Rabbits Have Holes Cut Into Their Necks at ASU!

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Posted January 10, 2011 by Ryan Huling

Update: Following an extensive PETA campaign, Arizona State University (ASU) officials have confirmed that the school has reduced the number of frogs used in one of its classroom laboratories by half and ended all classroom experiments on live rabbits. This means that dozens of frogs will be saved each year and that more than 100 rabbits each year will be spared from having holes cut into their necks, being injected with drugs, and then being killed. Take action below to help urge ASU’s president to end the school’s other classroom animal experiments for good.

 

In addition to this great news, PETA has also learned that ASU has already reduced the number of frogs used in one of its classroom experiments by half, meaning that dozens of animals’ lives will be spared every year. In classroom biology experiments at ASU, live frogs are cut open so that students can watch the animals’ hearts beating, and pregnant rats are killed so that students can dissect them and experiment on their organs. In other experiments, rabbits have holes cut into their necks, are injected with various drugs, and are then killed.

Many modern non-animal teaching methods are available to replace these cruel and archaic animal experiments, and these methods have repeatedly been shown to teach anatomy and physiology as well as or better than animal-based lessons. The University of Arizona, for example, does not use any live animals in its undergraduate physiology laboratories.

Send an e-mail to Michael Crow at Michael.crow@asu.edu, president of ASU, and politely ask him to ensure that ASU’s new, humane technology is utilized and that the school’s cruel classroom animal experiments are replaced once and for all. Also, make sure that your voice is heard by calling Michael Crow’s office at 480-965-8972.

Sample e-mail text is provided below to help you draft your message.

Subject: Please Take the Next Step to End Cruel Animal Experiments

Body: I am pleased to hear that Arizona State University has purchased alternatives to its cruel and crude classroom physiology experiments on frogs, mice, rats, and rabbits. I hope you will insure that your faculty members fully utilize this new technology and replace classroom animal experiments as soon as possible.


-Ryan!

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  • 1195 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    They need stop this! The animals are suffering. Please.

  • 1211 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop using animals!! Research alternatives!!!

  • 1214 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am having an extremely difficult time understanding why Arizona State University finds the necessity to use animals in experiments. There are other alternatives that do not require the suffering of others and are just effective as learning tools.

  • 1217 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Can’t wait for all school to cut out dissection. I mean seriously, you could do a virtual dissection and get the same information you’d have with a real animal.

  • 1218 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Completely, shitty people. All these bastards care about is themselves and their own. Hope they get the worst punishment of all.

  • 1218 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    adapt newer techniques. God knows technology has come so much further. Disgusting! They feel things too you know! they may not be able to SPEAK but they FEEL!

  • Sim

    1220 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    F*ck those sick bastards!

  • 1221 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ASU students should first try experiments on each other to see what the effects are on humans. . .Any volunteers?

  • 1221 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Any testing on animals is barbaric, cruel and does not belong to the 21st century.

  • 1222 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PLEASE STOP ALL THIS CRUELTY. ISN´T HARD ENOUGH TO LIVE IN THIS CRUELFUL WORLD AS IT IS. LET ALL LIVING BEINGS LIVE IN PEACE AND HAPPINESS.

  • 1223 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Done!

  • 1223 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    stop doing this! animals can feel too just like us!
    be mean with animals is like be mean with people like your best friend or something is just exactly the same
    please stop cruelty

  • 1223 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ASU faculty and staff:

    Please seriously consider the following: I am pleased to hear that Arizona State University has purchased alternatives to its cruel and crude classroom physiology experiments on frogs, mice, rats, and rabbits. I hope you will insure that your faculty members fully utilize this new technology and replace classroom animal experiments as soon as possible.

  • 1224 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Let’s stop all unnecessary inhumane abuse and torture of animals; they were not put on this earth for the purpose of human use and development.

  • 1224 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop this

  • 1224 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    These people act like its the still stone age. There are other ways to accomplish the same thing.

