Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Stops Dog Sacrifice, Last US Medical School to Use Canine Vivisection

Big barks to CWR for stopping this horrendous practice! Thanks to the Houston Chronicle for this article. Med schools to quit killing dogs as way...

Joy  |  Jan 6th 2008


Big barks to CWR for stopping this horrendous practice!

Thanks to the Houston Chronicle for this article.

Med schools to quit killing dogs as way to train docs

By next month, all American medical schools will have abandoned a time-honored method of teaching cardiology: operating on dogs to examine their beating hearts, and disposing of them after the lesson.

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine was the last to use the method, but the dean, Dr. Pamela Davis, said it would no longer do so after this month.

Among the 126 American medical schools, 11 still sacrifice animals for teaching, according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an advocacy group that tracks the practice.

Other than Case, none of them use dogs.