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pigs used illegally in medical trainingNew Video Uncovers Lethal Use of Pigs for Medical School Training
A scalpel slices through a live pig. The chest is cracked open. An instructor shocks and manipulates the heart. The pig is killed. This is how pigs are unlawfully used to teach medical students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Johns Hopkins’ Pig Use >

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vague dietary guidelinesMeat and Dairy Dangers Concealed in Dietary Guidelines, Says Lawsuit
PCRM is suing the federal government over the newly released Dietary Guidelines. Deliberately obscure language about the consequences of eating meat and dairy products hinders America’s fight against obesity. McDonald’s Adviser Has Guidelines Input >


Neal Barnard, M.D. 21-Day Weight Loss KickstartPBS Kickstart Your Health Program Features New 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart Book
You’ve participated in the online 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. You’ve downloaded the iPhone app. Now, you can buy the 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart book and watch Kickstart Your Health on PBS. Watch Preview >


ferret used in pediatrics trainingAnimals Unlawfully Used in University of Washington’s Pediatrics Training
Live ferrets are unlawfully used in invasive and painful procedures in the pediatrics residency program at the University of Washington, says PCRM in a federal complaint filed last month. Infant Simulator Video >


Superbowl star promotes healthy school lunches2011 Super Bowl Star Promotes Healthy School Lunches
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley recently partnered with PCRM on “Sack Your Old Lunch!” The print ad encourages readers to spread the message that school lunches should provide healthful options that fight childhood obesity. Download Woodley's Lunch Ad >


rabbitPCRM Asks Congress for Chemical Tests That Protect Humans and Animals
Ensuring that industrial chemicals are safe presents a monumental challenge. PCRM's congressional testimony last month urged toxicity testing reforms that would meet this challenge and better protect animals in laboratories and humans. 11 Animal Testing Myths > 


John SalleyMiss DC USA 2010 Interviews NBA Champ John Salley on His Passion for a Healthier America
When you think of a vegan, you may picture a waifish hippie. But maybe you should think of an almost-7-foot-tall retired NBA player with four championship rings. Salley's Inspiration for Change > 


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PCRM in the News

The Baltimore Sun covers PCRM's campaign to end live animal labs at Johns Hopkins University

The Washington Post quotes PCRM president Neal Barnard on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

ABC News promotes PCRM’s resources on vegan diets

The Seattle Times covers PCRM’s pediatrics training campaign

Texas newspaper quotes PCRM director of nutrition education Susan Levin, M.S., R.D. on vegan diets

PCRM Publications

The Seattle Times prints letter by PCRM senior medical and research adviser John Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C., arguing against the University of Washington’s use of ferrets

The Denver Post prints op-ed by Susan Levin on new Dietary Guidelines

Ohio newspaper prints letter by PCRM dietitian Joseph Gonzales, R.D., on eating healthy on Super Bowl Sunday



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