Save Pigs From Trauma Training

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Originally Posted: 24 April 2009

Save Pigs From Trauma Training

From Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Take action by Sunday evening, April 26!

Help stop live pigs from being used  trauma training on Monday, April 27, in a trauma training course at North Dakota State University in Fargo.

ACTIONS

Sign the online petition here

And/Or better yet, contact President Chapman directly:
Joseph A. Chapman, Ph.D.
President
North Dakota State University
Old Main 102, NDSU Dept. 1000
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
phone (701) 231-7211
email 

INFORMATION

We need your help now to end this unnecessary and cruel use of animals, which takes place in partnership with MeritCare Hospital.

Across the nation, more than 90 percent of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses are taught using only human-based simulators. But in Fargo, this course involves cutting open live, anesthetized pigs and practicing emergency medical procedures. After the training session, the animals are killed.

Please call, e-mail, or write a letter to North Dakota State University (NDSU) president Joseph A. Chapman, Ph.D., and politely ask him to end animal use in the institutionís ATLS course. Then forward this message to your friends who care about animals. Being polite is the most effective way to help these animals. Send an automatic e-mail.

Last month, PCRM obtained records through the North Dakota Open Records Law that prove that NDSU is partnering with MeritCare Hospital in Fargo to use live animals in its ATLS program.

On April 15, 2009, PCRM filed a complaint with NDSUís Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The complaint cites outdated and misleading information provided to the committee by the ATLS program director.

In addition, the complaint cites an ongoing survey by PCRM, which has so far received responses from 202 ATLS programs in the United States and Canada. The survey has found that 188 of those programs (more than 90 percent) exclusively use nonanimal models for instruction. The vast majority of those 188 programs exclusively use the TraumaMan System.

Learn more about the TraumaMan System.


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