I got the following email:
this petition is not in English but we all know what vivisection (surgery performed on a living animal in medical reserch) involves so please show your support against it by signing this petition. (Just make up a number for the ID.)
>Subject: save dogs from vivisection in Brazil
>This last week an important reaction took place in Brazil against vivisection, especially now that the city administrators began to donate stray dogs for medicine classes. A big demonstration (500 people, unusual number if you consider that abandonned animals is th issue) took place today in front of Santa Casa Hospital in São Paulo, where classes with the killing of healthy dogs started last week. There is a site about today's event: www.manifestacaoanimal.kit.net .
>There is also a Petition in http://www.petitiononline.com/vida/petition.html that has already collected over 1500 signatures in 3 days. I ask your help in order to increase this number. Can you spread it around your friends? We have got signatures from other countries too, as you can see in the lists. In the field where an ID number is asked, you can write "american citizen", or "italian", or whatever.