Urgent: BEFORE AUG 30, 2021 -Tell Wake Forest School of Medicine: Stop Killing Animals to Train Surgeons

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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has just launched a new campaign to end the use of animals at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

The school is scheduled to use and kill pigs for a training lab on Aug. 30, so please take action now!

In Wake Forest’s general surgery program, residents perform invasive procedures on live pigs, including cutting open the animals’ chest cavities and removing all or parts of several internal organs. Meanwhile, 77% of surveyed U.S. general surgery residencies use only nonanimal training methods, like human-patient simulators, cadavers, and laparoscopic simulators.

Please ask Wake Forest to improve training for surgery residents by ending animal use today. With your help, we can put an end to these cruel practices.


From email communication sent by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, sent Aug 20, 2021.