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|Frequently Asked Questions About Animal Experimentation Issues|
Frequently Asked Questions About Animal Experimentation Issues 1. What concerns are raised by the use of animals for medical and scientific experiments? 2. What are the alternatives to using animals in medical experiments? 3. Is some animal testing required by law? 4. D
|March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions|
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: Commonly Asked Questions Animal Welfare 1. Does the March of Dimes still fund shocking animal experiments? 2. Is there any evidence for the poor treatment of animals in March of Dimes experiments? 3. How can there be any pain or suffe
|The Use of Animals for Physiology Instruction at the Medical College of Wisconsin|
A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C. October 11, 2006 (Revised December 20, 2007) I. Executive summary Twenty years ago, live dogs, cats, pigs and other animals were commonly used in physiology, pharmacology, and surgery courses at medical schools. A sta
|Animal Care and Use Committees: Structural Problems Impair Usefulness|
Animal Care and Use Committees: Structural Problems Impair Usefulness Introduction The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) requires that institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs) be established at research facilities that use animals covered under the Act. The Public Health Service and the Interagency Research
|Your Right to Know: Understanding Animal Experiments in Your Community|
Selecting a Facility or Experiment Animals in Education Collecting Information Bringing in the Law
|An Examination of Animal Experiments|
Inaccurate Results Money Lost, Attention Diverted The Time Factor
By Neal D. Barnard, M.D. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine opposes the practice of releasing animals from shelters or pounds for use in experimentation, sometimes referred to as pound seizure. PCRM is a national nonprofit organization that addresses several issues in medicine and research. Most ci
|PCRM Position Paper on Animal Research|
Approved by the PCRM Board of Directors, July 21, 2010 The primary purpose of medical research is to promote human health, and the most direct research methods focus on the study of human populations, individuals, and tissues. Animal research has been used as an alternative method when the study of humans is deemed
|PCRM Online Archive|
May 2013: Read this Issue> Physicians Committee Hosts Congressional Vegetarian Caucus; Join the VegRUN Marathon Training Program; Baby Boom + Fast Food = Dementia Boom; Attend the International Conference of Nutrition and the Brain; Physicians Committee Persuades Harvard to Close Primate Facility; Militar
|Frequently Asked Questions: Animal Use in Medical School Education|
Q: Isn’t using animals to teach medical students about anatomy, physiology, surgery, and other topics a widely accepted and routinely used method? A: Beginning in the early 1990s, the development and adoption of superior educational methods led to the replacement of animal use in many U.S. medical schools.
|March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview|
March of Dimes-Funded Animal Experiments: An Overview EXTENT, COST, and TYPES of ANIMALS USED The March of Dimes does not report the number of animals used per year. The March of Dimes uses many different species of animals, including primates, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, hamsters, fe
|Current and Proposed Medical College of Wisconsin Sources for Dogs: Class B Random Source Animal Dealers and Humane Shelters|
Dogs used for physiology instruction at the Medical College of Wisconsin are purchased from a Class B random source animal dealer. Class B animal dealers are brokers who sell animals to research facilities, veterinary schools, or medical schools such as MCW. They acquire these animals from a variety of sourc
|Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation|
Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Regulation What is toxicity testing? What are some concerns with the use of animals in toxicity testing? What is the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)? Is TSCA in need of modernization? How can chemical regulatory legislation be more effective? What is the Saf
|Illegal Experiments: Physicians File Lawsuit Against UCSF for Violating Animal Welfare Law|
Should taxpayers have to fund illegal animal experiments? Many university-affiliated research centers across the country violate the Animal Welfare Act time and again—then use state funds to pay the fines and simply continue their experiments. Six California doctors are taking a stand against these activit
Increased Calcium Intake Does Not Reduce Bone Fractures or Osteoporosis 5/27/2011 A new study published in the British Medical Journal1 found that people who consumed the highest amounts of calcium did not have a reduction in bone fractures or osteoporosis. In fact, those who consumed the most calcium (more t