March of Dimes Funds Useless Animal Torture -->> Give to PETAinstead

Brenda Conley blc75 at mindspring.com
Thu Aug 3 21:24:04 EST 2000


I don't know how the others in this newsgroup feel about this post, but I am
disgusted.

Not disgusted at the March of Dimes, but disgusted at those that posted it.

I for one worked with a woman who claimed that it was the help of the MOD
that helped to save the life of her child.  Have any of you held a child in
your arms and thought they were dying?  I have....not from a medical
problem, but from an accident...and I can tell you, it is not a good
feeling.

And if research from animals would help just ONE parent avoid that
feeling...and possibly save the lives of hundreds of people, then I am for
it.

What a lot of people fail to mention is that the animals that are used in
experiments are over 90% rodents.  The same mice we kill in mouse traps.
Those that are dogs and cats come from pounds...because careless HUMANS do
not have their animals spayed and neutered, thus causing an overpopulation
of unwanted pets.  They have to get these pets from somewhere, and they are
not grabbing them out of backyards.

Those are my personal feelings, since someone else decided to post theirs.


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Message From: Bshoss at aol.com Date: Mon, May 1, 2000, 8:28pm  To:
action_alerts at egroups.com, CEASE at post.com, Xvegunxkidx at aol.com Subject:
[action_alerts] Kinship Circle/March of Dimes Sponsors
***For more background on March of Dimes animal experiments, and the
companies who fund them, visit the PCRM web page:
<www.charitiesinfo.org> Or
go to <www.pcrm.org> and click on March of Dimes. Please feel free to
use
these letters, or your own personalized version of them, to write to any
other companies in your area that sponsor the March of Dimes.
Digitas/Bronnercom
Dr. David Kenny, president
Bronnercom Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
ph: 617-867-1000 . fax: 617-867-1111
email: contactus at digitas-inc.com
<http://www.sig.bsh.com/>
Dear Mr. Kenny,
I respect Digitas/Bronnercom's ongoing charitable efforts. However, I
thought
you would be interested to learn why numerous individuals and companies
no
longer contribute to the March of Dimes (MOD.)
MOD has done little, if anything, to advance the prevention and
treatment of
human birth defects. What MOD has done is spend millions of dollars on
gruesome animal experiments. In their infamous attempt to isolate birth
defect causes, MOD funded experiments to sew the eyelids of kitten shut
for
several months before killing them.
MOD has also backed studies to examine the effects of nicotine, cocaine
and
alcohol on animals-even though countless other animal addiction
studies have
proved futile. According to Science Journal (1999), a digesting drug
is
exposed to various body functions that deviate from one species to
another.
By the time a drug is excreted from a MOUSE, it doesn't look anything
like
the same drug voided from a HUMAN. Because it is impossible to replicate
human genes in another species, advances in birth defect research have
come
from human-based studies, not animal tests.
If you continue to support the March of Dimes, your dollars and time
will go
toward wasteful and cruel "research" projects such as induced brain
damage in
ferrets, the forced premature birth of lambs, or the freezing of newborn
animals. Recently, MOD nicotine experimenter Ed Levin received tobacco
industry financing for his tests on pregnant rats and their offspring.
He
received so much money from the cigarette people, his report wound up
promoting nicotine's "benefits." This is not a question of saving the
life of
an animal over the life of a child. This is a question of choosing good
science over bad science.
Human population studies and non-animal alternatives have led to most
medical
breakthroughs: Cholesterol's link to heart disease, the
smoking/nutrition
link to cancer, and hypertension's link to stroke all came from human
studies. Researchers worked with humans-not animals-to identify the
thalidomide disaster, fetal rubella syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome,
the
folic acid deficiency link with spinal cord abnormalities, how lead and
methyl mercury effect development, and how magnesium sulfate may prevent
cerebral palsy and mental retardation in premature babies.
Now that you know about MOD's inhumane animal tests, I hope you will
voice
your concern or outrage. Please focus your company's honorable efforts
on one
of the many charities that use alternative, non-animal tests: the
National
Easter Seal Society, the Association of Birth Defect Children, or the
American Kidney Fund. (For a complete online list of charities, visit
<www.charitiesinfo.org>.)
Until the March of Dimes replaces ineffectual animal tests with tenable
research alternatives, they don't deserve your money. Thank-you for
considering this serious issue.
Sincerely,
Federal Express
Mr. Frederick W. Smith, President, Chairman of the Board
2005 Corporate Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38132
U.S. Mail Box 727
Memphis, Tennessee 38194-1854
ph: 901-369-3600 . fax: 901-395-4904
<http://www.fedex.com/>
Dear Mr. Smith,
I respect the charitable efforts of Federal Express. However, I thought
you
would be interested to learn why numerous individuals and companies no
longer
contribute to the March of Dimes (MOD.)
MOD has done little, if anything, to advance the prevention and
treatment of
human birth defects. What MOD has done is spend millions of dollars on
gruesome animal experiments. In their infamous attempt to isolate birth
