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|Originally Posted: 1 Jun 2010|
The Medical University of South Carolina Mutilates Pigs
Please contact David Cole, chair of The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) department of surgery, and ask him to immediately replace the use of pigs for these cruel training exercises with modern human-patient simulators that are already in use at MUSC.
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And/Or make direct contact:
David Cole, M.D.
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
A recent PETA investigation prompted the U.S. Department of
Agriculture to cite laboratories at the Medical University of
South Carolina (MUSC) for violations of federal animal welfare
laws and revealed that MUSC continues to cut holes in the
throats and chests of live pigs in a cruel and deadly trauma
training exercise, even though the university has replaced
animal use with a state-of-the-art TraumaMan simulator to teach
the very same skills in it's Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Comparative studies by leading trauma surgeons have repeatedly found that the use of TraumaMan—in addition to saving animals' lives—is superior to the use of animal labs for preparing trainees to treat injuries in human patients. TraumaMan and other simulators are endorsed by the American College of Surgeons and are used instead of animals in 95 percent of ATLS courses across the U.S.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!