At the briefing, multiple organizations urged Congress to task the FDA with moving away from dog studies and other animal testing in the development of new medicines.
Author Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
The bill would end taxpayer-funded cruel experiments on dogs, including those at Wayne State University. A link included here helps Michigan residents contact their representatives.
Recent guidelines backed by the American Heart Association, who receive financial support from the dairy industry, recommend cow’s milk over plant milks for children, despite no demonstrated health benefits from dairy consumption.
Currently, hundreds of thousands of animals, including dogs, rats, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, and birds, are killed each year in the testing of products under EPA’s regulatory purview.
The University of Washington recently started using live pigs to teach general surgery residents—following a five-year span in which human-relevant methods were used instead of animals. Take action today to keep the pressure on UW to give up live animal use.
What is commonly referred to as ‘lactose intolerance’ is not a disease but is rather the normal human condition. This information should not be suppressed to protect the dairy industry.
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.
By simply registering to become an organ and tissue donor, you can help scientists save human lives and reduce and replace animals used in research.
“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.