defect causes, MOD funded experiments to sew the eyelids of kitten shut
for
several months before killing them.
MOD has also backed studies to examine the effects of nicotine, cocaine
and
alcohol on animals-even though countless other animal addiction
studies have
proved futile. According to Science Journal (1999), a digesting drug
is
exposed to various body functions that deviate from one species to
another.
By the time a drug is excreted from a MOUSE, it doesn't look anything
like
the same drug voided from a HUMAN. Because it is impossible to replicate
human genes in another species, advances in birth defect research have
come
from human-based studies, not animal tests.
If you continue to support the March of Dimes, your dollars and time
will go
toward wasteful and cruel "research" projects such as induced brain
damage in
ferrets, the forced premature birth of lambs, or the freezing of newborn
animals. Recently, MOD nicotine experimenter Ed Levin received tobacco
industry financing for his tests on pregnant rats and their offspring.
He
received so much money from the cigarette people, his report wound up
promoting nicotine's "benefits." This is not a question of saving the
life of
an animal over the life of a child. This is a question of choosing good
science over bad science.
Human population studies and non-animal alternatives have led to most
medical
breakthroughs: Cholesterol's link to heart disease, the
smoking/nutrition
link to cancer, and hypertension's link to stroke all came from human
studies. Researchers worked with humans-not animals-to identify the
thalidomide disaster, fetal rubella syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome,
the
folic acid deficiency link with spinal cord abnormalities, how lead and
methyl mercury effect development, and how magnesium sulfate may prevent
cerebral palsy and mental retardation in premature babies.
Now that you know about MOD's inhumane animal tests, I hope you will
voice
your concern or outrage. Please focus your company's honorable efforts
on one
of the many charities that use alternative, non-animal tests: the
National
Easter Seal Society, the Association of Birth Defect Children, or the
American Kidney Fund. (For a complete online list of charities, visit
<www.charitiesinfo.org>.)
Until the March of Dimes replaces ineffectual animal tests with tenable
research alternatives, they don't deserve your money. Thank-you for
considering this serious issue.
Sincerely,
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mr. William C. Van Faasen, Chief Executive Officer and President
100 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
ph: 617-832-5000 . fax: 617-832-3355
<http://www.bcbsma.com/>
Dear Mr. Faasen,
I respect Blue Cross Blue Shield's charitable efforts. However, I
thought you
would be interested to learn why numerous individuals and companies no
longer
contribute to the March of Dimes (MOD.)
MOD has done little, if anything, to advance the prevention and
treatment of
human birth defects. What MOD has done is spend millions of dollars on
gruesome animal experiments. In their infamous attempt to isolate birth
defect causes, MOD funded experiments to sew the eyelids of kitten shut
for
several months before killing them.
MOD has also backed studies to examine the effects of nicotine, cocaine
and
alcohol on animals-even though countless other animal addiction
studies have
proved futile. According to Science Journal (1999), a digesting drug
is
exposed to various body functions that deviate from one species to
another.
By the time a drug is excreted from a MOUSE, it doesn't look anything
like
the same drug voided from a HUMAN. Because it is impossible to replicate
human genes in another species, advances in birth defect research have
come
from human-based studies, not animal tests.
If you continue to support the March of Dimes, your dollars and time
will go
toward wasteful and cruel "research" projects such as induced brain
damage in
ferrets, the forced premature birth of lambs, or the freezing of newborn
animals. Recently, MOD nicotine experimenter Ed Levin received tobacco
industry financing for his tests on pregnant rats and their offspring.
He
received so much money from the cigarette people, his report wound up
promoting nicotine's "benefits." This is not a question of saving the
life of
an animal over the life of a child. This is a question of choosing good
science over bad science.
Human population studies and non-animal alternatives have led to most
medical
breakthroughs: Cholesterol's link to heart disease, the
smoking/nutrition
link to cancer, and hypertension's link to stroke all came from human
studies. Researchers worked with humans-not animals-to identify the
thalidomide disaster, fetal rubella syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome,
the
folic acid deficiency link with spinal cord abnormalities, how lead and
methyl mercury effect development, and how magnesium sulfate may prevent
cerebral palsy and mental retardation in premature babies.
Now that you know about MOD's inhumane animal tests, I hope you will
voice
your concern or outrage. Please focus your company's honorable efforts
on one
of the many charities that use alternative, non-animal tests: the
National
Easter Seal Society, the Association of Birth Defect Children, or the
American Kidney Fund. (For a complete online list of charities, visit
<www.charitiesinfo.org>.)
Until the March of Dimes replaces ineffectual animal tests with tenable
research alternatives, they don't deserve your money. Thank-you for
considering this serious issue.
Sincerely,

