Stop using live cats for medical students to practice intubating infants.

Stop using live cats for medical students to practice intubating infants.

    1. Petition by

      St. Louis Alliance for Medical Progress

Wash-U is one of only two schools left in the nation that practices intubating live cats in their medical programs instead of using infant simulators. Bob Barker even offered to buy the school simulators but they refused. The school made an announcement earlier this year that they would no longer use cats in their PALS training course. However, they failed to mention that the cats are still being held in their labs and used for intubation in other programs at the school.

The people doing these procedures are STUDENTS. They are PRACTICING. They are shoving tubes down the throats of drugged cats, often harming them.

Please sign this petition and get the word out there that Wash-U needs to get on board with current medical practices and stop torturing cats!

There are already homes for these cats if the school would just release them.

To:
Stop using live cats for medical students to practice intubating infants.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Delivery of Petition This Week!

      Thanks to everyone who has signed this petition so far. This, along with several other petitions, will be presented to Bo Kennedy, of Washington St Louis School of Medicine, this week. Our goal is to have these kitties (along with ferrets and dogs!) freed by the end of the year. Thanks again for your support -- keep sharing the word!

    3. Thrilled with the Support!

      I am so thrilled by the support of this petition. We will continue collecting signatures and comments and eventually distribute this list to Wash-U Medical School. Thank you for your comments and your passion for the welfare of animals.

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    4. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Richard Rice OLYMPIA, WA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because it's cruel and unusual to do that to cats...

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    • Kathryn Nash OCEAN SHORES, WA
      • about 1 month ago

      Just horrible :(

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    • Kim Mardis SAN MARCOS, CA
      • 3 months ago

      its WRONG

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    • Tammy McDonald SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 3 months ago

      This is completely inhumane and must stop now! Cats are domesticated animals and deserve love and kindness.

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    • David Day HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Disgusting!!!

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