John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C.,
Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
[Please also read SUNY Upstate has agreed to stop using animals...]
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) already owns the American College of Surgeons-approved TraumaMan System, so there is no justification for the continued animal abuse.
End this cruel and unnecessary practice immediately.
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H.
Dean of the School of Medicine (UTMB)
301 University Boulevard
Galveston TX 77555-0144
UTMB Operator (409) 772-1011
I am writing to ask that you immediately replace the use of live goats in UTMB's Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. This practice is cruel and outdated. In fact, URMB is among only two percent of ATLS programs in the United States and Canada that continue to use live animals for this training.
UTMB 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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