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Message From: Bshoss at aol.com Date: Mon, May 1, 2000, 8:28pm  To:
action_alerts at egroups.com, CEASE at post.com, Xvegunxkidx at aol.com Subject:
[action_alerts] Kinship Circle/March of Dimes Sponsors
***For more background on March of Dimes animal experiments, and the
companies who fund them, visit the PCRM web page:
<www.charitiesinfo.org> Or
go to <www.pcrm.org> and click on March of Dimes. Please feel free to
use
these letters, or your own personalized version of them, to write to any
other companies in your area that sponsor the March of Dimes.
Digitas/Bronnercom
Dr. David Kenny, president
Bronnercom Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
ph: 617-867-1000 . fax: 617-867-1111
email: contactus at digitas-inc.com
<http://www.sig.bsh.com/>
Dear Mr. Kenny,
I respect Digitas/Bronnercom's ongoing charitable efforts. However, I
thought
you would be interested to learn why numerous individuals and companies
no
longer contribute to the March of Dimes (MOD.)
MOD has done little, if anything, to advance the prevention and
treatment of
human birth defects. What MOD has done is spend millions of dollars on
gruesome animal experiments. In their infamous attempt to isolate birth
defect causes, MOD funded experiments to sew the eyelids of kitten shut
for
several months before killing them.
MOD has also backed studies to examine the effects of nicotine, cocaine
and
alcohol on animals-even though countless other animal addiction
studies have
proved futile. According to Science Journal (1999), a digesting drug
is
exposed to various body functions that deviate from one species to
another.
By the time a drug is excreted from a MOUSE, it doesn't look anything
like
the same drug voided from a HUMAN. Because it is impossible to replicate
human genes in another species, advances in birth defect research have
come
from human-based studies, not animal tests.
If you continue to support the March of Dimes, your dollars and time
will go
toward wasteful and cruel "research" projects such as induced brain
damage in
ferrets, the forced premature birth of lambs, or the freezing of newborn
animals. Recently, MOD nicotine experimenter Ed Levin received tobacco
industry financing for his tests on pregnant rats and their offspring.
He
received so much money from the cigarette people, his report wound up
promoting nicotine's "benefits." This is not a question of saving the
life of
an animal over the life of a child. This is a question of choosing good
science over bad science.
Human population studies and non-animal alternatives have led to most
medical
breakthroughs: Cholesterol's link to heart disease, the
smoking/nutrition
link to cancer, and hypertension's link to stroke all came from human
studies. Researchers worked with humans-not animals-to identify the
thalidomide disaster, fetal rubella syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome,
the
folic acid deficiency link with spinal cord abnormalities, how lead and
methyl mercury effect development, and how magnesium sulfate may prevent
cerebral palsy and mental retardation in premature babies.
Now that you know about MOD's inhumane animal tests, I hope you will
voice
your concern or outrage. Please focus your company's honorable efforts
on one
of the many charities that use alternative, non-animal tests: the
National
Easter Seal Society, the Association of Birth Defect Children, or the
American Kidney Fund. (For a complete online list of charities, visit
<www.charitiesinfo.org>.)
Until the March of Dimes replaces ineffectual animal tests with tenable
research alternatives, they don't deserve your money. Thank-you for
considering this serious issue.
Sincerely,
Federal Express
Mr. Frederick W. Smith, President, Chairman of the Board
2005 Corporate Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee 38132
U.S. Mail Box 727
Memphis, Tennessee 38194-1854
ph: 901-369-3600 . fax: 901-395-4904
<http://www.fedex.com/>
Dear Mr. Smith,
I respect the charitable efforts of Federal Express. However, I thought
you
would be interested to learn why numerous individuals and companies no
longer
contribute to the March of Dimes (MOD.)
MOD has done little, if anything, to advance the prevention and
treatment of
human birth defects. What MOD has done is spend millions of dollars on
gruesome animal experiments. In their infamous attempt to isolate birth
defect causes, MOD funded experiments to sew the eyelids of kitten shut
for
several months before killing them.
MOD has also backed studies to examine the effects of nicotine, cocaine
and
alcohol on animals-even though countless other animal addiction
studies have
proved futile. According to Science Journal (1999), a digesting drug
is
exposed to various body functions that deviate from one species to
another.
By the time a drug is excreted from a MOUSE, it doesn't look anything
like
the same drug voided from a HUMAN. Because it is impossible to replicate
human genes in another species, advances in birth defect research have
