Ask the University of Washington to End the Use of Live Animals for Paramedic Training

ParamedicPlease take a minute to ask University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D., and dean of the School of Medicine Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., to replace the use of pigs in the school’s paramedic training program with validated human-relevant training 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 animals in the University of Washington’s paramedic training program with human-relevant training methods.
  • Anatomical differences between pigs and humans render this type of training suboptimal.
  • Other regional programs teaching the same procedures do not use animals.
  • UW has a state-of-the-art simulation center that could replace the use of animals immediately.


  • Ana Mari Cauce, Ph.D.
  • Paul G. Ramsey, M.D.

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