11 Aug '12, 11pm

Kittens Get Reprieve from Medical Training

Kittens Get Reprieve from Medical Training

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia (EMCP) was set to continue medical training by using live kittens for pediatric endotracheal intubation practice by residents. PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ) has long been doing battle with medical schools on the subject of vivisection. In May of this year, they filed a complaint against EMCP, citing violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA.) While societal attitudes about vivisection are changing, there are still some medical schools that teach students through the use of live animals. EMCP was one of them – until recently. PCRM reached out to Animal ACTivests of Philly , a grassroots organization that organizes demonstrations on Philadelphia-area animal rights issues and advocates for animals wherever there is a need. A demonstration at EMCP was scheduled for Wednesday, August 15. It has now been cancelled; the...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/kittens-get-reprieve-from-med...

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