Friday, September 4, 2009

U of M med. school to stop using live animals

Some great news!!!

Quoted from:
http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=sctimes&sParam=31517215.story

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota plans to stop using live animals to teach emergency medicine to doctors in training. The Medical School will instead switch to high-tech simulations.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine alleged the university was violating the federal Animal Welfare Act.

A letter from the head of emergency medicine, Dr. Joseph Clinton, says the university significantly reduced the use of live animals on July 1, and will eliminate their use by the end of the year.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says more than 95 percent of U.S. medical schools now use human simulations instead of live animals.

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