come
from human-based studies, not animal tests.
If you continue to support the March of Dimes, your dollars and time
will go
toward wasteful and cruel "research" projects such as induced brain
damage in
ferrets, the forced premature birth of lambs, or the freezing of newborn
animals. Recently, MOD nicotine experimenter Ed Levin received tobacco
industry financing for his tests on pregnant rats and their offspring.
He
received so much money from the cigarette people, his report wound up
promoting nicotine's "benefits." This is not a question of saving the
life of
an animal over the life of a child. This is a question of choosing good
science over bad science.
Human population studies and non-animal alternatives have led to most
medical
breakthroughs: Cholesterol's link to heart disease, the
smoking/nutrition
link to cancer, and hypertension's link to stroke all came from human
studies. Researchers worked with humans-not animals-to identify the
thalidomide disaster, fetal rubella syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome,
the
folic acid deficiency link with spinal cord abnormalities, how lead and
methyl mercury effect development, and how magnesium sulfate may prevent
cerebral palsy and mental retardation in premature babies.
Now that you know about MOD's inhumane animal tests, I hope you will
voice
your concern or outrage. Please focus your company's honorable efforts
on one
of the many charities that use alternative, non-animal tests: the
National
Easter Seal Society, the Association of Birth Defect Children, or the
American Kidney Fund. (For a complete online list of charities, visit
<www.charitiesinfo.org>.)
Until the March of Dimes replaces ineffectual animal tests with tenable
research alternatives, they don't deserve your money. Thank-you for
considering this serious issue.
Sincerely,
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Mr. William C. Van Faasen, Chief Executive Officer and President
100 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
ph: 617-832-5000 . fax: 617-832-3355
<http://www.bcbsma.com/>
Dear Mr. Faasen,
I respect Blue Cross Blue Shield's charitable efforts. However, I
thought you
would be interested to learn why numerous individuals and companies no
longer
contribute to the March of Dimes (MOD.)
MOD has done little, if anything, to advance the prevention and
treatment of
human birth defects. What MOD has done is spend millions of dollars on
gruesome animal experiments. In their infamous attempt to isolate birth
defect causes, MOD funded experiments to sew the eyelids of kitten shut
for
several months before killing them.
MOD has also backed studies to examine the effects of nicotine, cocaine
and
alcohol on animals-even though countless other animal addiction
studies have
proved futile. According to Science Journal (1999), a digesting drug
is
exposed to various body functions that deviate from one species to
another.
By the time a drug is excreted from a MOUSE, it doesn't look anything
like
the same drug voided from a HUMAN. Because it is impossible to replicate
human genes in another species, advances in birth defect research have
come
from human-based studies, not animal tests.
If you continue to support the March of Dimes, your dollars and time
will go
toward wasteful and cruel "research" projects such as induced brain
damage in
ferrets, the forced premature birth of lambs, or the freezing of newborn
animals. Recently, MOD nicotine experimenter Ed Levin received tobacco
industry financing for his tests on pregnant rats and their offspring.
He
received so much money from the cigarette people, his report wound up
promoting nicotine's "benefits." This is not a question of saving the
life of
an animal over the life of a child. This is a question of choosing good
science over bad science.
Human population studies and non-animal alternatives have led to most
medical
breakthroughs: Cholesterol's link to heart disease, the
smoking/nutrition
link to cancer, and hypertension's link to stroke all came from human
studies. Researchers worked with humans-not animals-to identify the
thalidomide disaster, fetal rubella syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome,
the
folic acid deficiency link with spinal cord abnormalities, how lead and
methyl mercury effect development, and how magnesium sulfate may prevent
cerebral palsy and mental retardation in premature babies.
Now that you know about MOD's inhumane animal tests, I hope you will
voice
your concern or outrage. Please focus your company's honorable efforts
on one
of the many charities that use alternative, non-animal tests: the
National
Easter Seal Society, the Association of Birth Defect Children, or the
American Kidney Fund. (For a complete online list of charities, visit
<www.charitiesinfo.org>.)
Until the March of Dimes replaces ineffectual animal tests with tenable
research alternatives, they don't deserve your money. Thank-you for
considering this serious issue.
Sincerely,

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