[Ed. note: Keep in mind a recent victory....Southern Illinois University Cancels Plan to Use Pigs]
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
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.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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