60 Dogs to be Killed Tomorrow in Live Animal Lab at Medical College of Wisconsin

Liz, Cody's foster furmom, barked this in for all Dogsters and Catsters who are fighting against the use of dogs in vivisection. You Can Help...

Joy  |  Feb 25th 2007


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Liz, Cody‘s foster furmom, barked this in for all Dogsters and Catsters who are fighting against the use of dogs in vivisection.

You Can Help to End Cruel Dog Lab 2/26 – PLEASE XPOST!! URGENT!!

Save Dogs from Live Animal Laboratory Feb. 26

Medical College of Wisconsin Uses Class “B” Dogs

Dogs used for physiology instruction at the Medical College of Wisconsin are purchased from Class “B” random source animal dealer, Kenneth Schroeder of Wells, Minn. Mr. Schroeder has been cited for dozens of violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, including at least 14 instances of failure to make himself available for inspections, unsanitary and unsafe animal facilities, and inadequate or withheld veterinary care for sick animals.

Sound familiar? This has many similarities to Class “B” dealer C.C. Baird. Last Chance for Animals successfully infiltrated Baird’s kennel and documented the horrible conditions, which led to Baird being charged with hundreds of violations of the Animal Welfare Act and the subsequent permanent revocation of his Class “B” licenses.

SIXTY DOGS ARE SLATED TO BE USED AND KILLED in a live animal lab at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) starting Monday, Feb. 26.

You can help save these dogs by contacting MCW today.

Or if you live near Milwaukee, join the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and members of the Wisconsin Humane Society for a demonstration on Feb. 26, the day the lab is scheduled to begin. See below for details.

Can You Help End the Dog Lab at MCW?

Every spring, the medical college uses 60 live dogs in a first-year physiology course. At the end of the class, the dogs are killed.

Labs like this were once common, but today more than 85 percent of U.S. medical schools have implemented humane and effective alternatives. MCW owns four state-of-the-art human patient simulators specifically designed to replace animal use for physiology teaching, so MCW president Michael Bolger could implement humane alternatives immediately, but at this point the decision has not been made.

MCW administrators are considering the use of pigs or sheep as replacements. However, this does not address the basic issue-the use of animals is cruel, unnecessary, and educationally inferior to non-animal alternatives.

Top-ranked medical schools such as Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania have produced excellent doctors for years without the use of live animal labs in their curricula . It’s time for MCW to follow that example and save the lives of countless animals.

2 Things You Can Do:

1. Contact the School Today!

Politely ask administrators to replace live animals with humane non-animal alternatives.The alternatives are cheaper, more effective, and more humane. There is no longer any justification for killing animals in the name of medical education.

T. Michael Bolger
President and CEO
Medical College of Wisconsin
Office of the President
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-456-8225
(On the recording, dial “2” to speak with a live person)
Fax: 414-456-6560
tbolger@mcw.edu

Allen Cowley, Jr., Ph.D.
Chairman
Department of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-456-8277
Fax: 414-456-6546
cowley@mcw.edu

2. Attend the Demonstration in Milwaukee

When: Mon., Feb. 26, 8:15 am The lab is scheduled to begin on this day.
Where: North 87th St. at MCW’s main entrance (between Watertown Plank Rd. and Wisconsin Ave.), Milwaukee WI
Parking: Please use public parking on Watertown Plank Rd. or other adjacent streets. Please carpool when possible.

Signs will be provided.
Dress warmly.
No RSVP is required.
Any questions, contact Ryan at PCRM: rmerkley@pcrm.org 202.686-2210, ext. 336.

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