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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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Jan 17, 2018 Anna Borys-Malek
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Dec 27, 2017 Linda Diers
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Dec 16, 2017 Ms. Jonnie Allert
Dec 13, 2017 Manuela Mintemur-Frenzel
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 Kathleen Clements
Dec 6, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Dec 5, 2017 PAULA CARLSON
Dec 4, 2017 M Busch How disgusting and disappointing that we're nearly in 2018 and still not beyond such shameful treatment of animals!
Nov 26, 2017 Donna Tanner
Nov 25, 2017 Alexandra Maran
Nov 22, 2017 Edward Brannigan
Nov 22, 2017 Laurie King
Nov 22, 2017 Karen Perry
Nov 22, 2017 Susan Bradshaw
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Nov 21, 2017 Lesley Bolton
Nov 21, 2017 Fabian Müller
Nov 20, 2017 Penny Fleischman Get with the program! Use of animals is no longer an accepted manner of teaching!!!
Nov 20, 2017 Carolyn Balls
Nov 20, 2017 sharon GOODING
Nov 20, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 19, 2017 Rebecca Dunne
Nov 19, 2017 ANN UNGER
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