Ask Johns Hopkins University to End the Use of Live Animals in Medical Student Training

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Help us end live pig labs at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Twenty years ago, live animals were commonly used in physiology, pharmacology, and surgery classes at medical schools. A standard lab involved anesthetizing the dog, followed by injecting pharmaceuticals or practicing surgical techniques. After the class, the animal was killed.

Today, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is one of just a few medical schools that still use animals in these cruel and unnecessary exercises.

Fortunately, most schools have eliminated live animal labs from their curriculum altogether. Innovations in medical simulation technology, availability of alternatives, increased awareness of ethical concerns, and a growing acknowledgement that medical training must be human-focused have all facilitated this shift.

Send an e-mail to President Ronald Daniels at Johns Hopkins University and politely urge him to end the practice of using live animals as teaching tools.

Learn more about live animal labs and what you can do to help end them. If you have any questions, please contact me at gmazur@pcrm.org or 202-527-7307. Thank you so much for taking action.




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