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Tell Hartford Hospital to Stop Killing Pigs in ATLS Courses

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Originally Posted: March 25, 2013

Tell Hartford Hospital to Stop Killing Pigs in ATLS Courses

FROM Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

ACTION

Tell Hartford Hospital CEO Jeffrey Flaks to immediately replace the use of live pigs in his hospital’s Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses.

Sign an online petition (copy/paste URL into your browser):
https://secure2.convio.net/pcrm/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=515&autologin=true

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Jeffrey Flaks
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
phone (860) 768-4100

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Here are some talking points:

SAMPLE LETTER:

I am writing to ask that you immediately replace the use of live pigs in your Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. This practice is cruel and outdated. In fact, your hospital is among only 2 percent of ATLS programs in the United States and Canada that continue to use live animals for this training. Your hospital already owns the American College of Surgeons-approved TraumaMan System, so there is no justification for the continued animal use. Please end this cruel and unnecessary practice immediately.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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