STOP THE USE OF LIVE ANIMALS IN (PALS) COURSES AT ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
  • Petitioned Lee Fetter

This petition was delivered to:

President, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Group President, BJC HealthCare
Lee Fetter
Asst Prof of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
Joseph Donald Gunn, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director, Washington University School of Medicine
Robert M. Kennedy, M.D.

STOP THE USE OF LIVE ANIMALS IN (PALS) COURSES AT ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

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      KINSHIP CIRCLE

Hospital Rams Tubes Down Cats' Windpipes  Nearly every medical teaching facility uses human-patient simulators for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses. But St. Louis Children’s Hospital won't budge. They still push hard tubes down the windpipes of cats and ferrets before killing the animals. These intubation exercises do not require animals. PALS own sponsor, the American Heart Association, has publicly stated that it “ does not require or endorse live animal use” and to a certain extent, has disassociated itself from PALS programs that use animals.

Animal experimenters think that as long as they comply with basic care requirements (many don't) under the Animal Welfare Act — what's the big deal? The big deal is this: It is simply unnecessary to reduce any animal's life to isolation, confinement, invasive procedures and death.

Tell St. Louis Children’s Hospital that simulators are relevant to human anatomy and facilitate student feedback.

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition organiser

      Cincinnati Children's Hospital just announced that they'd stop using ferrets in their pediatric residency program, which means there are no pediatric programs left in Ohio that use animals. Time for St. Louis to follow their lead!

    3. Reached 750 signatures

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    • Nicholas Staber GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      This is completely unnecessary and is only cruel and unusual punishment being carried out on defenseless animals.

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    • Mary Roman PERTH AMBOY, NJ
      • 6 months ago

      ABSOLUTE ANIMAL ABUSE...SAMEON YOU

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    • Joyce Heyman NORCO, CA
      • 8 months ago

      How horrific!!

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    • Dennis Rude Jr. ODENTON, MD
      • 8 months ago

      Totally disgusting! What happened to " do no harm"?

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    • Viviane Escudie HOUSTON, TX
      • 8 months ago

      LEARNING IMPAIRED AND MEDIEVAL PRACTICE

      ARE YOU A LERNING IMPAIRED OR STUPID

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