Written by Jeff Mackey
A new PETA ad campaign is rolling out in St. Louis to make
sure that Washington University's faculty, staff, students, and supporters don't
forget about the school's use of live cats for painful and terrifying medical training conducted in conjunction with St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Washington University folks will be confronted by images of
cats like those who have tubes forced down their throats in the university's
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course (most other PALS courses have
upgraded to modern, sophisticated simulators) pretty much everywhere they look:
© iStockphoto.com/Dan Brandenburg
Please join us in telling Washington University and St. Louis
Children's Hospital that it's time to get with the program and scratch cruelty to
cats out of their curriculum.
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