heart failure, from which to gather artificial data to publish.  The dogs will suffer in great pain for a period of time ranging from several days to as long as six months before they die, depending on the degree of problems and injuries caused. These experiments are not going to advance human medicine because it is already known that dog hearts - both anatomically and at the cellular level - are very different from those of humans, and better  results can be achieved using humane human-based research methods.


 


Cardiologist John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., a member of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, calls these experiments “contrived” and “futile.” He states, “Better information is available from clinical and epidemiological observations, surgical and procedural results, autopsies, and human studies involving cardiac imaging and electrophysiological tests.”  It is already known that a dog’s heart is significantly different from that of a human anatomically, physiologically, and on the cellular level.


 


100 dogs and their people will gather at UCSF’s newly built Mission Bay Campus to show public outrage towards UCSF's dog experiments, along with other useless and cruel experiments. 


 


Animal advocates have made many civilized attempts to persuade the Chancellor J. Michael Bishop to end cruel projects.  As the Institutional Official under the Animal Welfare Act, the Chancellor has the power to end projects, but he chooses not to do so.  UCSF and its researchers receive $166 Million in grants financed by our tax dollars from the National Institutes of Health per year for projects involving animals. In their response to people's letters, UCSF has stated that they will not dialogue with people concerned about their animal experiments. 


 


What follows is a link to the details of Dr. Jeffrey Olgin's dog experiments along with some of the most egregious experiments at UCSF recently uncovered:


 


http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/03/1727680.php


 
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