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Really? Med Students Are Still Using Cats as Training Tools?

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats, suffering )

- 1609 days ago -
Washington University in St. Louis said it would stop using cats to teach students. It hasn't.

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kate K (481)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:37 am

Ruth C (87)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 7:53 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 9:00 am
Noted & posted

Barbara K (60)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 9:03 am
What a barbaric thing to do to helpless cats who did not get a choice. Shame on them. Use the simulators, that is what they are for. I suspect someone just likes torturing animals, weed them out.

Christeen Anderson (377)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 9:38 am
This must be stopped. Thank you.

. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:02 am
They lied, as most do. Once again, cats and other animals can't refuse to be test objects or training tools. Once again, more outrage has to be heard and felt.

. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:05 am
A hard story to read with its pictures.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 1:42 pm
Appalling. To lie over this makes their behaviour even more pathetic.

Maria S (95)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 2:15 pm
Sadly noted & shocked.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 8:32 pm
"We probably wouldn’t have heard about this at all if the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine hadn’t followed up and organized a doctor-led protest outside the medical school.

The PCRM surveyed nearly 200 pediatric residency programs in the U.S., and only three -- Washington University and two affiliated with the military -- are still using cats as teaching tools for intubating babies."

Read with pain :-(

Ruth M (235)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 9:40 am

Sara P (57)
Monday October 28, 2013, 9:16 am
They are only bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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