END LIVE ANIMAL LABS AT UNIV OF MISSISSIPPI
  • Petitioned Daniel W. Jones. M.D.

This petition was delivered to:

Chancellor, U of Mississippi Medical Center
Daniel W. Jones. M.D.
Dean of the School of Medicine, U of Mississippi Medical Center
James Keeton, M.D.

END LIVE ANIMAL LABS AT UNIV OF MISSISSIPPI

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In the name of un-progress, University of Mississippi Medical Center resumed live pig labs to "teach" future medical practitioners how to treat human beings. The physiology drills call for students to insert catheters in pigs’ arteries and veins, then obstruct arteries and inject them with drugs. Trainees next expose the animals’ chest cavities to massage their hearts. Upon completion, all animals are killed.

Hmmm. UMMC already runs a sophisticated simulation center. Why not modernize ALL medical curricula with tools applicable to human anatomy and surgery? Mutilating live pigs is no longer viable, given accessibility to advanced human-patient simulators, human cadaver systems, computerized models…

In Canada, every trauma training university is now animal-free. In the U.S., some 96% use human- patient simulators for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) programs.

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    • katrina spencer BOSTON, MA
      • about 1 year ago

      I think they have rights and need to stop suffering

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      • about 1 year ago

      ce n' est pas acceptable de faire souffrir ainsi des animaux ! il faut stopper toute forme de cruauté! l : c' est simplement intolérable ; il doit y avoir des moyens autres!!

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    • Sherri Gillespie LOS GATOS, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      There is no justification for animal labs at University of Mississippi.

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    • Leslene Dunn CLAREMONT, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 1 year ago

      How evil, cruel and wicked are we as humans - words just fail me.

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    • john pasqua VALLEY CENTER, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      shut this place down now.

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