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Monash University in Victoria, Australia is killing greyhounds in the name of science.

According to Humane Research Australia, Monash's experiment was intended to "investigate methods of preserving resuscitated hearts (perfusion devices) following 'donation after circulatory death' (DCD), and to assess recovery following subsequent heart transplantation." The study involved 12 dogs. Half were asphyxiated. Their hearts were then surgically removed and preserved for four hours. The organs were then transplanted into six other dogs.

Any greyhounds that survived their transplants were killed.

Monash University has defended the barbaric experiment, claiming "the outcomes of this research will have a valuable influence on the 100 Australians - and thousands of people in the world – currently facing life-saving surgery. "

These greyhounds were betrayed by humans they believed they could trust. They were discarded by the unethical, cruel racing industry only to die terrible deaths at the hands of researchers.

Dogs are living beings and beloved companions. They are not tools for laboratory research. Experimenting on them is unnecessary and unethical. According to The American Journal of Translational Research, "the average rate of successful translation from animal models to clinical cancer trials is less than 8%." Any scientist should know a rate of success that low would require a revaluation of methodologies. Emerging technologies are creating reliable non-animal experimentation methods.

Tell Monash University to stop funding experimentation on animals! This barbaric practice can't be allowed to force innocent animals to suffer and die.

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To the Chancellor of Monash University,

I am writing to you to express my deep disgust for the heart transplant experiment your university funded through the Alfred Hospital. Your experiment on 12 innocent greyhounds is as barbaric as it is ineffective in developing new heart transplant technology for humans.

Monash University has defended the barbaric experiment, claiming "the outcomes of this research will have a valuable influence on the 100 Australians - and thousands of people in the world – currently facing life-saving surgery. "

However, anyone who knows the rate of successful translation from animal subjects to human is aware that this is simply untrue.

According to The American Journal of Translational Research, "the average rate of successful translation from animal models to clinical cancer trials is less than 8%." Innocent animals should not suffer and die for such a poor success rate. Any scientist should know a rate of success that low would require a revaluation of methodologies. Emerging technologies are creating reliable non-animal experimentation methods.

Dogs are living beings and beloved companions. They are not tools for laboratory research. Experimenting on them is unnecessary and unethical. You funded research which betrayed these greyhounds, who were discarded by the unethical, cruel racing industry only to die terrible deaths at the hands of researchers.

Monash's continued funding of outdated and ineffective research methodology is a stain upon your institution. Please, stop funding medical research conducted on animals.

Thank you,

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Aug 13, 2018 Margaret Surmiak
Aug 13, 2018 Vilma McDonald
Aug 13, 2018 Raquel Alves
Aug 13, 2018 Dilhara Soyza
Aug 13, 2018 Michele Symington
Aug 13, 2018 Suzy Lowe
Aug 13, 2018 V. Porter
Aug 13, 2018 kenneth Davies
Aug 13, 2018 Barbara Parry
Aug 13, 2018 M R Wood
Aug 13, 2018 Angela Abbassi
Aug 13, 2018 Betty Lininger
Aug 13, 2018 Juliana Jordan-Huber "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."
Aug 13, 2018 Chris Reynolds
Aug 11, 2018 Tony Camuti
Aug 10, 2018 BARBARA CONSOLO
Aug 8, 2018 Michael Crowden
Aug 7, 2018 christina soli
Aug 7, 2018 Alex Monny
Aug 7, 2018 Valérie Paillard
Aug 7, 2018 Petra Egging
Aug 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 5, 2018 Rita Wolff
Aug 5, 2018 Catherine Rudolf Nnaji
Aug 4, 2018 les provan there are other more effective ways of testing now,rather than on sentient beings, just lazy science not to find them. Monash Uni- you could do better
Aug 4, 2018 Evgenia Bludenova
Aug 4, 2018 ely jahan
Aug 3, 2018 Judy Rees
Aug 3, 2018 Ann Johnson
Aug 3, 2018 Anne Romanow
Aug 3, 2018 Cheryl Weaver
Aug 3, 2018 Joan McCloud
Aug 3, 2018 Linda Dionne As a greyhound family, I was surprised to learn an academic institution in a country such as Australia is engaged in such irresponsible research.
Aug 3, 2018 Emily Hernandez
Aug 2, 2018 colin redwood
Aug 2, 2018 Tony Harris DOGS ARE BY NATURE LOVING, GENTLE, AND KIND CREATURES. THEY HAVE FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS, AND THEY SUFFER GREATLY WHEN MISTREATED BY HUMANS. -- ALL FORMS OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS MUST BE STOPPED, AND ALL THE PERPETRATORS MUST BE BROUGHT TO FULL JUSTICE!
Aug 2, 2018 Kathleen Scherman
Aug 2, 2018 silvia van bommel
Aug 2, 2018 Rebecca Kellerman
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Aug 2, 2018 Wanda Maness
Aug 2, 2018 sadie waite
Aug 2, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
Aug 2, 2018 Omar Pivaral
Aug 1, 2018 Татьяна Иванова
Jul 31, 2018 Maryanna Moskal
Jul 31, 2018 Lucia Flakus
Jul 31, 2018 Camille Clarke
Jul 31, 2018 Cyndee Kott

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