Ask the University of Mississippi Medical Center to End the Use of Pigs in its Physiology Lab
Action Alert from


Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
August 2014


pigs medical trainingPlease take a minute to ask University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine dean James E. Keeton, M.D., and University of Mississippi chancellor Daniel W. Jones, M.D., to stop the use of live pigs in the school's medical student physiology lab. This is the last remaining medical school using animals for this purpose.

Sign an online petition here.

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Dean James E. Keeton, M.D.
Chancellor Daniel W. Jones, M.D.
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
phone (601) 984-1010 


Here are some talking points:

  • Please replace the use of animals in UMMC’s physiology lab.
  • Anatomical and physiological differences between pigs and humans render this type of training suboptimal.
  • UMMC is one of only four schools in the United States and Canada that still use live animals for training.
  • High-fidelity human-patient simulators more accurately represent human anatomy and allow for repetitive training.
  • UMMC already has a state-of-the-art simulation center than can easily provide nonanimal training methods.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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