  • 1225 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Animals have feelings, they suffer if we did the wrong thing and they are happy if we love them. So LOVE THEM

  • 1225 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Did it!

  • 1225 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am pleased to hear that Arizona State University has purchased alternatives to its cruel and crude classroom physiology experiments on frogs, mice, rats, and rabbits. I hope that you will ensure that your faculty members fully utilize this new technology and replace classroom animal experiments as soon as possible.

    I appreciate your understanding of the seriousness mistreating animals for lab exploration, especially when there are useful alternatives.

    Thank you for all of your support and effort to help make this movement successful.

  • 1226 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Beings are superior to people how to how to do it? Animals are friends of human beings.

  • 1226 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    DESPICABLE!

  • 1226 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What the Hell do we need biology for anyway!!!! Just leave these precious amazing sweet animals alone!!!!!! It’s unecessary, it’s so stupid. All these innocent animals killed for no reason. NO REASON AT ALL!!!!!! It’s INSANE!!!!!

  • 1226 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am pleased to hear that Arizona State University has purchased alternatives to its cruel and crude classroom physiology experiments on frogs, mice, rats, and rabbits. I hope you will insure that your faculty members fully utilize this new technology and replace classroom animal experiments as soon as possible.
    Thank you, Kathy Ostram

  • 1226 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hello
    I’m from Brazil and would like to
    perform movements like this in my
    university, my friends involved
    to protect animals!!

    Congratulations action

    Parabéns pelas ações, pela vida dos animais!!!

  • 1226 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Poor animals :(

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Human Cruelty Never ends! The moment he understands the agony of fellow sentient beings is when the nature appreciates and sustains harmonious Human existence for long.. Feel their pain! Speak on the behalf of voiceless.. we are their only hope! Nothing is more virtuous and great than appreciating the “Right to Life” of fellow sentient beings and living a compassionate life.. we are eating to Live and not Living to eat.. If one can’t imagine losing their loved ones, seeing them in pain and getting their family torn, How can they justify doing the same to animals?Live and Let Live.. Love animals! This world is their home too!

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    stop torturing rabbits.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    s’il-vous-plaît,arrêtez la cruauté envers ces pauvres animaux.Merci

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    would you do it to your pet?

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Time NO cruelty to animals was taught in these classrooms. What is done to these living breathing animals that feel fear pain stress just like we do is an absolute disgrace and it is time this immoral practice was stopped world wide. All I can say is these people that do these dreadfull experiments to animals are heartless low life dirty rotten scum.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Bonne nouvelle!

  • Ali

    1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please consider using all alternative methods and sparing animals from this suffering. I was a biology major at the university of Wisconsin and never once used an animal.

    They have no voice, so we need to be their voice.

    Thank you,
    Ali Tannenbaum

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop vivisection!

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How cruel it is to cut holes in the necks of living animals…animals that FEEL PAIN….JUST LIKE YOU!

    When will the cruelty stop at ASU? When will ASU realize these “tests” are nothing but cruelty to innocent animals?

    If you think this is OK to do, I think ASU people ought to have it done to themselves…maybe they’ll then realize the pain these innocent victims go thru.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Human beings are very curious animals. It’s hard to figure out how they could be so cruel as to conduct such hideous actions of animal experimentation and abuse. A large portion of it is a business, and who would want to be part of it?

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Treating animals with respect is the first step to civilisation!

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Dear President,

    Nobody needs to cut rabbits or frogs to learn anything about anatomy, and no one needs a justification of this assertion to understand it and agree. Please listen to your conscience, because the whole world urgently needs all the humans to incresase drastically their sensitivity to the fate other living beings on Earth, even if it was only for their own ( human’s ) destiny.

    Thank you for reading me.

    Hervé Bérard,
    Orsay, France.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Done!
    And finally some good news!

