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Sponsored by: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Each year, pigs are being killed in emergency medicine training at the University of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine (Mizzou). They need your help!The Physicians Committee filed a federal complaint to stop the practice, but Mizzou still refuses to change its ways!

At Mizzou, trainees are instructed to cut into the animal's throat, chest, and abdominal cavity in order to insert needles and tubes, and to practice cardiac procedures. If the animals survive the invasive procedures, they are killed before the final procedure is performed.

Innocent pigs don't deserve to suffer and die through this horrific practice! It's wrong, especially when there are superior, nonanimal training methods available. Mizzou already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that could replace the use of animals, and more effectively train students.

Sign the petition below to Mizzou staff now! Urge them to immediately replace the use of live pigs in their emergency medicine residency program.

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To: Patrick Delafontaine, M.D.; Christopher S. Sampson, M.D.

I am writing to ask that you modernize and humanize medical training at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) in Columbia by ending the use of animals for training emergency medicine residents. As you know, emergency medicine residents at Mizzou are instructed to cut into live pigs to practice procedures. However, there are validated and widely available human-relevant methods that allow trainees to repeat procedures and hone their skills without harming animals.

Mizzou's emergency medicine residency program is in a small minority in the United States and Canada, as 167 of 185 surveyed programs use only nonanimal methods such as simulators and cadavers. In fact, all other emergency medicine residency programs in the state — including Washington University and Mizzou's Kansas City campus — exclusively use human-based training methods. Mizzou already has a state-of-the-art simulation center that offers a full range of high-fidelity mannequins and partial task trainers that could 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 Pierrette Desbiens There are other ways to achieve your goals. PLease reconsider. Killing animals is not the answer.
Sep 20, 2017 carol oakes Stop it
Sep 20, 2017 Michaela Dethlefsen
Sep 20, 2017 Rachel Le Huray
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Kathryn Schulz
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Claire Kirby
Sep 20, 2017 Monica Corado
Sep 20, 2017 Brooke Prather
Sep 20, 2017 Courtney Ralston
Sep 20, 2017 Lori Huotari
Sep 20, 2017 Carie Delgado
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Barbara Frances
Sep 20, 2017 Katie Jarvis
Sep 20, 2017 Eve Bet
Sep 20, 2017 Nicole Tidwell
Sep 20, 2017 Ana Oliveira
Sep 20, 2017 Debra Schmidt
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 penny Palmer
Sep 20, 2017 Penelope Prochazka
Sep 20, 2017 Dee Donnelly
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Susan Smith
Sep 20, 2017 Chris Kaderle
Sep 20, 2017 Jan Davis
Sep 20, 2017 Natalia Savenkova
Sep 20, 2017 Liza Zandonella 174 Jeremy Swamp Rd
Sep 20, 2017 Jennifer Green This is wrong Animals are not for humans to own,murder or mutilate 😡
Sep 20, 2017 Betty Fobare
Sep 20, 2017 Rosa Tarantino
Sep 20, 2017 Kayna Warren
Sep 20, 2017 Christine Teeft
Sep 20, 2017 Carolyn Stenseth
Sep 20, 2017 Mary Burke
Sep 20, 2017 Jay Lefkowitz
Sep 20, 2017 Lynn Di Bari
Sep 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Ellen Lambert
Sep 20, 2017 Keiko Suzuki
Sep 20, 2017 james foppiano
Sep 20, 2017 steve luker
Sep 20, 2017 monica weir please no cruelty to these pigs...
Sep 20, 2017 Theresa Pirkle
Sep 20, 2017 Diana Loeffler
Sep 20, 2017 Bonnie Roberts
Sep 20, 2017 Susan Vorwald
Sep 20, 2017 Su Adams

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