Help End the Use of Live Pigs for Trauma Training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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Originally Posted: 26 February 2009

Help End the Use of Live Pigs for Trauma Training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

From Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Please contact University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey president William F. Owen Jr., M.D., and politely urge him to end the practice of using live animals as teaching tools in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. The alternatives are cheaper, more effective, and more humane.

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Your activism just made a huge difference (see All-creatures Alert, February 16, 2009). Six weeks ago PCRM called on you to help end the cruel and unnecessary use of live dogs in the University of Michiganís trauma training course. Thousands of you took actionóand the school listened! Today, the University of Michigan announced that it will use only simulators in the Advanced Trauma Life Support course.

You sent more than 20,000 e-mails to University of Michigan (U-M) administrators, asking them to use nonanimal training methods in their Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course. The schoolís Graduate Medical Education Committee recently met and decided that it agrees with you. No dogs or other animals will be killed in the schoolís ATLS course, according to a university statement.

Your hard work helped end animal suffering and improve medical education in Michigan. Now we need your help to do the same thing in New Jersey. While more than 90 percent of United States and Canadian facilities no longer use animals for ATLS training, University Hospital in Newark, part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), continues to use live pigs for its course, despite the availability of nonanimal alternatives like the TraumaMan System from Simulab. The hospitalís next ATLS course is scheduled for March 13.

Please e-mail, call, or write to UMDNJ president William Owen Jr., M.D., and politely ask him to end animal use in University Hospitalís ATLS course.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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