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 August 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine  

News and Campaign Updates

Nim Chimp used in experimentsProject Nim Star Speaks at PCRM Chimpanzee Panel Discussion
Project Nim is a documentary members of Congress should see as they weigh the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. Lawmakers had the opportunity to see this heartbreaking film about chimpanzee experimentation last month when PCRM hosted the Washington, D.C., premiere. Letter to Sen. Boxer >

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Hot dogs can wreck your health billboardHot Dogs Can Wreck Your Health: Billboard Warns NASCAR Fans
Hot dogs can wreck your health. That’s the warning NASCAR Sprint Cup fans got last month from PCRM’s Cancer Project billboard near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. See Billboard >


Mouse used in chemical testingReforming Chemical Testing to Better Protect Humans, Animals, the Environment
Chemical testing kills millions of animals and is a poor way to predict human health effects. In the September issue of Toxicology in Vitro, PCRM toxicologists call for 21st-century methods to replace and reduce the use of animals. Recommendations >

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Bob Harper for 21-Day Vegan Kickstart

Kickstart’s Second Anniversary Celebration: Join Us Sept. 5
The 21-Day Vegan Kickstart has become a worldwide phenomenon since it started just two years ago in September 2009. Join PCRM on Sept. 5 for the second anniversary of the online program that started it all. New Kickstart Book Tour Dates >


Ferret used in medical school trainingCruel Summer: Animals Die for Medical Training
PCRM put the heat on medical schools this summer to end inhumane animal use. Our physicians and attorneys filed legal complaints against the University of Washington and the University of Tennessee calling for superior human-centered technology. Simulator Video >

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Native American chef Lois Ellen FrankPCRM’s Native American Diabetes Prevention Classes Focus on Ancestral Foods
PCRM launched its Native American Cooking and Eating to Beat Diabetes program in 2010. The classes are such a success that one of the instructors was recently featured on Native America Calling, a radio show reaching half a million listeners in the United States and Canada. Recipes >


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PCRM in the News

USA Today covers PCRM's hot dog billboard

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covers PCRM weight-loss success story

The Associated Press covers PCRM’s campaign to end deadly animal use at the University of Tennessee

Chicago Tribune quotes PCRM on new Kids LiveWell fast-food initiative

PCRM Publications

Nature publishes letter urging end to chimpanzee experiments by PCRM director of academic affairs John Pippin, M.D.

Des Moines Register prints letter on vegetarian diets easing animal cruelty by PCRM director of nutrition education Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.

Chemical Watch publishes op-ed on EU animal-tested cosmetics ban by PCRM toxicologist Nancy Beck, Ph.D. [registration required]

Knoxville News Sentinel prints letter on University of Tennessee pig lab by PCRM member doctor Robert Burns, M.D.



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