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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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Jun 19, 2018 Wendy Gaston
Jun 19, 2018 Elena Sorokina
Jun 19, 2018 Pamela Bruinsma
Jun 19, 2018 Amy Pfaffman
Jun 19, 2018 CASSIE ROWELL
Jun 19, 2018 Jack Martin
Jun 19, 2018 Megan Pearlman
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Jun 19, 2018 Helen Smith
Jun 18, 2018 Patricia Dangle
Jun 18, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 18, 2018 Kathy Baer
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Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 17, 2018 Beth O'Brien
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Jun 8, 2018 mina rosen
Jun 8, 2018 Kathy Dorr
Jun 7, 2018 michelle dorado
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 3, 2018 Anne Nield Appalling. And undoubtedly totally unnecessary.
Jun 2, 2018 Sue Lindley
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Jun 2, 2018 Gilberto Simao
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May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Clément Bour
May 29, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
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May 28, 2018 Erika Raven not very intelligent this type of "science"
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