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Sponsored by: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Rabbits and sheep are suffering and dying in emergency medicine training at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis. They need your help!

Emergency medicine residents practice on live animals — they are instructed to make incisions into the throats, chests, and even skulls of rabbits and sheep. The procedures continue even if the animal dies while on the operating table. If they survive the procedures, at the end, each innocent animal is killed one by one.

This is Animal Cruelty 101! And, it's ineffective!

Cutting up and killing innocent animals to train future emergency medicine physicians is an outrage — there are superior, nonanimal methods! In fact, HCMC already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that could provide the resources to replace the use of animals.

Please help stop this cruelty by taking action. Sign PCRM's petition to the CEO of HCMC — urge them to stop killing rabbits and sheep and switch to simulation now!

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Petition To:
Jon L. Pryor, M.D., M.B.A.
Hennepin County Medical Center

I am writing to ask that you end the use of animals for training emergency medicine residents at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC). As you know, at HCMC, emergency medicine residents are instructed to practice procedures on live rabbits and sheep. However, there are validated and widely available nonanimal methods that allow trainees to repeat procedures and hone their skills.

HCMC's emergency medicine residency program is in a small minority in the United States, as 126 of 142 surveyed programs use only nonanimal methods such as simulators. HCMC already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that could provide the resources to replace the use of animals. To ensure that future emergency physicians are receiving educationally and ethically superior training methods, please end the use of animals immediately!


Petition Signatures

Sep 20, 2017 Jessica Pollard
Sep 19, 2017 David Hereaux Scumbaggery!
Sep 19, 2017 Connie Ridge STOP this now!
Sep 19, 2017 Lauren Spofford
Sep 19, 2017 Adriana Di Santolo
Sep 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2017 Faze Myri
Sep 19, 2017 Lisa D'Antonio
Sep 19, 2017 linda powell stop using animals for testing
Sep 19, 2017 Siegrid Roedel STOP ANIMAL TESTING NOW--
Sep 19, 2017 renata bertani
Sep 19, 2017 Lou Iannucci
Sep 19, 2017 Astrid Süßbrich
Sep 18, 2017 Mandy M.
Sep 18, 2017 Sabine Hunger
Sep 18, 2017 Sigrid Müller
Sep 18, 2017 colette stalder
Sep 17, 2017 Candy Duncan
Sep 17, 2017 Lyndsey Taylor
Sep 17, 2017 Lacey Velvet
Sep 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Sep 17, 2017 Pat Chambers
Sep 17, 2017 Geralyn & Michael Frishman
Sep 16, 2017 Jillian Beaulieu
Sep 16, 2017 Jacqui Lipschitz
Sep 16, 2017 Deborah Miller
Sep 16, 2017 Joanne Raby
Sep 16, 2017 Vikki Marshall
Sep 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2017 Tonya Raikes
Sep 15, 2017 Maria Daus
Sep 15, 2017 Carola Roy
Sep 15, 2017 julie Macmillan
Sep 15, 2017 Christine Rybczyk
Sep 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2017 Martha Lozano
Sep 14, 2017 Itzel Pichardo
Sep 14, 2017 Lesley Thomas
Sep 14, 2017 Lin Oliver
Sep 14, 2017 Melissa McCoy
Sep 14, 2017 Wendy King
Sep 14, 2017 Roberta Bortzer You are really heartless idiots
Sep 14, 2017 Wendy Pacheco
Sep 14, 2017 Janice Oko
Sep 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2017 serena mackey we should be way past this kind of treatment to animals, there are so many other ways of this doing this training
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 Linda Cook
Sep 13, 2017 Heidi Christensen

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