US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC :
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News :: Education : Environment
Ask Other Corporations To Follow Coke Pepsi In No Longer Funding Animal Research
30 Mar 2013
Modified: 03:00:16 PM
Pepsi and Coke have agreed to stop funding research on animals.
Please ask corporations like Family Video and Rita's to join in.
Ask Other Corporations To Join Pepsi And Coke In Ceasing Funding Of Animal

Pepsi and Coke have agreed to stop funding research on animals.

Please ask Family Video to stop collecting money for
animal research at
the University of Chicago whose philosophy on animal research is included at

Please ask Rita's Italian Ices to stop funding animal research

Harry Harlow deliberately isolating primates in isolation chambers for a year or
more at the University of Wisconsin, a university which has also tasered pigs
for the Justice Department, , Dr Ommaya smashing primates, Dr Alfred Blalock at
Johns Hopkins using a machine he developed to test the number of pounds a dog's
bones could take before breaking, Dr Robert White creating two headed monkeys,
dogs, etc, none of whom lived more than a few days, doctors irradiating chimps
at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas, primates kept in restraining chairs for
months in astronaut studies.. their legs cramping as they sleep, eat and pass
waste in these chairs,... these are only a sliver of the sadistic things done to
animals in the name of medical research by pseudoscientists who ignore
luminescent bacteria scans, computer models, the Ames bacteria test and hundreds
of other nonanimal alternatives which
are cheaper, faster, and more accurate in their results.

Animals have been forced to swim til they drown, subjected to all the torture
techniques used by our government and other torture governments. Constant harsh
noise, harsh bright lights, immersion in cold, forced sleeplessness, electric
shocks, being hung from hooks, no food or water are some of these.

Footnote: and others:
"The Pit Of Despair was coined by Harry Harlow for a vertical chamber he
designed to induce depression in monkeys at the University of Wisconsin in the
1970's. He meant it to recreate 'an animal model of clinical depression.'
A 3/8 in. wire mesh floor 1 in. above the bottom of the chamber allowed waste
material to drop through the drain and out of holes drilled in the
stainless-steel. The chamber was equipped with a food box and a water-bottle
holder, and was covered with a pyramid top [removed in the accompanying
photograph], designed to discourage incarcerated subjects from hanging from the
upper part of the chamber.
Harlow had already placed newly born monkeys in isolation chambers for up to one
year. With the pit of despair, he placed monkeys between three months and three
years old in the chamber alone, after they had bonded with their mothers, for up
to ten weeks. Within a few days, they had stopped moving about and remained
huddled in a corner."

References from
1) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,
"Annual Report Animal Usage by Fiscal Year," 6 Jul. 2010.
2) Madhusree Mukerjee, "Speaking for the Animals: A Veterinarian Analyzes the
Turf Battles That Have Transformed the Animal Laboratory," Scientific American,
Aug. 2004.
3) Canadian Council on Animal Care, "Facts & Figures, CCAC Animal Use Survey,
2008," 2010.
4) U.K. Government, "Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals,
Great Britain, 2009," Home Office, 27 July 2010.
5) The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, "Scientific
Achievements Less Prominent Than a Decade Ago," news release, 9 July 2009.
6) Peter Aldhous and Andy Coghlan, "Let the People Speak," New Scientist 22 May
7) Daniel G. Hackam, M.D., and Donald A. Redelmeier, M.D., "Translation of
Research Evidence From Animals to Human," Journal of the American Medical
Association 296 (2006): 1731-2.
8) Marlene Simmons et al., "Cancer-Cure Story Raises New Questions," Los Angeles
Times 6 May 1998.
9) Jarrod Bailey, "An Assessment of the Role of Chimpanzees in AIDS Vaccine
Research," Alternatives to Laboratory Animals 36 (2008): 381-428.
10) Steve Connor and Chris Green, "Is It Time to Give Up the Search for an AIDS
Vaccine?" The Independent 24 Apr. 2008.
11) Anne Harding, "More Compounds Failing Phase 1," The Scientist 6 Aug. 2004.
12) Steve Woloshin, M.D., M.S., et al., "Press Releases by Academic Medical
Centers: Not So Academic?" Annals of Internal Medicine 150 (2009): 613-18.
13) Steven Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, "Media Reporting on Research Presented at
Scientific Meetings: More Caution Needed," The Medical Journal of Australia 184
(2006): 576-80.
14) Diana Pankevich et al., "International Animal Research Regulations, Impact
on Neuroscience Research," The National Academies (2012).
15) American Association for the Advancement of Science, "NIH Budget Flat in
2009 Proposal," 19 Feb. 2008.
16) Panekvich et al.
17) Deborah Ziff, "On Campus: PETA Sues UW Over Access to Research Records,"
Wisconsin State Journal 5 Apr. 2010.
18) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,
"Animal Welfare, Definition of Animal," Federal Register, 69 (2004): 31513-4.
19) "Animal Welfare Act May Not Protect All Critters," Associated Press, 7 May
20) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,
"Animal Care Annual Report of Activities, Fiscal Year 2007," Sept. 2008.
21) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, "Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Care Program Inspections of Problematic
Dealers," audit report, 14 May 2010.
22) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,
"USDA Employee Survey on the Effectiveness of IACUC Regulations," Apr. 2000.
23) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, "APHIS Animal
Care Program, Inspection and Enforcement Activities," audit report, 30 Sept.
24) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General.
See also:

This work is in the public domain
Add a quick comment
Your name Your email


Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.