pig_take-actionAsk the University of Washington to End the Use of Live Animals for Paramedic Training

Please take a minute to ask University of Washington (UW) president Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D., School of Medicine dean Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., and Paramedic Training Program director David J. Carlbom, M.D., to replace the use of pigs in the school’s paramedic training courses with human-based methods. We have provided text for you, but if you decide to write your own message, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

  • Please replace the use of live animals in the University of Washington’s paramedic training program with human-relevant methods.
  • Anatomical differences between pigs and humans render this type of training suboptimal.
  • Other programs across the country that teach the same procedure do not use animals.
  • UW has a state-of-the-art simulation center with the equipment that could replace animals immediately.


  • Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D., President, University of Washington
  • Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., CEO of UW Medicine and Dean of the School of Medicine
  • David J. Carlbom, M.D., Director, UW-HMC Paramedic Training Program

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Dear Drs. Cauce, Ramsey, and Carlbom,

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