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It’s the very definition of slavery.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    done ;]

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    end the cruelty now.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY. I COULD CRY. I have a bunny and every time I think of an animal in pain I hold him close and pray that the suffering of other animals will stop. hearing this really just made my day. To think of bunnies getting the chance to really live and be spared from pain is a wonderful thing. I can’t wait for a world where all animals can be spared from all the pain they go through.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    In this modern day and age, only non-animal teaching methods should be used. There is no sense to make animals suffer, when there are other ways to teach. Stop this abuse against helpless animals now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    WE cannot continue to cruelly torture , cut up and kill animals in classrooms where young people are learning to be adult and sensitive human beings. They should be informed that we have spent millions of dollars to develop simulators as alternative proven methods vs. animal testing. All universities must join together to use simulators and that we do not teach another generation that unnecessary cruelty to animals is not what higher education should be teaching. That the generations before this one worked hard to develop simulators so that animals would not be tortured in classrooms. bone up and buy those simulators.
    stop this animal cruelty now.
    mary ann

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The news about these beautiful animals being protected is wonderful! These beautiful creatures are as much a part of this world as we are, thus have just as much right to a happy and healthy life as humans do!

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is not the legacy you want to leave your children and future generations. Compassion and empathy are what are severely needed today. Do the right thing and end this terrible nightmare.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP !!!

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When students like mine don’t apply because of the barbarism, you’re left with sadists and nascent sociopaths who begin their pathogenesis with animal torture.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thank you so much for all the rabbits, now please do the same for all other living, breathing beings. They deserve it too.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    You have taken the first step, now finish the job by switching all of your tests to non-animal testing.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sent,
    Each persons voice adds pressure to make change. Please never give up hope

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hope that any of the Animals that are being tested or used in laboratories or classes stop because it is no good. People these days don’t realize how much we are affecting and changing the world’s ecosystem along with the food chain. Less animals means less diverse in the world. Sooner or later we all are going to run out of animals and before you know it,it will be to late. Please don’t dissect animals because that is simply shows how cruel and unselfish the world is becoming. Animals shouldn’t suffer because of the diseases out there. The reason there is diseases is because we as individuals don’t take care of ourselves when we have options to do whatever we want. If we all stop being so selfish,greedy and educated things will be different. Being ignorant and continuing all of this unnecessary decisions to harm animals is nothing but complete sadness. Lets make a difference.

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ASU! Please stop being cruel to animals! Please show some compassion towards defenseless beautiful creatures that have done nothing wrong in life. It does not matter if you are using these tiny creatures for the sake of human kind, what an oxy moron that is. I’m sure you are intelligent enough to do your work without using a defenseless innocent animals life. I don’t know if you know, want to know, or even understand that the tiniest of creatures had feelings of pain, and fear. How could look into those beautiful eyes and betray its trust in you? You should feel shame when others never harm the defenseless. Please think about what you are doing. Thank you

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    En las universidades deben enseñar que la vida es un valor, las prácticas que se realizan con animales deshumanizan a los jóvenes, después se convierten en seres sin sentimientos y esas mismas prácticas pueden ejercerlas con la propia especie. Para que repetir y repetir experimentos que ya se conocen resultados, por qué imponer a los muchachos a que ejerzan la crueldad en los seres indefensos, esos ejercicios también enferman la mente y los convierten en seres si límites. el antropomorfismo es antiguo, creer que estamos por encima de todos los seres del planta y que podemos utilizarlos, torturarlos y destruirlos es totalmente irracional. seamos humanos o mejor démosle un nuevo valor a la palabra humanidad lleno de valores universales como la bondad, la inteligencia, el amor

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is terrible! Please save those poor animals!

  • 1227 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PLEASE, LET’S HELP THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1469 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please stop this cruelty against poor and innocent animals!

  • 1524 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    please use alternate non animal means for your projects.

  • 1524 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Let your conscience be your guide.

    • 1224 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      I wholeheartedly agree but the problem is, the people who can do this to other living beings have no conscience

  • 1524 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please use non animal teaching tools. Thank-you.

