We can all agree that every doctor needs to be trained in the latest and most effective life-saving techniques, but animals shouldn’t be harmed in the process. Now three new universities have to come to that same conclusion.
While many medical training centers use Simulab’s TraumaMan System simulator, a life-like dummy that can more realistically mimic real human symptoms and complications during Advanced Trauma Life Support courses, a few still use animals as training tools, mostly dogs, goats and pigs.
Thanks to the hard work of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and over 29,000 wonderful Care2 members who signed this petition, three new universities have ended their use of animals as medical training tools!
Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have promised to end the cruelty against animals and invest in more ethical ways of training doctors to save lives.
On behalf of the animals that will go on to live long and full lives instead of being a teaching aid, thank you, Care2 animal lovers!
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