Mayo Clinic Rochester and Maine Medical Center have stopped using live animals
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FROM Physicians Committee
July 2019

As of now, 96 percent of emergency medicine residencies in the United States and Canada use only nonanimal training methods.

Amazing news! Mayo Clinic in Rochester has finally stopped using live animals to train emergency medicine residents.

After filing a federal complaint in February and sending more than 33,000 petitions from PCRM supporters, the medical center notified us that they have ended animal use.

And there’s more!

We recently learned from a whistleblower that Maine Medical Center had resumed live animals use in its emergency medicine residency program. So PCRM began preparations to file a federal complaint and launch a public campaign to expose its animal cruelty.

Officials at Maine Medical Center got wind of our plans and reached out to see what they could to do stop our efforts. Of course, we told them we wouldn’t back down unless they stopped harming animals...and they agreed to that—effective immediately!

Thank you—these latest victories would not have been possible without your support!

Now, 96 percent of emergency medicine residencies in the United States and Canada use only nonanimal training methods.

But that means that 10 programs remain on our target list.


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