I'm Jess and I'm from Boston. I went to Boston College (which is why Matty Ice is my second-favorite quarterback in the world), then worked at NESN for a little bit after I graduated before moving on to Northwestern to pursue my graduate degree in journalism. Some of my other favorites in life include Al Skinner/Hand-on-Hip and predicting universe-altering postseason grand slams.
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Hi Jessica. I loved your story about athletes who care about animals. I couldn't find an email for you to send you this. Keep up the good work!
For Immediate Release:
September 11, 2013
Tasgola Bruner TasgolaB@peta.org
Justin Goodman JustinG@peta.org
PETA CALLS ON NFL TO STOP FUNDING HEAD-BASHING EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS
Smashing Rats' Heads, Mutilating Dogs Will Do Nothing to Protect Players, Says Group
New York — In the wake of the National Football League's (NFL) concussion-related $765 million settlement with ex-players, PETA—joined by Dr. Lawrence Hansen, a world-renowned physician and neuropathology expert from the University of California–San Diego—is calling on the NFL and the NFL Foundation to ensure that none of the $10 million earmarked for medical research and education goes toward funding additional cruel and irrelevant head-injury experiments on animals.
In a letter sent today to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Foundation Chair Charlotte Jones Anderson, who is also executive vice president of the Dallas Cowboys, PETA explains that pounding animals' heads with metal objects is wrong and that experts agree that it doesn't accurately replicate the complex injuries sustained by football players. The NFL Foundation has funded cruel experiments on animals for more than a decade.
According to the International Brain Injury Association, no treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) that came out of animal testing has worked in human patients because "animal models of TBI cannot possibly capture the diversity of the human physical injury after TBI." A recent major study on football-related head injuries stated that "animal data cannot be directly applied to humans."
"Years of bashing rats' heads in have told us nothing about how to prevent or treat traumatic head injuries in human football players," says PETA Director of Laboratory Investigations Justin Goodman. "PETA is calling on the NFL to throw a flag for unnecessary roughness on these wasteful, cruel, and deadly experiments on animals and rely on modern methods that are actually relevant to humans, including data collected from the players themselves."
The NFL-funded projects, many of which are ongoing, have involved inflicting severe knee injuries on dogs, after which the animals were killed and had their legs cut off; repeatedly slamming heavy weights into rats' heads to create brain and spinal cord injuries and skull fractures; and cutting open the heads of mice and delivering crushing blows to cause traumatic brain injuries. Many animals have even died during the studies because of the severe injuries that they sustained.
For more information and to view images of NFL Foundation-funded experiment on animals, please click here. (https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5019)
Hi Jessica! I just wanted to say Im really enjoying your articles! Keep up the good work :D
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Liked your gallery on the WAGs that make more money then their husbands. One thing Comrie is worth more than than what he has made in the NHL. Look up the Net worth of a company called The Brick.
The Patriots are cheaters.
You should do a little bit of research on some of the teams that you hate on, you clearly don't know what you're talking about. Also, the titles on some of your articles look like a 12 year old came up with them.
Just wanted to stop on by and say that I appreciated your article "20 Reasons Why Sports Rivalries Are Stupid". It's an interesting perspective and I agree with some points but not others (I think some players do care about rivalries, and I don't think that that's always a bad thing). It's sad that you're getting raked through the coals in the comments section there, partially because it's an example of the everpresent phenomenon of people saying hurtful things anonymously that they'd never say if they were having a face-to-face conversation, but more so because lost in all the vitriol is that points 15, 8, and especially point 1 are worth thinking about.