Ask Washington University to End the Use of Cats in its Pediatrics Residency Program

Cat in Cage

Please take a minute to ask Washington University chancellor Mark Wrighton, Ph.D., to immediately replace the use of live cats and ferrets in his school’s pediatrics residency program. 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 cats and ferrets in your pediatrics residency training with superior human-based methods.
  • Your university conducts the only civilian pediatrics training in the United States involving live animals.
  • Since Washington University has state-of-the-art medical simulation centers, there is no justification for this continued animal use.
  • Please end this cruel and unnecessary practice immediately.
  • Click the "Send Message" button and your e-mail will automatically be sent to Chancellor Wrighton.


  • Mark Wrighton


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