Ask University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to End the Use of Goats in its ATLS Courses

Please take a minute to ask Danny Jacobs, M.D., M.P.H., the dean of the school of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) to immediately replace the use of live goats in the school’s Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) courses. 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 goats in UTMB’s ATLS courses with superior human-based training methods.
  • UTMB conducts the only ATLS program in Texas involving live animals.
  • Since UTMB already owns the TraumaMan System, there is no justification for this continued animal use.
  • Please end this cruel and unnecessary practice immediately.

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