At Brown, live pigs are used for training emergency medicine residents, even though their anatomy differs from humans’ in important ways. Live animal use has been phased out of 95% of medicine programs in the United States and Canada.
Author Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
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“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mayor de Blasio. “We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”
Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has made a commendable change and ended the use of live pigs to teach invasive medical procedures.
Empowering schools to contribute to the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is an important step for California’s climate strategy. Research shows that healthy, protein-rich plant-based foods like lentils and beans are 26 to 34 times less carbon intensive than beef.
Alpert Medical School of Brown University is using live pigs to teach invasive procedures to its emergency medicine residents, in violation of federal law. The vast majority of emergency medicine residency programs in the United States and Canada use only human-based methods.
In a new report, leading scientific researchers conclude that a dietary shift toward plant foods and away from animal products is vital for promoting human health and the health of our planet.
Research shows that plant-based diets benefit athletes’ heart health, endurance, and recovery.
Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is using live pigs to teach invasive procedures to its emergency medicine residents in violation of federal law, according to a complaint filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Not only is it ethically unjustifiable, using live animals to teach human medicine is simply an irresponsible, substandard practice. When nearly all other programs use human-relevant training methods, it’s time to step into the 21st century and move beyond the crude practice of using animals.
California lawmakers have approved Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, sending the bill to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature. SB 1249 would make it unlawful for cosmetic manufacturers to sell any cosmetic in California if the final product or any component of the product was knowingly tested on animals.