University of Washington: Stop surgical training on live animals
Action Alert from

FROM NARN Northwest Animal Rights Network
July 2019


Its a shock. The University of Washington has resumed using live animals in surgical training a useless, inhumane practice.

Rescued Piglet
Image by
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

At our last NARN letter-writing event, many of us wrote letters to the officials and offices below. If youd like to join the chorus asking the university to stop, write to:

UW Office of Animal Welfare
P.O. Box 357160
Seattle, WA 98195
[email protected]

Paul G. Ramsey, M.D.
CEO, UW Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195
[email protected] 

Ana Mari Cauce
UW President
301 Gerberding Hall
P.O. Box 351230
Seattle, WA 98195
[email protected]

Heres a sample letter:

Dear XYZ,

Im writing as a Seattle resident/UW alum/WA resident to ask that you stop using live pigs in surgical training, an ethical decision you made five years ago that should not change in light of financial incentives.

As you know, there are excellent and, despite your recent public statements, sufficient alternatives that do not involve animals.

Please find your moral compass.

Thank you,
Your name
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