Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Canadian Medical Schools to Cease Live Animal Labs
As the title suggests, PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) has received confirmation that the last of the Canadian medical schools using live animals for testing has agreed to use nonanimal methods in the future.Previously, the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) used live pigs in their medical labs, which violated federal law. Also, animal labs are known to be "inhumane and educationally inferior procedures," according to PCRM cardiologist John Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C.Instead, MUN will adopt other educational methods like human-patient simulators.
See article here: http://pcrm.org/newsletter/nov10/pittsburgh.html