‘Your Mom Is Not a Pig’ Warns Mississippi Newspaper Ad
The Physicians Committee’s “Your Mom Is Not a Pig” newspaper ad warned Jackson, Miss., residents that the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s use of animals for medical student training is substandard. The ad was part of a month-long series that ran in the Jackson Free Press throughout January.
Ninety-eight percent of U.S. and Canadian medical schools exclusively use nonanimal education methods. UMC currently operates a simulation center and could replace its use of animals immediately.
Ask UMC to stop using and killing live pigs for medical education at JacksonTakeAction.org.
TAKE ACTION: Ask NIH to Reform Heart Failure Research
The Physicians Committee is pushing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to withdraw millions of dollars in funding from university research during which devices are surgically implanted in dogs—like Queenie—before forcing the animals to run on treadmills.
Queenie was sold to a university laboratory that performs cruel, unnecessary experiments on live animals. In the lab, Queenie and countless other healthy dogs were cut open, devices were implanted in their blood vessels, and then they were forced to run on treadmills. The experimenters then induced hypertension in Queenie by reducing the flow of blood to her kidneys. After nine torturous months, Queenie was killed.
It is too late for Queenie, but not thousands of animals like her.
Please politely urge NIH director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to withdraw funding from the use of dogs in heart failure research. Go to PCRM.org/HeartFailure.