Thank you, Mary, for bringing this to our attention. I urge our members to read the whole story and decide whether they wish to take action. In brief, the Columbus Dispatch is not reassured that these experiments will stop permanently; they have some concern that another researcher might pick up the grants and continue this research. Ohio State uses approximately 54,000 animals a year for research. If you wish to speak against this program, the article suggests writing or e-mailing any or all of these people:Quote:
Please help to stop this project. Contact - write a letter, e-mail, or phone the following people listed below. All have an influence on the approval and continuation of Podells experiment.
William E. Kirwan
President of The Ohio State University
Bricker Hall - Room 205
190 North Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1357
e-mail President Kirwan at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is time we ask the College of Veterinary Medicine, why this project and these cats are being executed by veterinarians!
Contact: Dean Glen F. Hoffsis, College of Veterinary Medicine,
101 Sission Hall
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1092
The National Institute On Drug Abuse is the federal funding agency for Podells project. In November, a new acting director was announced to replace Dr. Alan Leshner.
Dr. Glen R. Hanson, Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9561
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