Thank Dr. Brown at MSCU for Ending the Use of Dogs

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Originally Posted: 2 April 2010

Thank Dr. Brown at MSU for Ending the Use of Dogs

FROM New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU) recently announced that starting in Fall 2010, they will no longer use live dogs in their surgery training program for veterinary students.

CONTACT

Dr. Christopher Brown, Dean
College of Veterinary Medicine
Michigan State University
G-100 Veterinary Medical Center
East Lansing, MI 48824-1314

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU) recently announced that starting in Fall 2010, they will no longer use live dogs in their surgery training program for veterinary students. In these “terminal surgery labs,” live dogs are used for student surgery practice and then euthanized. Around 140 dogs were killed in the program in 2009. Today roughly 50% of veterinary schools in the U.S. no longer require terminal surgery labs and instead use humane alternatives such as ethically sourced animal cadavers, manikins, computer programs, or perform spay and neuter operations on animals at local shelters.

Please thank MSU for stopping the unnecessary and cruel terminal surgery labs and replacing them with humane alternatives that benefit both people and nonhuman animals.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!