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Army Medical Center Drops Animal Lab

August 2013

After more than three years of urging from PETA, Madigan Army Medical Center replaced its cruel use of ferrets for pediatric intubation training with modern simulators. PETA’s campaign—which included e-mail appeals from more than 60,000 people, pleas from civilian and military medical experts, and a public banner drop near the facility in Tacoma, Washington—prompted Madigan to undertake an internal review that ultimately confirmed that lifelike infant-patient simulators can be used exclusively to teach intubation skills. Madigan is the third military facility that PETA has convinced to make this switch in as many years.