END INTUBATION TRAINING DRILLS ON CATS AND FERRETS
  • Petitioned Mark Stephen Wrighton

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Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
Mark Stephen Wrighton
Dana Brown Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
David M. Jaffe, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
Joseph D. Gunn III, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
Robert M. Kennedy, M.D.

END INTUBATION TRAINING DRILLS ON CATS AND FERRETS

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Why is St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University the ONLY top neonatal program to drive plastic tubes down the fragile windpipes of cats and ferrets? Are trainees who learn to intubate a baby’s windpipe on the the bloody, swollen throats of animals more equipped to save children in real life? Not exactly.

Animal drills are needless, given access to infant simulators that better replicate a newborn’s airway. That’s why over 90 percent of U.S. pediatrics residency programs rely on human-focused simulators alone.
Intubation exercises cause animals to bleed, swell and scar. Their lungs can collapse. Improperly routed tubes even kill them. It is simply pointless to reduce any animal’s life to isolation, pain and death. Plus, human safety is at risk when future practitioners learn outdated methods.

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    • maquinay monique BELGIUM, BELGIUM
      • 9 months ago

      STOP

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    • Waltraud U. VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • 10 months ago

      DEFORMED UNHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD SEPARATED AND LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

      MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

      IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

      HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION - HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

      Experimentalists have to stop immediately these kind of infantile, cruel and barbaric tests on living creatures by apply strongest justice to them – SEND THEM TO THE WORKLESS ONLY !

      Animal testing is unnecessary and the results unreliable. This has been proven.

      So these establishments are just a means for monsters to torture and kill animals.

      In the 21st century do we really believe this is furthering our knowledge at all?

      Absolutely not! This is murder for murder's sake and UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

      WHICH AUTHORITY IS ABLE TO EFFORD SICK ABUSES LIKE THIS ?

      THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND UNACCEPTABLE !!!

      THE LAW IS TO CHANGE AND HAVE TO STOP THAT UNHUMANE ACTING !

      HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

      Normaltive ethic includes the claim on generally liability.

      DEFORMED MONSTERS SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS. THEY DISTURB FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

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    • jusstin taylor CHICAGO, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      What is wrong with you people.When did you decide to use pets, companions of loves, torture? You are a sickening and unacceptable University. It makes me so angry that you even teach your students to torture pets. I would never believe that people in our country could be so cold, uncaring and have no compassion. you all should be ashamed to even be in are country. you should kill your self u. how can you guys even show your face in are world u should be ashamed of your self.

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    • Linda Brooks EAST ALTON, IL
      • about 1 year ago

      I cannot believe in this day an age animals in ANY way replicate a infant airway. We need doctors with real compassion not this. I don't think I will support this hospitals fund drives or EVER be a patient. I'd rather die!

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    • Christina Lau SAN JOSE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      The fact that this was ever considered a good idea is sick.

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