  • 1524 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    In Today’s scientific studies there are alternative uses other than the antiquated cruel, sadistic use of animals. Get down with it and start showing compassion and use the modern tools in use Today.

  • 1524 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Let your animals free and go with the new improved methods of experiments.

  • 1524 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Please replace cruel classroom animal experiments with ASU’s new, humane technology and stop this cruelty

  • 1525 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Purchasing the non-animal teaching tools and actually using them are 2 different things. Knowing some of the researchers at ASU, they will not change their old methods of torturing animals. Most will not think outside the box, which is very sad.

  • 1525 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am pleased to hear that Arizona State University has purchased alternatives to its cruel and crude classroom physiology experiments on frogs, mice, rats, and rabbits. I hope you will insure that your faculty members fully utilize this new technology and replace classroom animal experiments as soon as possible.

  • 1525 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am so happy to hear that Arizona State University has purchased alternatives to its cruel and crude classroom physiology experiments on frogs, mice, rats, and rabbits. I hope you will insure that your faculty members fully utilize this new technology and replace classroom animal experiments as soon as possible. There is no need for cruelty to animals. It totally sends a wrong message to our young adults, especially when there are humane ways to do things. The University of Texas at Dallas has stopped their inhumane ways. YOU CAN TOO!! PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING!! THANK YOU!!!

  • 1591 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t think all these students REALLY want to do this kind of torture, But if the Teachers tell the students you do it or you don’t get a grade? Maybe we should also talk to the teachers who are bringing this kind of teaching into the classrooms, because without the teacher the students I believe would not bring in there own pet to a classroom and start disecting it!! Stop these teachers along with these schools who are also letting this kind of teachings gone on in our schools..This is murder and there is no other way of looking at it besides THE ONE OF THE MOST CRUEL THINGS FOR A STUDENT TO LEARN IN SCHOOL..I am a grand mother and if this is what they are teaching now, I am deathly afraid for my grand children when they enter school…

  • 1592 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    how do u expect people of tommorow to show compassion when u allow such cruelty hypocrites.

  • 1593 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is so ugly is God eyes, using the animal for Lab.. how you feel if someone use you for lab… stop do ing to the beautiful animals this is murdering..

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    PLEASE STOP THE SENSLESS MURDERING OF ALL BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS!!!! THERE ARE OTHER ALTERNATIVES!

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop please laboratory experiments on animals. all kind

    Ada

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    totally shameful

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is heartbreaking. Please help these innocent animals.

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Absolutely cruel and disgusting!!

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There is no reason to exploit/torture sentient beings!
    Non-animal testing should be mandatory!

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Stop with that, be ashamed of what you are doing.

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How cruel is the So-Called human race that not only will they cause Horrible pain and death to another species, but also to their own species.

    I am sure that you Professors and Students have the understanding that the Animal DNA is not the same as Human DNA.

    I believe you know that?

    Don’t you people understand Animal DNA is not the same as Human DNA.

    By Injecting deadly bacteria and cutting up animals will not cure anybody.

    Humans are the only Creature on this big melting pot we call Earth that Abuse and Kill not only another Species but also their owen Species.

    STOP THIS CRUELTY, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH AND IT’S NOT HUMAN.

    • 1227 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THIS
    IS
    DISGUSTING!
    how would you like it if it was you??

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Teaching about biology and to comletely disregard another creature´s suffering in one class. dswjeirfkxlaswefgcxz Sense??

  • 1594 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What do you expect from a bully like Mike Crow. He runs ASU with an iron fist firing anyone who stands in his way.

  • 1595 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    how can u do to such harmless animals !

  • 1595 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    please help them !

  • 1595 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    If this news gets to more schools, labators, or anywhere ppl use animals, it would become the best example for the whole system we live in, this kind off gestures are the future and the only way to have a future………..

  • 1595 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Done!!

    Finally good news! :)

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