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IttyBittyKitty
05-14-2003, 07:34 AM
I don't know about the rest of you, but this makes me MAD .:mad: :mad: :mad: I am not a Medical Doctor, but I am wondering what possible bearing the torture of cats and other small animals can have on research pertaining to humans?

I found this article on PETA's website - they want to kill 360 cats over the next four years to assist in their research!!

"Palmer Chiropractic Seeks $500,000 Grant to Kill More Cats

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Palmer has spent years subjecting animals to cruel, repetitive, invasive, and deadly spinal experiments (e.g., rabbits and mice in 1986, 1987, and 1988). Palmer’s federal grant applications recently obtained by PETA, shows that between 2001 and 2003, Palmer will have killed approximately 240 cats in experiments designed to defend, according to Palmer’s president, “a profession that has been under attack for its 107-year history.” During this same time period (2001-2003), Palmer will have cut into and killed approximately 120 rats in similarly useless spinal experiments. The cost of these experiments is $283,805 and $305,930, respectively. As if the wasting of these precious animal lives and research dollars weren’t enough, Palmer hopes to receive from the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) $500,000 to kill approximately 360 cats over the next four years.

Whether Palmer wants to appease its critics in the medical establishment (something that will never happen), procure federal grants with which to build new laboratories, or “measure the physiological effects of spinal manipulation,” it should do so without torturing and killing animals. Of course, the only way Palmer will do this is if NCCAM stops paying for cruel and useless animal experiments and, instead, demands humane, effective, and scientifically valid studies on human patients.

Please write to Palmer to demand an end to its cruel and useless animal experiments:

William Meeker, D.C., M.P.H., Vice President of Research
Palmer Chiropractic University System
1000 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803-5287
Tel.: 563-884-5621
Fax: 563-884-5409
E-Mail: [email protected]

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C., President
Palmer Chiropractic University System
1000 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803-5287
Tel.: 563-884-5621
Fax: 563-884-5409
E-Mail: ri[email protected]

Gloria Y. Niles, D.C., Dean
Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida
4705 Clyde Morris Blvd.
Port Orange, FL 32129-4103
Tel.: 386-763-2641
E-Mail: [email protected]

Kevin A. McCarthy, D.C., Dean
Palmer College of Chiropractic West
90 E. Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA 95134
Tel.: 866-303-7939
408-944-6000
E-Mail: [email protected]

Please write NCCAM to demand an end to its support of Palmer’s cruel and useless animal experiments:

Stephen E. Straus, M.D.
Director
Office of the Director
NCCAM
31 Center Dr., MSC 2182
Bethesda, MD 20892-2182
Tel.: 301-435-5042
E-Mail: [email protected]

Am I wrong in thinking that this practice is disgusting??

Karen
05-14-2003, 07:39 AM
I moved this to The Dog House.

IttyBittyKitty
05-14-2003, 07:46 AM
I wasn't sure where it belonged :)

JGuitaristR
05-14-2003, 10:04 AM
Ooh, I sent a harsh e-mail.
This crap pisses me off. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

JGuitaristR
05-14-2003, 10:07 AM
It was very graphic. I told him to picture him cutting up a loved one, every time he killed a cat ......... that's all I'll say.

lotrfreak
05-22-2003, 05:27 PM
This is soooo sad. i love my little kitties. Oreo (Ro-Ro), Joy, Smokey(Mokey-Pokey) and Frisky(Fwiggy)

AngelZoo
05-22-2003, 08:27 PM
The best way to find out the acurate results of these testings, and cures or treatments is to test on humans, I have a lot of respect for doctors who actually test things on themselves.

You don't have to agree with me, you can find that statement offensive, but this is just how I honestly feel, and logically it makes sense.

iceyshiver21
05-22-2003, 09:23 PM
Ohhh!! The will be hearing from me!! Sometimes Im ashamed to say that they are humans...but I soppose he sees it differently

IttyBittyKitty
05-24-2003, 01:05 AM
Thank you - every little bit counts!

AngelZoo - why would I (or anyone else) take offense at your statement? That's the point that I was wanting to get across - if you want to try a new medicine or treatment, there will be many dying patients who would be happy to give it a burl on the chance that it would help them out. If I were myself a patient suffering from a particular illness, I would be more than happy to do so as it would eliminate any need to experiment on animals.

I fully agree with you AngelZoo in your admiration of researchers who try it on themselves!!