Tell Johns Hopkins University: Killing Pigs Doesnít Teach Medical Students the "Sanctity of Life"
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
July 2014

[Ed. note: Keep in mind a recent victory....Southern Illinois University Cancels Plan to Use Pigs]

ACTION

Please take a minute to ask Johns Hopkins University vice dean for education Roy C. Ziegelstein, M.D., M.A.C.P., to immediately replace the use of pigs in the schoolís medical student surgery clerkship. Johns Hopkins is one of only two medical schools left in all of the United States and Canada (out of 187 schools) using animals to teach surgical skills to students.

Dr. Ziegelstein has told the Johns Hopkins student newspaper that this animal use provides students with "an appreciation for the sanctity of life."

But students would garner a greater appreciation for life if the university would make the compassionate (and educationally superior) choice that nearly every one of its peers has madeóby switching to human-relevant medical simulation for teaching surgical skills.do this...

Sign this online petition

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Roy C. Ziegelstein, M.D., M.A.C.P.
MFL Bldg W Ctr Tower
3rd Floor, Room 320
Affiliation Faculty
(410) 550-0523
rziegel@jhmi.edu

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

I am writing to ask that you immediately replace the use of live pigs in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine surgery clerkship. Future physicians would garner a greater appreciation for the sanctity of life if the university would make the compassionate (and educationally superior) choice that nearly every one of its peers has made--by switching to human-relevant medical simulation for teaching surgical skills.

Johns Hopkins already has a state-of-the-art simulation center, so there is no justification for the continued use of live pigs. Please end this cruel and unnecessary practice immediately.
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Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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