Michael J. Fox , Stop Funding the Univ. of Florida!
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Subject: Michael J. Fox , Univ. of Florida
Dear Executives, Publicists, and Regional Directors:
I have discovered that the Michael J. Fox Foundation is funding nonhuman primate experiments at the University of Florida.
I’d like to take a moment to share with you some information and to suggest that continuing this relationship might prove to be extremely disadvantageous.
Over the past several years, the University of Florida has been successfully sued several times by activists to compel disclosure about their research programs.
Their flagrant and repeated noncompliance with some laws and their manipulation of other laws to blacken transparency belie a culture of corruption surrounding their research programs.
Further, on December 24, 2013, Eleventh Hour for Animals filed a federal complaint citing systemic incompetence and a “culture of negligence” that is pervasive inside the University of Florida’s labs. UF is now under federal investigation. And after obtaining records through a third lawsuit filed days later on December 26, we were very disappointed to learn that the Michael J. Fox Foundation is funding some of the most egregious experiments on nonhuman primates.
These procedures are extremely cruel for these sentient beings, and a waste of efforts and money. These methods of 'blindly applying science' is archaic and completely outdated!
The monkeys involved in the experiments you're funding were purchased from a notorious breeder. They spend their entire life in a cage. They are repeatedly drugged and spend their entire lives being 'farmed for body parts and fluids'.
This is before they even end up in UF’s labs. While the exact nature of these sadistic atrocities, which you unknowingly are funding at this moment, will be released to the public pretty soon, I can say with confidence that every one of these monkeys is turned into a drugs addict, tortured until he is murdered, then, his brain will be 'analyzed...' For what?
It's useless, a shameful scam! Filling the pockets of 'scientists' who should be fired immediately!
This “research” has nothing to do with Parkinsons Disease nor is there any scientific validity!
While the University of Florida is the subject of repeated legal actions, a federal investigation, and is in the fourth year of a highly-publicized and contentious campaign to document and expose its crimes against nonhuman primates, I urge you to fund only scientifically-advanced technological alternative research!
I would strongly suggest that you sever your relationship with UF immediately and cease funding further tortureous monkey experiments!
Many of us love Michael J. Fox, but his association with UF is very disturbing.
I would hate to see him getting involved in future actions that will likely be taken against the University of Florida.