Volunteer with the Physicians Committee to Encourage Ethical Research

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Volunteer with the Physicians Committee to Encourage Ethical Research

1. Contact medical schools that continue to use live animal labs.

While 90 percent of medical schools in the United States have replaced inhumane live animal labs with modern and humane alternatives, these medical schools continue to use live animals to teach baic concepts in human physiology, pharmacology, and/or surgery. If your local universities or alma mater are on this list, please write school officials to express your concerns about these crude exercises.

2. Thank medical schools that no longer use live animal labs.

Many schools no longer use live animal labs to train medical students. If your local universities or alma mater are on this list, please thank school officials for their humane policy.

3. Encourage your school to use dissection alternatives.

Students of all ages are concerned about animal dissection—and rightly so. There’s no need to use animals in the classroom when so many alternatives exist. There are many things you can do to educate your teachers, school administrators, and fellow students about the drawbacks of dissection and the effective and humane alternatives to the use of animals.

4. Help stop animal-to-human organ transplants.

You can help stop dangerous and cruel animal-to-human organ transplants by becoming an organ donor. Encourage your friends and relatives to do the same. The Physicians Committee can supply you with organ donor cards. For more information, please contact research@pcrm.org or 202-686-2210, ext. 329.