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Michigan Students Rally Against Cruel Campus Labs

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Posted November 10, 2010 by Ryan Huling

Yesterday, you read about the former PETA intern who successfully pressured the University of Florida dining halls to implement a Meatless Mondays program on campus.

Now, heading north to the University of Michigan, we have yet another superstar, who is leading the charge to end cruel and deadly training exercises on animals on campus. 

As was reported on the front page of the student newspaper today, former PETA intern Joe Varilone successfully got a resolution passed through the U-M student government last night, calling on the school to replace the abuse of cats and pigs in a course for nurses with sophisticated and superior humanlike simulators that are already in use to teach the same skills in other courses on campus.

The animal abusers at the University are really in a tight spot now—they’ve been publicly condemned by their own school’s student government; The campus newspaper editors wrote a strong column encouraging the experimenters to join the 21st century; Medical experts are publicly speaking out against the animal labs; Heck, even former U-M student and rock legend Iggy Pop wrote a letter slamming the school for continuing to allow such hideous cruelty.

How much criticism and bad press can one university handle?

The ball’s in your court, U-M. Take your students’ well-informed advice, stop swimming against the tide, and end these cruel training exercises on animals once and for all.


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  • 1666 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop this immediately!

  • 1679 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    We are the more powerful intelligent beings therefore we need to protect these animals that give us the joy in our lives and have proofed to relieve stress and illness please please think again.

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals give us so much joy in our lives. They perform miracles on sick people and make them happy again. Is this the way we have to repay them. Enough is Enough !!!! Please stop killing everything that moves on this earth of ours.

  • 1689 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    stop using innocent animals

  • 1690 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    é insano uma pessoa ser cruel com os animais que só querem nos dar carinho e apenas pedem atenção, não têm nenhum preconceito, amam incondicionalmente. o ser humano precisa aprender muito com os animais

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    tutto questo è orribile
    giovanna Italia

  • 1691 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PLEASE STOP TO KILL PETS FOR NOTHING THINK BEFORE DO THAD

  • 1692 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    me parece inhumano y triste el maltrato a los animales, no entiendo como se puede hacerle algo a un ser tan indefenso como lo es un animal, ya que aunque sea el animal mas feroz del mundo, frente al hombre es el mas indefenso.
    Gracias por su atencion.

  • 1693 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Testing on animals is cruel and horrific, these poor creatures deserve better than this.

  • 1693 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop animal testing.
    For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma

  • 1693 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    End the cruelty.

  • 1693 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    please stop this cruellity for the animals.they have pain.

  • rj

    1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ETERNAL SOUL!

    Do you think you will be excused for doing harm and causing pain to helpless creatures just to line your pockets with money???

    What a shame you are, what a disgrace to humanity to do this, I am ashamed of you, I am abhorred by you! It’s hard to believe people like you exist or could do such evil work!

    What shame that the only way you can line your pockets with cash or get the fame you believe you need in this life is by being so cruel and vicious to other lesser creatures on this planet. Is this what higher learning produces? It makes me vomit!

    Jesus, our Lord and Savior revealed to me that the people that do this will be on the other end of torture and anguish in hell where there will be NO EXIT. Then YOU will be on the other end of that cruelty. Will you risk your eternal soul just to make money or fame?? Is it worth it??

    (You say U don’t believe in God?), well, just wait long enough and it will be proven to you without doubt upon your final hour, the hour that waits for us all.

    STOP this HORROR, SHOW MERCY to these precious helpless animals, and perhaps God will be merciful to you at your time of judgment.

    Believe me, you don’t want to go to Hell, you don’t want to go there for eternity.

    Ruth Thompson LPN

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is cruel and barbaric. And WE are the higher being? I DON’T THINK SO!!!! GROW UP!!! These are beautiful creatures that deserve or love and respect. For those of you who continue this heartless form of “study” I hope you know that God is watching you all and HE will smite you for all eternity.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This cruelty must stop. It is shameful to abuse helpless creatures.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please, stop animal testing!!! Imagine you being the test subject?

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    UofM should be ashamed of its ignorant position vis-a-vis animal experimentation..such insensitivity does have many “prices to pay”…the first, and most painful ones to pay are the living and totally innocent animals sacrificed for NOTHING…but there is such a thing as Karma….of no consolation to the animals hurt and killed but at least there will be some natural retribution for U of Ms policy makers and their senselessness.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    As someoone already mentioned, if all the students refused to participate, this perversity would end.
    Unfortunately this is about money, obviously the top
    people are getting a kickback on every animal they kill.
    It is just as 70 years ago, people knew the evil but did nothing. Except for a few. In a small scale but the
    principal is the same.
    Wake up University of Michigan students. Unite on this perversity. do not participate.
    speak up.
    it is the 21th century, not the middle ages.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop this cruel experimentation. There is no reason for these type procedures when there are alternatives. People in power at institutions of higher learning should be much more forward-thinking than to let this go on. Animals have feelings,personalities, and so much to offer us. They are innocent and helpless and deserve much,much better. KK

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop animal testing! it’s cruelty, is unhuman… they feel pen like us….tehy need be treated with respect!

    STOOOOPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    A Nation is judged on its progress in the way it treats its animals. Stop the slaughter of the innocents – not interested in the reasons – it is not all about helping humanity – its all about money. Stop now!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Basta!!!!! Con gli esperimenti agli animali Sono esseri viventi come noi!!!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is pure animal abuse! And for what? Research? IT’S NO EXCUSE!
    Please, show some compassion.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PLS END CRUEL PIGS LAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It’s so horrible how people can treat animals like they are nothing. Please stop animal testing!!!!!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop experimenting and torturing animals, it is not necessary. I belong to a group Physicans against animal testing, we do not ned it!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is one university off my list! so not going there.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Pldade stop animal testing University of Michigan, stop that cruelty.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    leave the animals alone and experiment on humans.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop the cruelty! You are adding a great deal of pain in the world!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is a disgraceful and disappointing act and these poeple who have the power to end this and are obviously ingnoring this power deserve to have it done to them…they should get a taste of this type of torture!!!!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    please stop this cruelty immediately

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop killing animals. We have the technology to learn without doing it. Have a heart. I do not think God put his other creations on this earth for experimentation?

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    These experiments should be stopped immediately. There is no justifiable reason for this to continue. The experiments are, first cruel and imhumane and second unnecessary. There are other proven methods. Most of all aniamls are nor responsible for us.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    America is living in the stone age

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Foe the love of god Please stop this.Animals are so innocent do you not think they don’t feel the same pain as us.How would you like if we used the teachers to try the experiments on. This willcome back on you and the college for this cruel suffer of gods beautiful animals.POOR LITTLE THINGS HELP THEM DON’T HURT THEM!!!!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop using animals in your experiments! it is not right. Animals should have rights just as we do!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    BASTA con questo orrore !!!!!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    why dont you practice on sick criminal instead of defencless animals

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Does the nightmare ever stop!!!!What is wrong with people!!!Everytime I turn around there is another bunch of idiots who think they are above nature itself above the laws of our creator and hurt and maim animals with no guilt of anything.They destroy there physical being as well as emotional.I am so sickened and disgusted with mankind.How disappointing it must be to grow up a child intodays times,the computer age,the modern world as they call it and we still are savages deep down.The worst of it is there are people who see this as comical or just totally feel nothing.One extremely important thing that is not taught in schools and needs to seriously be changed is how we view animals.We think they are in this world just for us to do as we please!!.I truly wish there were extraterrestrials that came to this planet and experimented on these people.Use your common sense if you have any.These creatures are sentients.They also have a right to be happy and to socialize and to procreate in peace.LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE ALREADY!!We have destroyed this planet and we deny it every stinking day.From day one mankind has not created but destroyed.Enoush is enough!!!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop cruelty with animals, please be human, no more.
    Thanks

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    a university teaching people to have brain power yet o brain power is being displayed just dumbness

  • Amy

    1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I totally agree with Sharon….it is inhumane and cruel. In 2010 there best be another way to study….we are not in the dark ages so stop living like we are. Smart “n” up and learn how to be compassionate!

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    holiday giving?.. before funding ANY charity. please visit, MRMCMED.ORG (reform march of dimes.org) then humaneseal.org INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – albert einstein

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals,like human beings, have feelings, they experience the same pain as us. They are to be treated with love and respect. What is being done to them is horrific and shameful. We do not have the right. Leave them alone to live their life. Animals are so wonderful and special.

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop animal suffering!!!

    chiara innocenti

  • 1694 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    In this day and age, with so much advancement in medical and technilogical sciences, the idea of animal testing is obsolete – and an unnecessary cruelty. Animals have feelings just as we do.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP this cruel insanity NOW.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    No más uso de animales en experimentos crueles y desalmados. La indiferencia ante este requerimiento es muestra de maldad e ignorancia.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There is no justification for The University of Michigan or any other university or educational facility to use animals for experiments of any kind. It is cruel and inhumane. Especially when they already possess (Human- like Simulators-Computerized Modern procedure). No one has the right to abuse and make animals suffer.Animals do not belong in laboratories or research facility.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    We need to build laws for animals that prohibit experimentation of any kind on animals. What is going on now is the same evil that Hitler forced on Germany…only now the world is sitting by and allowing public and private labs to do crimes of horrow without any accountability to the government or to its citizens.
    Nasa even bombed the moon with impunity….mad scientists are ruining our planet and our morals.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The vivisectors should ponder over the saying by Jesus:”They that live by the sword,shall die by the sword” and remember also that all the evil a person performs,will recoil on the evildoer.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop tormenting animals!

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    NO,NO,NO AGLI ESPERIMENTI SU ANIMALI!
    sILVIA iTALIA

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop animal testing!

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    If all the students refused to take part in any experiments involving animals,and if they caused further bad publicity with TV cameras present,then perhaps the governing body would “grow up”.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    All animals should be treated kindly. Thank you.

  • 1695 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop with animal testing! This is unhuman…there are better ways to discover new knowledge and not with tortering live beings,

    yours sincerelly,

    Lili Zupancic, social work student

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