Ask Laval University to End the Use of Piglets in its Pediatrics Residency
take a minute to ask Laval University Faculty of Medicine Dean Rénald Bergeron,
M.D., to replace the use of piglets in its pediatrics residency program with
validated human-based training methods. This action alert is in French and we provided a translation of the message below.
Subject line: Please End the Use of Live Animals in Laval’s
Message body: I am writing to ask that you immediately end the
use of piglets in Laval University’s pediatrics residency program. As dean, it
is your responsibility to ensure that Laval provides the best education
possible. Simulators such as Laerdal’s infant simulators SimBaby and SimNewB,
CAE Healthcare’s Babysim, and Simulab’s TraumaChild, are available and widely
used for the procedures taught in this course.